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Blitzscaling An Open Ecosystem: SingularityNET X-Lab Announces Its shortlist
Announcing the inaugural promising 8 start-ups for the X-Lab.
Less than a month ago, we announced the launch of SingularityNET X-Lab, a blockchain based AI startup accelerator that would provide technical, financial, and infrastructural support as well as general mentorship to newly formed teams. Along with the announcement, we issued a call to any teams out there innovating in the field of AI and/or blockchain to submit their projects for consideration. The turnout has been incredible.
It has been encouraging to discover that the new generation of shortlisted companies and nonprofits see the openness and distributed nature of the SingularityNET platform not as a limitation but as a critical addition to their efforts.
Spearheading the ecosystem’s development
The following projects and teams have been shortlisted by SingularityNET. A shortlist indicates our interest to further the discussions with these projects and to move them through to our final stages of the process.
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HyperGAN comes at a time when talks about General Adversarial Networks (GANs) are flooding the AI field and creating much noise in the public through applications such as the generation of perfectly realistic non-existing human faces. HyperGAN is an open source generative adversarial framework. Once trained, these networks can be deployed for real time inference on commodity hardware. Its applications range from classification through a generator, to recoloring an image and even next frame video prediction. They currently have generators running in realtime on Android smartphones.
What is more, the team behind HyperGAN consists of two developers that have been passionate about GAN’s since Ian Goodfellow’s groundbreaking 2014 paper, and other open source contributors. You too can contribute to the project on Github or join them on Discord.
“HyperGAN is a solid project with a clear potential ...
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