Humans.ai is vying to democratize the AI creation process enabling anyone to build their AI and generate value from it. To achieve our goal, we supercharged the concept of Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAO), creating our own take on the governance, the AI DAO, a permissionless framework that democratizes the AI creation process, which enables anyone to create or help support the AI of the future.
In 2016, an interesting and very ambitious experiment took place, whose echoes still reverberate in the crypto and tech community. In fact, it was a world first, that tried to leverage blockchain, a technology that was starting to soar in popularity, to build a new type of self-governing organization that tried to remove humans from the managerial seat. This was the DAO, an acronym for Decentralized Autonomous Organization, a revolutionary project that managed to raise over USD 150 million in Ether, establishing itself as one of the greatest crowdfunding efforts of the time.
Nevertheless, success sprouts from the ashes of failure. Even if the initial implementation failed, the DAO ultimately succeeded in planting the idea of an organization that can run itself, without requiring the aid of humans.
Humans.ai is building upon this idea, transforming the concept of DAO to fit its mission, to enable everyone to contribute to the creation and management of artificial intelligence while also keeping it under close human observation. A human behind every AI that is our vision.
Humans.ai believes that the AI of the future needs to become independent. The question that started our journey was straightforward — do we want AI to be monopolized, to be developed behind closed doors by corporate giants like Alphabet, Facebook, Amazon, Nvidia, Microsoft, who have cemented their place as the primary actors in the AI field, or do we want AI to be developed by the people in a transparent and permissionless ecosystem where anyone can play an active role and verify the AI of the future to see if it is being kept ethic
The initial concept of the DAO inspired Humans.ai to devise its own iteration of the concept, the AI DAO which introduces a democratic opportunity for every human around the world to participate in the development and management of the AI of the future.
We encourage people to participate in our decentralized governance model, to join our community and engage in discussions to get informed about this incredible technology and have an active role in its development. With our AI DAO, we aim to influence the future of AI development by placing people at the forefront of the AI revolution, enabling their direct involvement in shaping the future of AI, instead of being passive bystanders who let their data be collected by big companies to develop AI in an opaque fashion.
In the Humans.ai ecosystem, the concept of AI DAO means that the governance principles of a DAO are applied to the AI algorithms and assets which are managed collectively by the community as a whole, as opposed to by specific individuals.
Humans.ai wants to be the one-stop solution for everybody who wants to create their own AI and generate value from it. In this respect, our AI DAO has a very clear goal. We are building a permissionless platform to democratize the AI creation process. From the business world perspective, we are building a marketplace, an AI of AIs designed to be permissionless to allow anyone to join and start creating or contributing towards the next generation of AI.
The innovative technological approach employed by Humans.ai is to put together the innovative fields of artificial intelligence and non fungible tokens, respectively blockchain technology, to create AI NFTs, a new type of asset class that enables anyone to own a piece of AI and determine how it will be used. With the technology developed by Humans.ai, NFTs are transformed from a static art form to a complex instrument that enables the creation of AI that generates real-world value.
AI NFTs are an integral component of our ecosystem, acting similar to building blocks for future AI. As such, Humans.ai devised a new way to govern AI NFTs like DAOs in which the owner can choose to share a part or all of the control with relevant community members who may want a stake in the respective AI product.
Considering that AI NFT will generate economic value in direct proportion with the usefulness of the NFT, the owners of the AI NFT DAO tokens will have a say over the pool of $HEART tokens collected by the AI NFT from accepted requests. A lot of people don’t have the knowledge to access the burgeoning AI economy, so we have designed a set of streamlined tools to help them generate a passive income through their AI NFTs and take advantage of the great decentralized revolution by tapping directly into the benefits of the decentralized economy.
The AI DAO framework will be an essential element in the Humans.ai governance flow. Our objective is to reach a consensus on the settings that Human Validators must enforce. Human Validators are the main agents which ensure that only the valid requests received by an AI product are accepted and processed. Human Validators participate directly in the Proof of Human consensus mechanism by sharing their biometrics. Their role in the Humans.ai network is ultimately dictated by the amount of $HEART tokens staked and the staking of an additional data product fungible token.
The creators of AI data products can opt for opening the governance of their solution to the community. This means that the community becomes directly involved in the management and the governance of the AI, as well as responsible for ensuring that it is maintained ethically. The fungible part of the asset class represents the governance rights. Formal on-chain governance is both entity-based (based on identity confirmation) and stake-based (based on the token stake.
As DAO participants, Human Validators can fill two roles:
· Manage: approve/reject request sent to AI NFT via Proof-Of-Human
· Govern: override certain Global Governance via the proposal submission
The benefits of the Humans AI DAO are multifaceted. Firstly, it is designed to reduce the need for trust between parties because all interactions are defined using code, enhancing the credibility and transparency of transactions.
Secondly, there is no hierarchy, and all members of the DAO have equal roles in submitting and voting on project proposals. Smart contracts add an automation layer that either approves or rejects the changes based on cast votes.
Lastly, our AI DAO enables communities to work together on AI subjects of mutual interest regardless of location, social status, race or gender. Decisions are made transparently and with no bureaucracy.
In Humans.ai, the AI DAO infrastructure brings the potential for AI assets (algorithms and input data) to be managed by a collective of stakeholders interested in its application at the same time ensuring that each AI is used according to the rules embedded in it. It helps ensure that no AI, face or voice is used to create deep fakes, for example.
We merge the benefits of our ecosystem infrastructure, in particular the Proof of Human validation, and the advantages brought by DAO governance, applicable to AI assets created and managed through Humans.ai.
Collective ownership and management of AI algorithms: useful when the creator of an AI opens its governance to their peers. For example, an algorithm developed by a medical school research centre is transferred towards the broader healthcare community to define the rules, restrictions and acceptable criteria for further use, as well as collectively share the payoffs of the algorithm’s commercial use.
Another relevant example relates to users who provide their biometric data. For example, the provider of a voice sample can set restrictions on what kind of requests for voice minting can be accepted (e.g. only business videos), and human validators will check every request to see if they comply with the restrictions embedded inside the AI NFT that encapsulates the voice of its owner. However, if the data provider chooses a DAO style for the product governance, the community members will have a say on what restrictions to impose.
A Decentralized Autonomous Organization, DAO for short, is an organization that runs on a predetermined set of rules without requiring formal human management. It acts as a community empowered governance model that encourages its members to stake a part of their cryptocurrency to help support the system, enabling it to operate autonomously without requiring a central authority or a third-party intermediary to facilitate trust. The rules that govern a DAO are codified in the shape of a smart contract, a self-executing piece of code that rests on top of a blockchain network that triggers when certain conditions are met.
Being built upon a blockchain foundation enables DAOs to tap into the features and characteristics of this technology to make its activity transparent and verifiable by every DAO participant, opening up a new form of collaboration in which members don’t rely on a designated intermediary to make decisions.
As opposed to the top-down decision making employed by traditional centralized organizations, decision-making in DAOs is designed as a democratic process in which members cast votes to agree on the execution of a course of action that happens automatically, in a decentralized way.
Compared with classical organization models, DAOs come with several competitive advantages. DAOs lack a rigid hierarchical structure, as every participant has a set amount of voting power proportional to the amount staked. This design choice enables a better degree of cooperation between members, which creates a fertile environment for innovation, as smart ideas get the credit they deserve and are not subjected to the conflicting interests of a corporate apparatus. In a DAO, every idea benefits from visibility and its chance of being voted depends entirely on the value it can bring to the organization
This is why many DAO supporters claim that this type of organization represents a new step in the evolution of business organizations. Humans.ai shares this point of view, believing that DAO can be positioned at the convergence of several innovative technologies like AI and blockchain, giving them the possibility to unlock a wide spectrum of business possibilities through its ability to act as a decentralized, permissionless ecosystem.