The world's first marketplace for AI technologies has hit Australia and is looking for partnerships and funding

Sophia/ Sarah Kimmorley

SingularityNET, the world’s first marketplace for artificial intelligence (AI) technologies, is in Australia debuting its platform to local business and technology communities.

Put simply, the marketplace acts like an app store, where developers can come together to share and learn from each other’s projects, as well as sell and trade their assets.

The project aims to foster greater collaboration between AI developers, making robots and other technologies using AI.

This is where smart robots with feelings and expressions or potentially autonomous functions comes in.

Also touring with SingularityNET is Sophia, the world’s most advanced humanoid robot.

With human-like features and expressions, she is a leading example of what the platform could bring to the world and what future robots could look and act like.

While in Australia, the SingularityNET team’s objective is seeking corporate and R&D partners with universities, and research institutions to trial and conduct proof of concepts. It’s also looking to conduct fundraising initiatives in the coming months.

SingularityNET will be in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth throughout the last week of October, assisted by Perth-based blockchain technology consulting firm, DigitalX.

Business Insider caught up with Dr Ben Goertzel, founder and CEO of SingularityNET while they were in Sydney.

You can watch him talk about SingularityNET, artificial intelligence and Sophia below:

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