A Global Economy

of Decentralized Computing

NuNet lets anyone share and monetize their computing resources at scale and
provides globally-distributed, optimized computing power for decentralized networks.

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Challenges and Opportunities

Current state of global computing infrastructure

Fragmented market, controlled by a few big players

Large infrastructure providers dominate by locking users into their computing and data silos. Private data is controlled by vendors and cloud providers. Raw data from IoT arrays is locked into proprietary cloud infrastructures.

Cutting-edge AI and ML is not affordable for most except largest corporations

Individuals, researchers and SMEs cannot afford computing resources needed to develop and apply new technologies — further widening the gap between the big players and everybody else.

A wealth of latent computing resources distributed across edge devices lies dormant and underused

Huge amounts of unused computing power and data are scattered hidden in private computers, mobile phones, wearables and other private devices.

The estimated computing power of devices owned by private individuals and distributed over the world exceeds the fastest supercomputers by many orders of magnitude.

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Mobile devices

6

Mobile subscriptions are already broadband

3

5G subscriptions by 2025 (100 - 1000 Mbits/s)

50

Households of the world have a PC

1126

A modern mobile GPU is 10 times more powerful than Deep Blue – a supercomputer that defeated world chess champion Gary Kasparov in a historic chess showdown in 1997

The building blocks of a global, decentralized computing and data economy are in place today. NuNet cements these building blocks together into a new co-operative market, bringing unprecedented social and economic value accessible to all.

A flexible, decentralized computational universe

Mobile computational processes

NuNet can send AI algorithms and computational workflows (both open-source and proprietary) to appropriate hardware near data sources to process private data securely.

Multi-sided platform

Enables owners of computational hardware, AI and software developers, data controllers and user communities to interact directly.

Machine-to-machine ecosystem

Powered by multi-token microtransactions on blockchain, NuNet will enable algorithms to compensate hardware costs and data sources, nurturing a vibrant machine economy connecting devices, algorithms and data.

NuNet will transform the multi-billion cloud computing industry, by enabling AI agents and software components to search the network for the most fitting hardware resources to run on.

Value for all stakeholders

Share your spare computing resources – for beneficial causes, or to earn tokens

Individuals and organizations can register their spare computing capacities on NuNet, allowing other platform users to find them and use them. Resource-providers can customise usage conditions.

Owners of mobile phones, personal computers, IoT devices and private and public cloud infrastructures.

Share a database or a stream of data – for beneficial causes, or to earn tokens

Individuals and organizations register data sources to NuNet, letting other users find and use them in an encrypted and revocable manner, ensuring data provenance and privacy aligns with user preferences.

Instead of large corporations using your data, imagine sharing it in a safe and encrypted environment, with your full revocable consent, and being paid for it.

Enable seamless execution of your code on NuNet, opening it for broad usage and compensation in tokens

Developers and organizations can register their services (AI, data science or ML workflows) to NuNet, and run them on devices provided by compute providers, using data provided by data providers, and discovered and used by NuNet platform consumers.

Imagine a new state-of-the-art open-source AI algorithm being immediately picked and integrated into thousands of production workflows running in parallel on a global platform.

Run any complex or heavy-duty workflow on NuNet, use permissioned data

Individuals and organizations can access AI, ML, data, or hardware services, and reap the results of their business logic executed on NuNet. The task description API takes their requests, and the process validation and result description APIs deliver their results to them. Payment gateways and aggregators provide smart contracts and settle financial or crypto transactions between consumers, providers and operators.

Imagine to be able to define any business logic or task to be sent to state-of-the-art AI algorithms on NuNet, backed by permissioned data and best available hardware.

Integrate any decentralized computing platform, storage solution, data sharing framework and AI marketplace

NuNet is an open ecosystem of competitive cooperation between integrated  frameworks – a marketplace of marketplaces. Due to its openness, such cooperation would self-organize towards the best technologies and services providing best social and economic value for individual and business consumers.

NuNet’s Technology & Economy

Powerful API of APIs integrating world's computing resources into a single network.

NuNet brings parallel computing networks and infrastructures together in a parallel network tied together by portable lightweight adapters and network operations agents. Computational agents use adapters as a low-level API to engage in computational reflection, context awareness, and flexible mobile value exchange between distributed processes and hardware devices.

Providing decentralised optimised computing power and storage for distributed computing platforms

NuNet has technical and business layers above its physical computing infrastructure, and below distributed computing and data frameworks, such as SingularityNET, members of the Decentralized AI Alliance and others. NuNet’s open nature allows it to implement the many existing technological solutions offered by general computing, AI, cryptography, blockchain and other domains. Ultimately, our core goal is to provide decentralized optimized computing power and storage resources to make any computing platform or process distributed.

A vibrant community of stakeholders

NuNet Foundation will organize and build a decentralized governance structure, to ensure the development and use of the network is sustainable, democratic and beneficial for all. Minor technical decisions – depending on the case – will be made by the Foundation, partners or the pool of owners of network operations agents. The Foundation will own the initial set of network operations agents, so this distinction may be refined during the network’s first years of operation. The Foundation and partners will also elect a Technical Council which may include representatives of owners of network operations agents, community members and users. Critical decisions will involve direct community and token holder polls. The community of token holders will have the right to organize a Supervisory Council for the advice and representation in the Foundation’s decisions.

Enabling token exchanges and micro-payments between stakeholders, individual processes and hardware devices

NuNet tokenomics provides an economic layer on top of the technical implementation of the platform. This layer is necessary for sustainable development and operation of the decentralized ecosystem.

Via NuNet tokenomics, compute providers will compete to provide cost-efficient and reliable computing to execute computational processes that the AI services request. AI service providers will compete to provide efficient and precise algorithms and AI engines. Data providers will compete to supply the best quality and most reliable data to the AI algorithms.

Secure networking via NuNet Adapters

NuNet adapters enable each NuNet-enabled hardware device to communicate with the rest of the network. Adapters provide secure networking between private hardware devices and computing processes (e.g. SingularityNET AI Services), allow for computational resource owners to be directly paid by their customers, and for individual users with computational needs to communicate and pay tokens directly to other members of the network.

NuNet overlays the computational network with a payments network that enables collaboration between owners of computing resources, decentralized computing platforms and marketplaces. Computing processes communicate only via adapters, providing heightened security and privacy guarantees to each constituent.

Our Team

Main Developers

Tech lead

Dagim Sisay

Dagim Sisay is a Software and Hardware Engineer based in Addis Ababa Ethiopia. Most notably, he has worked on OpenCog for Embedded Systems enabling the platform to run on ARM based devices for Toy robots (in collaboration with Hanson Robotics) and network infrastructure devices (in collaboration with Cisco) and he also led the reprogramming of the Philip K. Dick life-sized robot in late 2019 at the University of Louisville in Kentucky, USA in collaboration with Hanson Robotics and SingularityNet.

Yitbarek Yohannes

Yitbarek Yohannes holds BSc in Electrical and computer engineering (Computer Focus) (2019). He is a full-time programmer at ICog-labs and, prior to NuNet has notably worked on Opencog (atomspace), virtual assistant (pattern macthing), nunet (backend, blockchain) and song-splitter app (android studio) projects. His interest mainly focuses on blockchain.

Israel Abebe

Israel is a Machine Learning Engineer with an MSc in Machine Intelligence from AIMS-AMMI and BSc degree in Software Engineering from Addis Ababa University. He has more than four years of machine learning industry experience developing several machine learning models and services. His research interest includes Multi-modal Learning and the real-world application of deep learning.

Amante Diriba

Amante Diriba holds a degree in software engineering from Addis Ababa University (2019). He is a programmer at iCog-Labs, the Addis based team of SingularityNet. Prior to being a full time programmer, he has been working as an intern for 2 years at iCog-Labs itself, where he gained a lot of things from ML to AI and NLP to other related subjects. As his final graduation project he co-worked on English to Afan Oromo Neural Machine Translation system.

Tewodros Kederalah

Tewodros Kederalah is a full-time programmer at iCog-Labs. He holds a degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Addis Ababa University. His main interests are in Machine Learning, Blockchain, and IoT.

Notable Advisors

Ibby Benali

Ibby Benali holds a degree in Digital Business Studies and Liberal Arts and Sciences. She is the Tech Marketing Manager and Data Protection Officer at SingularityNET and as a true polymath she has experience leading a team of content creators, designers, developers, marketers, and technologists to decentralize artificial intelligence and to democratize the access to AI technology. She was named as one of the women at the forefront of changing the gender ratio in the tech industry by Fast Company. Ibby always finds herself in a quest for excellence and tries to transfer this mindset to others in order to prepare the world for a hi-tech future. She played a key role in several discussions and roundtables where she presented her perspectives on digital transformation and the impact on society, education, and businesses, such as with the Dutch Royal Family and at the European Parliament.

Marcello Mari

Marcello Mari is the CEO of SingularityDAO and Director of Comms at SingularityNET. He was part of the founding team of SingularityNET in 2017. He was a contributor to TechCrunch, Wired and The Guardian, following a career in marketing and PR across a number of tech startups in London. He holds a BA in Political Science and an MA in Political Communication by University of Bologna. Twice a TEDx speaker, he is often invited to speak at world’s leading tech conferences.

Mario Alberto Casiraghi

Mario is CFO of SingularityNET and SingularityDAO, bringing a wealth of knowledge from his experience in traditional finance and DeFi. Prior to SingularityNET he was co-founder and head of blockchain entertainment company Xfinite, for which he raised over $25 million via STO. He started his blockchain journey as founder of DandYlion, a leading blockchain community focusing on tech and financial education, and a partner at Blockchain Solution Partners, an advisory boutique providing turnkey blockchain expertise to established companies. Mario has been involved in crypto strategy, structuring, OTC transactions and capital raising for a number of high profile transactions. Prior to working in blockchain, Mario spent six years in financial markets working at Bank of America Merrill Lynch and RBS as a specialist in Debt Capital Markets, where he completed more than 50 transactions and around €80 billion in financing. Mario holds an economics and finance degree from Bocconi and Master’s in Management from the ESCP Europe Business School.

Bill Inman

Bill has decades of experience as an entrepreneur, founder and executive at multiple companies growing from the idea stage to tens of millions in revenue, with one reaching over $3 billion. He is a blockchain patent holder and experienced in emerging technology, working with AI, PaaS, blockchain and cloud companies. Bill serves as an advisor to multiple emerging, tech, gig economy and professional sports leagues.

* 20 years entrepreneurial experience as startup founder
* Multiple companies grown from idea stage to tens of millions in revenue
* Co-founded company to over $3B in revenue within 4 years
* Blockchain patent holder
* Successfully advised a wide range of verticals including PaaS, SaaS, human capital, IT services, pro sports, fintech, fashion and entertainment
* Frequent keynote speaker and conference host with publication credits including U.S. News & World Report
* Deep Gig Economy, AI, and Blockchain experience
* Regularly invited to speak at events such as; HR.com, SHRM, PIHRA and the Institute of Human Resources
* Has advised many global organizations on strategy & fund-raising.
* CEO of Singularity Studio

Founders

CEO

Dr. Kabir Veitas

Dr. Kabir Veitas holds a PhD in Interdisciplinary Studies (2019), masters degrees in AI (2009), international business management (2007) and a degree in business administration (1997). He has a multi-year experience in strategic business consulting, multi-stakeholder negotiations and project management, socio-economic cost-benefit analysis, policy design as well as held executive positions in the past. His later career focuses on decentralized computing system’s research and development, social integration of AI, IoT and distributed ledger technologies, artificial general intelligence research and technology policy design, based on long standing interest and research of philosophy of mind, cognitive science, complex systems and future studies of human socio-technological systems.

Dr. Ben Goertzel

Dr. Ben Goertzel is the CEO of the decentralized AI network SingularityNET, and the Chief Scientist of Hanson Robotics, chairman of AGI Society, OpenCog Foundation, Decentralized AI Alliance and futurist nonprofit Humanity+. He is one of the world’s foremost experts in Artificial General Intelligence aimed at creating thinking machines with general cognitive capability at the human level and beyond. Dr. Goertzel has decades of expertise applying AI to practical problems in areas ranging from natural language processing and data mining to robotics, video gaming, national security and bioinformatics. He has published 20 scientific books and 140+ scientific research papers, and is the main architect and designer of the OpenCog system and associated design for human-level general intelligence. Dr. Goertzel is the founding member of the Global Brain Group, established in 1996 for researching collective intelligence arising from the interconnection of humans, computers and AI systems.

Dr. David Weinbaum (Weaver)

Dr. David Weinbaum (Weaver) holds a PhD in Philosophy and Sciences from Vrije Universiteit Brussel (2018) and M.Sc. in Electronic Engineering from Tel Aviv University (1989) with experience in computer engineering, parallel algorithms, symbolic computing, software and hardware design, and R&D management. His work and research aim at developing models of self-organized distributed cognition, distributed thought processes and distributed social governance towards the emergence of a Global Brain. His major research interests are: cognitive science, artificial general intelligence, complex systems, consciousness, cybernetics, evolution theory, foundations of thought, philosophy of mind, Deleuzian theory of difference, futures studies and the singularity, posthumanism and the transformative potential of human consciousness.

Everything you need to know

The NuNet protocol enables a global economy of decentralized computing. NuNet lets anyone create, share and monetize computing resources at scale. As NuNet launches for the public, it will contribute to a decentralized, global economy for the benefit of all.

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