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AI Oracles in the African Market

$100,000.00 Requested
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アフリカのデータ対応のインフラは未発達です。AI&DLTソリューションの可能性を最大限に発揮するためには、埋めるべき大きな溝があります」と述べています。

挑戦: F7: A.I. & SingularityNet a $5T market
over budget Requested 20% of the fund.
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エクスペリエンス

テクノロジー分野における50年以上の経験 1000 Black Voicesアクセラレーターを通じたSingularityNETとの関係について

ソリューション

物理的な世界をブロックチェーンに接続するためのアフリカのAIオラクルソリューションに火をつけるには、戦略的なデータ収集計画が不可欠です。

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Detailed Plan

Wada SingularityNET AI Brief:

  • Artificial intelligence offers great hope for the future. Its domain explores possibilities around reducing the mundane work that humans do so time and energy can be spent in higher pursuits.
  • Wada recognizes the immense value that AI will offer society. We've incorporated AI into our roadmap for Africa because we believe AI can help accelerate the process of bringing African nations up to speed with other advanced nations. Implemented in a democratized way, by combining it with blockchain, AI can catalyze the levelling of the playing field, pushing knowledge, value, and sovereignty to the edges and unlocking opportunities for marginalized people and all others.
  • Historically, access to advanced forms of computation have been reserved to small elite groups that have used their findings to design systems that further consolidate their privileged and power. SignularityNET is arguably the most advanced and most accessible to the public AI toolset available. SinglarityNET let anyone create, share, and monetize AI services at scale.
  • In July 2021, Wada joined the 1000 Black Voices + SingularityNET accelerator out of the UK. The accelerator provided expert education from leading practitioners as well as one on one training and strategy sessions from SingularityNET top engineers business minds.
  • During the accelerator Wada introduced the tech stack for its DAO that includes a SingularityNET component in the compute layer. See exhibit x.
  • Blockchain, AI, Africa and Wada DAO.

Key Statistics:

  • AI can produce business productivity by 40%
  • AI is expected to contribute 15.7 trillion to the global economy by 2030
  • Startup companies using artificial intelligence received more than $7.4 billion in funding during Q2 2019
  • 63% of consumers believe AI will be able to solve complex problems in the future
  • 84% of global business organizations believe that AI will give them a competitive advantage

The above statistics illustrate the demand for AI. Wada recognizes the potential of AI and we believe it to be essential to all future economic activities.

Key Results:

Artificial intelligence will revolutionize business although, like all things, it will come at a cost. Part of that cost is locked up in collecting, storing data, and processing large amounts of data. For AI to realize its potential, effective data collection and processing regimes need to be in place. This infrastructure will need to be designed and implemented.

Wada + SingularityNET use cases

  • <u>General use AI</u> - AI induces efficiency which reduces the time it takes to complete labor intensive tasks. Wada plans to incorporate AI in places where they type of labor deployed doesn't benefit the evolution of the person but ties the person to menial imprisoning tasks.
  • <u>Incentive structures</u> - Incentives are a native component of motivation. Incentives drive the inclination to work cooperatively in large complex groups. Wada seeks to use AI for the identification, distribution, and refinement of incentive structures to encourage cooperation amongst network actors
  • <u>Unemployment and underemployment</u> - Unemployment and underemployment represent sizable challenges on the African continent. Wada seeks to deploy AI to assist with cataloging the unemployed and underemployed. Understanding this metric will add value to Wada's vision of providing education and skills training in Africa. It is our hope that AI agents can help facilitate a skills matching engine to help better understand the range of skilled persons in communities.
  • <u>Food Security and farming efficiency</u> - One of the base things to fix in an emerging economy is food security. "Civilization as it is known today could not have evolved, nor can it survive, without adequate food supply - Norman Bourlang." Wada recognizes the enormous importance of food security and we seek to use AI to better understand and provide models for ensuring food security.
  • <u>Electricity and internet services</u> - In this world of digital technology the ability to facilitate an idea to its completion requires stable electricity and internet. Wada seeks to use AI to better identify, understand, and build models around improving the electrical and internet services.
  • Additional use cases…

These are big problems and Wada is committed over the long term to helping to solve them.

Solutions:

Wada recognizes the enormity of executing on the use cases above. We plan to use the funds allocated by the community to set up data ingestion regimes. Data collection is fundamental to AI. The infrastructure for collecting large amounts of data is essential to training and enabling AI and that understanding is reflected through our chief aim in this proposal.

We plan to:

  • Provide various data collections devices (And data storage management)
  • Drone surveying
  • Cameras
  • Questionnaires
  • Observations
  • Interviews
  • Archival documents and government sources
  • Employ hundreds and eventually thousands of people on the ground to collect data
  • etc…

Consequences:

The anticipated consequences of the actions above are:

  • A quantitative understanding of the problems on the ground
  • Sufficient information for designing AI models to test
  • Employing people in the communities we serve by building a network of information gatherers and other
  • A database of general information (Not attached to PII) that's available for consumption in the Wada network and ecosystem support.
  • Engagement from the communities we serve through involving them in the process of identifying, analyzing, and resolving identified issues.
  • Refinement of data collection techniques to find what works best in an African context
  • Having enough data to train AI models

Budget Rationale

  • Team fees - $10000
  • Legal - $20000
  • Marketing and outreach - $7000
  • Drones - $20000
  • Developer resources (Digital ID, forms, databases, dlt, oracles, AI platform access) - 30000
  • Training - $13000

Roadmap &amp; Launch Date

  • Month 1,2,3 - Design data collection regime (data strategy, databases, collection mechanisms)
    \* Licenses, regulatory concerns, legal representation
    \* Digital IDs
    ** Credentials
    *** Basic user / business
    *** Pre authorized data
    *** Voluntary census data
    *** Voluntary market data
    \* *Land survey
    *** Drones
    ** Informal market data
    ** Natural resource data
    ** Training and Educational
    *** Learning and training management
    ** Energy and utility usage
    ** Manufacturing planning
    ** Civil planning

  • Month 3 - Workforce development
    \* Identify and organize data collection workers / street teams
    ** Design outreach strategy
    *** Deploy data collection worker
    *** Continual outreach to build

  • Month 4, 5, 6 … - Data collection

  • Month 7, 8 - Commence AI training models

  • Month 9, 10. 11 - Data collection + AI training

  • Launch (October 15th)

  • Month 12 - Oracle platform design

Team

  • Josh Fielding - Program Lead + Finance Lead @ WADA
  • Sidney Nicholas - Projects Lead @ WADA
  • Mercy - Coordination Lead @ WADA
  • Megan - Events &amp; Central Africa Regional Lead @WADA
  • Jorge - AI Integrations
  • +WADA team

<u>Main Stakeholde</u>r: WADA (https://wadalliance.org)

<u>Other Stakeholders:</u>

  • 1000 Black Voices + SingularityNet

Conclusion:

It's not a secret that the difficulties faced by emergent Africa represent some of the biggest opportunities on the planet. Furthermore, AI is essential to the rapid development of the African continent and is being researched and deployed to improve efficiency in markets across the world. To be competitive, Africa too must embrace AI.

With Cardano as the base layer of our solution and the services offered through SingularityNET as one of the main components to our compute layer, we believe we can impel efficiency and accelerate the development of core products and services on the African continent.

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Addresses Challenge

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Does the proposal effectively addresses the challenge?

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There is no need for any specialized oracles for Africa exclusively These opportunities should be available to all developing countries. Why only Africa? There are ultra poor people all over the world. Cardano community should not favor one region so much over other regions while ignoring the other regions. Is it simply because people have not asked for funding? Africa already has its needed support. Lets look at other areas too. There are many other poor areas . Central Asia, South Asia, South East Asia, Siberia, Oceania, Caribbean Islands.

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I liked the overall idea of AI Oracles in the African Market project proposal, and the overall defined activities and milestones sounded like a rational idea to me, not only for the requested investment value but also for the overall project proposal. However the breakdown of the requested investment of 100K was not fully clear the costs and budget allocation and that's why I haven't given a 5. Was also expecting a timeline overview of the activities (high-level is there but a different level of granularity will be useful) and for a more clear understand of the milestones and roadmap. But the idea and constructs of the project seem well-designed. Even so, as described before, the general assumptions have been considered as well as the notion constructs. I would suggest that for the next phases, there should be additional consideration given to the financial constrains and pitfalls and effective monitoring mechanisms. Although the team's experience in developing similar solutions may be an excellent sign, it may also be useful to share the team members' experience details and overall experience in similar projects.

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The WADA Alliance relationship with SingularityNET from July 2021 is the primary basis for which I strongly agree this proposal aligns with the challenge. After having read this well-written proposal, I can also strongly agree that it will bring tremendous positive impact both for Africa and to CVardano's mission. The proposal clearly explains a from-the-ground-up approach to their project identifying what is missing, what needs to be completed and how, in order to lay down the platform to build AI tools and infrastructure. It's easy for someone in the developed world to take for granted some of the basic data points described in this document because the gathering, storage and use of such Intelligence is commonly used in business, politics, policies and normal progress. The clarity of the approach and the plan provides confidence that the team behind this endeavour know what they are doing.

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I like the vision of the proposal but it lacks focus and specific use cases, so it is hard to see the impact for the 100k funding. While I appreciate that massive data collection is necessary for AI functionality, I suggest that the proposers choose one specific use case, communicate how integration with SingularityNet would be achieved, and focus on data collection for that specific use case in a smaller proposal.

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The proposal adresses the topic of lack of AI related and data-enabled infrastructure on the african continent and provides a very detailed solution that can unlock potential in many sectors. This will be very beneficial both to the Cardano ecosystem, and to the local population, by developing new perspectives The key metrics and goals of the proposal align excellently with the outlined challenge settings. Since WADA is a great multiplicator and keeps establishing, it can sure be said that the proposal is able to scale to address future challenges.

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Gathering data is crucial for any AI-system to work properly as it is heavily dependent on getting as much variables as it possibly can as input. However, we must guard ourselves to not fall into a state of surveillance to gather this data. I believ the sentence in the proposal: 'Refinement of data collection techniques to find what works best in an African context' is key here. The AI-solutions are not defined yet as it relies on the data that is yet to be gathered. The current focus by this project is set on efficiency increasement.

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Feasibility

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Given experience and plan presented is likely that this proposal will be implemented successfully

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THis is a very high budget. Even though the same WADA team is doing it, I feel they are overreaching themselves. They have many proposals on this fund and many funded proposals available on previous funds. I dont think they can fulfill all these at the same time. THis is not personal, if anyone thinks it is. It is merely acknowledging that the same team of people can only do so much. They cannot do infinite amount of work. This is a large project and a high budget. But it seems the same people are represented in every one of the WADA projects.

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This proposal might be implemented successfully based on the experience and plans of the proposing team, though I suggest more information be included within the proposal regarding the relevant experience of the proposer in managing initiatives of this nature, as well as a more detailed plan and budget for the task described.

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My initial thought after having read the preamble and the plan was one of doubt due to the sheer scale of the undertaking. But funds requested, high thought it might be, is a realistic reflection of the amount of work that needs to be done. I imagine $100k will go further in an African project than it would in a western country so the listed solution/plan and the month-by-month roadmap looks very achievable. Where the project can improve upon their presentation is in a more detailed breakdown of the Budget Rationale. This is presented at a high level and for the amount requested, I feel the reader deserves granularity of information in the same way the rest of the document had been written, so as to leave no doubt. This however did not impact my strong agreement of this project's feasibility. I would also suggest links to be provided for each direct team member of this project though again, this did not impact my assessment. The WADA Alliance is a known & active participants of the Cardano Community and spearheads a number of IOG's ventures in the continent. In any case, a quick LinkedIn search leads to the qualifications of the members and the accompanying video presentation also presents the entire WADA Alliance team which includes the participants of this proposal. Lastly, their current relationship with Singularity NET via 1000BlackVoices is a such sign of support from the very entity this challenge was set up for so the chances for success is further improved.

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WADA has grown into a well known organisation within the Cardano ecosystem in the past year, proving that they have excellent organisational skills which significantly increases the feasibility of their project proposals. The team has covered AI-integrations in their AI-related ventures and are asking for a realistically set funding to kickstart AI-integrations in their project.

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WADA are a really active and established part of the Catalyst community. Without a doubt they and their project partners will be able to successfully implement this proposal. The proposers know the type and number of team members required to implement the proposal and basically have a large group as their support network. The budget is outlined clearly and broken down into identifiable items and is reasonable to achieve the set goals. The proposal offers a realistic timetable and roadmap to complete the work and a very detailed, rationable and transparent implementation plan. It describes the resources used and every imaginable detail is shown. This is a great example of a good, feasible proposal.

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Not enough information about the team is given to judge their ability to execute such a broad proposal. In particular I would like to see details of experience with SingularityNet integration, diverse AI training mechanisms, and drone data collection.

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Does the proposal provides sufficient information to assess and audit progress and completion?

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"consequence" and roadmap are vague and lacking in measurable KPIs. Considering the large amount of funds requested and the very wide scope of the proposal, I believe it will be difficult to audit success as they move through the roadmap. Again I suggest a sharper focus which would increase my rating in all three categories.

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While metrics have been provided, on the simple basis that the same people are doing this job as well as tens of other proposals in this fund alone, leave aside the other funds they have got funding, It is not likely they can perform this project effectively.

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In the event that the right team is able to develop this interesting strategic data-gathering AI oracles solutions , it could have a considerable amount of success and adoption within the Cardano ecosystem. It is worthwhile to support this proposal because it helps address the challenge, is a great A.I. & SingularityNet market idea, and is an effective way to put Cardano to work.

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The foundation of this proposal is the gathering of data in order to build the AI infrastructure and tooling. This can essentially act as the auditable point for this project. In addition, the large amount requested and the participation of accounting and legal personnel would very likely lead to auditable artefacts as the plan progresses. The WADA Alliance are also notorious for updating their website of all the projects past and current and this can act as another channel for information. Overall, I strongly agree that this project is highly auditable.

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The proposal is quite auditable as all necessary components are present to assess this. Yet while going through the proposal there is an underlying feeling that it needs a risk analysis for when civilians tend to be reluctant in providing the necessary datasets. This would be an improvement that could elevate the proposal quality to near perfect.

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Well-defined, detailed metrics and an auditable roadmap are presented that define the success of the proposal. A clear, understandable problem description is accompanied by a very detailed, auditable description of a solution.

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