08.05.2018 · Mindfire Foundation

Mission 1: Meet Mindfire Talents

The Mindfire Foundation is about to enter the global race for artificial intelligence by uniting the world’s brightest experts to collectively identify the principles that govern human intelligence.

In 1969 astronauts on NASA’s Apollo 11 spacecraft first landed on the moon. They not only altered the course of space exploration but also humankind’s perceptions and pioneering spirit. Today’s moon landing program is not about conquering space, but about creating human-like artificial intelligence (AI) and using it for the benefit of humanity. The Mindfire Foundation is about to enter the global race for artificial intelligence by uniting the world’s brightest experts to collectively identify the principles that govern human intelligence.

The selected talents range from 17 years old to 56 years old and include experts from neuroscience to computer science and robotics, to the social sciences such as philosophy and ethics. Among them is a 19-year-old physicist who is already working on research projects with a world-class university from the USA, a philosopher from Germany who is working on the concepts behind the information processing of the brain, and an American scientist who has been researched of the brain and the nervous system Intelligence from a biological point of view. Before Mindfire launches its first Mission, Amine Korchi and Caitlin E. Krause talk about their motivation and potential contribution to Mindfire.

Amine Korchi, a physician-scientist, is specialized in medical imaging and neuroradiology in Switzerland and Canada. Amine strongly believes that AI could help Humanity creates a better World: “I am committed to bridge between Medicine, Science, Technology and Business. As a Scientist, Entrepreneur and Advisor for HealthTech Companies, I became frustrated with current AI projects which appear to be more an automation of narrow tasks than an artificial form of intelligence. This motivates me to deep dive into the understanding of Human intelligence and how we could build a true and helpful AI.”

Caitlin Krause, founder of MindWise®, comments her participation: “My contribution is multi-fold, as I’m someone who thrives on curiosity, creativity and openness. I’m an artist, scientist, idea-generator, dot-connector and futurist. I embrace change as a necessary part of the process of impermanence, using mindfulness and joy to keep me human, with levity. As someone who has lived in many countries and constantly adapted and embraced multiplicities of stories and experiences, I value and support the dynamics of diverse viewpoints, and the power that can come from voices and ideas gathered around a hub. Mindfire is coming at the right place and time, and I’m dedicated to being a part of it. I greet this emerging future with intense anticipation, ready to make the most of the opportunity.”