Jed McCaleb is one of the founders of Stellar.org and a huge believer in deploying technology in an effort to positively impact human lives. Considering that according to the latest world bank facts and figures, more two and a half billion people all around the world which represents close to 50% of the total population of adults in the whole world do not currently have access to a bank account making it difficult for them to save for the future while at the same time incurring humongous charges whenever they want to make transactions such as sending remittances. This is the need that Stellar was built to address by using the power of Bitcoin’s underlying technology.
According to Jed McCaleb, one of the most exciting developments we are currently experiencing is the rise and rise of Artificial Intelligence. He says that the technology is only at its infancy stage but it has already proven to be extremely powerful. He went ahead to add that he predicts that in the next 2 decades, Artificial Intelligence will go a long way in making people’s lives a lot easier as he sees it being able to solve most of the problems we currently face.
He also believes that Artificial Intelligence is the biggest technological advancement we have seen thus far since the Agricultural Revolution. This is one of the reasons Mr. Jed decided to support a not for profit organization known as Machine Intelligence Research Institute whose main objective is to come up with new standardized tools in a deliberate and conscious effort of trying to make sure that future generations of Artificial Intelligence Systems can be operated with utmost safety in mind. He also serves as one of the advisers to the institution.
In a deliberate effort to make his day as efficient as possible Jed splits his work into two main categories. In the first category, he focuses on writing code and building application solutions while in the second category he takes time off his busy schedule to focus on the this that help in running the day to day activities of the business such as responding to emails and returning calls.
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