Trent McConaghy

Trent McConaghy

AI/blockchain researcher & entrepreneur

Trent’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’s working on a shared public database for the internet, to allow sovereign management of data and creative works (BigchainDB and IPDB). He’s also an advisor to the Estonia E-residency program, and several AI & blockchain startups. He has published a PhD, two books, and about 50 refereed papers and patents, with a focus on AI, creativity, Moore’s Law, and blockchain technology.

Watch Trent’s last talk at Rise of AI.

Can You Get Past Your Meatbag Self to Embrace the Future? An AI Perspective.


AIs could end up with control of all our resources. In fact, we might actually give it to AIs in the name of efficiency; and this could happen sooner than most realize via blockchain technology (AI DAOs). AIs controlling resources is an existential threat to humanity. How do we prevent it? Safe AI is a […]

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