8 Billion Acts of Innovation


I had the pleasure of talking to Taimour Zaman of 8 Billion Acts of Innovation today. They have a TV show focused on Artificial Intelligence, with some incredible stories about current innovation in the field.

The 8 Billion Acts of Innovation venture capital TV show is focused exclusively on artificial intelligence. Recently introduced in Toronto, Canada by investment visionaries Sai Mohammed and Taimour Zaman, AI companies present their business cases and compete for venture capital financing. It’s the only show of its kind in the world, now being viewed by over 3 million people.

$20+ Million of Funding per Show

The show’s panel of investors are senior ‘C-level’ executives whose job is to assess AI companies’ business and financial potential. The funds are put up by Curah Capital, a Toronto-based private venture capital firm involved in real estate and technology.

Mr. Mohammed and Mr. Zaman’s objectives for their show:

1) Worldwide popularity via expanded TV coverage
2) Attract top AI companies from across the world
3) Award ever-larger funding amounts, and
4) Develop financed-firms into celebrated successes

We covered a wide variety of topics in this short video.

2 thoughts on “8 Billion Acts of Innovation

  1. Hmm….

    Is there a point in talking about AI, or anything in the future, until we get rid of nuclear weapons? Doesn’t all current research and the future progress that we hope will flow from it depend entirely on achieving success in that one arena?

    Or, if you prefer, how might AI be used to remove the existential threat presented by nuclear weapons? Can anyone make this case?

    For general education purposes, the following video on Amazon does a solid job of reviewing the history and summarizing the threat.

    https://www.amazon.com/Bomb-Rushmore-Denooyer/dp/B012VP8S1O/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1509009527&sr=8-2&keywords=the+bomb

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