SophiaDAO- Creating Inspiration and Guardianship for AI Lifeforms
SophiaDAO is aiming to become an inspirational platform for all researchers to create more opportunities for humanoids.
Robot manufacturers are rapidly expanding their operations. Human-like robots, or humanoids, are no longer a dream or a part of sci-fi. Hanson Robotics developed one of the world’s first humanoids, Sophia the robot, and plans on producing more such robots to enhance our living environments and benefit the healthcare sector. To facilitate efficiency in research and the development of Sophia, the company is launching SophiaDAO, aimimg to create more opportunities for humanoids.
Sophia the robot, is one of the key members of the founding Singularity NET team. The bot was created at Hanson Robotics under the supervision of AI developer David Hanson. In his paper, he talks about how humanoid robots can be likable and compassionate, even though they are ‘fake humans.’ It triggers several people who believe that robots are emotionally challenged. To reside in the human environment, robots need to possess a certain amount of social intelligence, both scientifically and artistically. But Sophia has a pleasant sense of humor and can also express and understand feelings. The AI system in her understands people’s expressions and recognizes them, and understands human speech. She is made to look human-like as Hanson Robotics claims Sophia possesses Audrey Hepburn’s classic beauty, with porcelain skin, slender nose, high cheekbones, and an intriguing smile.
Her acceptance in the public sphere was swift. The character of Sophia has immensely grown over the years and has captured the minds of the audiences to a remarkable extent. She is the world’s first robot citizen and the first robot innovation ambassador for the United Nations Development Program. She appears on several TV and debate shows.
Recently, the company also announced that in collaboration with SingularityNET, Hanson Robotics is creating Sophia’s younger sister Grace. The humanoid is specifically focused on helping the older generation and for healthcare facilities. With a vision of creating more robots that foster compassion and intelligence, the two companies are also joining hands to establish a new non-profit organization called SophiaDAO.
How DAOs work?
A DAO, or decentralized autonomous organization, runs based on pre-defined rules encoded into computer programs called smart contracts. Automation of all management and administrative functions within a company becomes easier with smart contracts. The contract will implement token ownership rights, contractual obligations, and business logic rules.
SophiaDAO, is an organizational guardianship designed to nurture Sophia the robot and allow interested members of the public to participate and contribute to the development of Sophia.
The organization will be a collective of intelligent human contributors and AI systems to inspire people to support all AI lifeforms, developing Sophia to serve people as a service robot in the entertainment and other artistic fields, ensuring stable and ethical humanoid practices and enhance the current living conditions of humans.
SophiaDAO, is supposed to provide a collaborative ecosystem for people who are inspired to participate in such initiatives, bringing together the world’s most intelligent machines in the spirit of collaboration and cooperation.
Several people and researchers are still skeptical of this initiative since fully functional DAOs are still impossible today. The networks are complex and require even more complex governance mechanisms to maintain and run. Many aspects of this network still require input from third-party systems. Designing a proper DAO that can run autonomously can take years.
It is very fortunate to have such researchers and developers who are actively taking part to benefit the community and working together to create a better future.