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Fetch AI aims to liberate AI for the masses with ledgers

Fetch.AI emerged from stealth-mode in March 2018, with $15mn funding and a grand ambition to liberate the benefits of AI and Machine Learning (ML) for the masses by creating a robust distributed virtual world for trading and interaction between autonomous agents. Based in Cambridge, UK, it is easy to see how this ambition germinated since the company’s key founders were previously leading AI specialists at DeepMind and became disgruntled when Google took it over. CEO and co-founder Humayun Sheikh was particularly scathing of DeepMind’s sale to Google, arguing this made it impossible for it to develop independent AI platforms and that the technology will only deliver widespread benefits across society when freed from the big tech giants in general. “I…

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