Podcast #002 — Amy Chen (Cortex)

Our guest for the second episode of the Beyond Blocks Podcast: Amy Chen (Cortex)


Cortex’s main mission is to provide the state-of-the-art machine-learning models on the blockchain in which users can infer using smart contracts on the Cortex blockchain. One of Cortex’s goals also includes implementing a machine-learning platform that allows users to post tasks on the platform, submit AI DApps (Artificial Intelligence Decentralized Applications).

Amy herself is the COO of Cortex and has a very significant background in (electronical) engineering and economics. In this episode, the two of us talked about everything around AI, blockchain and the power of combining both.

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00:00–00:45 Intro
00:45–05:30 Amy’s Background
05:30–08:35 Defining AI & Inference
08:35–11:20 The Potential Of AI (AGI/ASI)
11:20–15:40 Decentralized AI vs Centralized AI
15:40–17:25 Incentive & Token Economics
17:25–19:45 AI-Integrated Smart Contracts
19:45–21:05 Additional Challenges (e.g. Scalability)
21:05–23:05 Going From Usability To Usage
23:05–25:25 AI In Entertainment (e.g. Westworld, Ex Machina, HER)
25:25–26:35 The Exponential Growth Of (AI) Technology
26:35–28:00 Daily Use Of AI
28:00–29:00 Trends in AI & Blockchain Industry
29:00–32:35 Self-Driving Cars (Using AI Smart Contracts)
32:35–34:15 AI & Blockchain ‘Overhyped’?
34:15–35:40 Elon Musk’s ‘AI Overwatch’ Proposal
35:40–37:15 Creating A Balance: Privacy vs Transparency
37:15–38:20 Geographical Impact (Being Based In China)
38:20–41:10 Reflecting On The Current Crypto Market
41:10–42:15 2019…
42:15–43:15 Outro