Dr. Trent McConaghy
Trent McConaghy’s long-term goal is to help ensure that humanity has a role in an increasingly autonomous world. He started his career doing AI research at the Canadian Department of National Defense. Then, in 1999, he started a company doing machine creativity (ADA), which was acquired a few years later. He then started another company using AI to help drive Moore's Law (Solido), which has now had global impact for chip design. Most recently, he has been working on a shared public database for the internet, to allow sovereign management of data and creative works (BigchainDB and IPDB). He is also an advisor to the Estonia E-residency program, and several AI and blockchain startups. He has published a Ph.D., two books, and about 50 refereed papers and patents, with a focus on AI, creativity, Moore’s Law, and blockchain technology.