How AI and Crypto Intersect on Ritual's Sovereign Execution Layer | Saneel, Founding Member

In this interview, Saneel Sreeni, the founding member of Ritual, dives deep into the intersection of AI and crypto. He explains the concept of AI co-processors and how Ritual aims to be a sovereign execution layer for AI, enabling applications to access AI models in a decentralized manner through stateful precompiles. Saneel unveils the benefits of on-chain AI and addresses the current landscape of crypto AI projects. The conversation touches on Ritual's partnership with Celestia for data availability and their collaboration with Eigenlayer for restaking AI. Lastly, Sunil shares details about Ritual's recent partnership with MyShell and their plans for the Infernet SDK and the upcoming Ritual Superchain. Thanks for tuning in!

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(0:00) Introduction

(2:21) What are Co-processors?

(7:34) Benefits of Onchain AI Stack

(11:52) What is Ritual?

(18:36) Wormhole Ad

(19:14) Pear Ad

(19:40) Marinade Ad

(20:18) Role of DA

(24:54) AI Inference

(27:30) Infernet SDK

(33:17) Interoperability Approach

(35:45) Crypto AI Landscape

(43:26) Actual Crypto & AI Usecases

(49:11) Restaking AI on EigenLayer

(58:17) Ritual Roadmap

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