11. April, 2019

Michael Wooldridge joins Fetch.AI as an advisor

Fetch.AI has appointed Professor Michael Wooldridge, a world-leading artificial intelligence (AI) researcher and Head of the Department of Computer Science at the University of Oxford, to its team as an advisor. Professor Wooldridge will contribute his wealth of experience to the development of Fetch.AI’s revolutionary multi-agent deployment framework.

Wooldridge, Professor of Computer Science and Senior Research Fellow at Hertford College, University of Oxford, has been researching multi-agent systems for over 25 years. He has published more than three hundred articles on the theory and practice of autonomous agents and multi-agent systems.

Humayun Sheikh, CEO and Founder of Fetch.AI, said, “we are really pleased to have someone of Michael’s calibre and experience on the team. His understanding of multi-agent systems is unrivalled and we are really looking forward to seeing how his insights will shape our economic internet of the future. We aim to deliver a platform that will make decentralised intelligence for today’s on-demand world and we are confident that having Michael on board puts us in a strong position to do so.”

Professor Michael Wooldridge added, “The dream of software agents working on our behalf has been around for 20 years, but it is only now becoming possible because of the availability of universally networked smartphones and computers. The vision of Fetch.AI is to make multi-agent systems a commercial success. I am delighted to be able to work with them on making this a reality.”

Professor Wooldridge will work with the Fetch.AI team and an existing team of advisors to build a decentralised network that uses a convergence of AI, blockchain, and multi-agent systems to drive autonomous decision-making. Running on Fetch.AI’s blockchain and high performance smart contract framework Fetch.AI plans to deliver an environment where multi-agent systems can be brought to life. Such a system can potentially be a game-changer for the new digital economy.

About Fetch.AI
Fetch.AI delivers a groundbreaking economic internet that enables emergent solutions to complex problems. It does this by enabling the deployment of multi-agent systems over a decentralised network and provides tools to enable the construction of intelligent agents. Fetch.AI delivers a unique, decentralised digital world that adapts in real-time to enable effective, friction-free value exchange. Powered by innovations such as the smart ledger, Fetch.AI has digital intelligence at its heart: delivering actionable predictions, instant trust information, enabling the construction of powerful collaborative models, improving efficiencies and streamlining processes.

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