Today we are joined by Alex Blania to discuss Worldcoin and its attempt to solve proof-of-humanity. ChatGPT and AI have hit the world by storm, making it harder to distinguish humanity from machine. In this episode, we discuss how proof of humanity is necessary in an AI-driven world, why Worldcoin uses biometric data and crypto rails, how privacy concerns are mitigated, questions around UBI, and how Worldcoin will be crypto's largest onboarding catalyst over the next 12 months.
(01:26) The Origin Story
(06:39) How AI Impacts Proof-of-Humanity
(11:24) Why Biometrics and the Orb
(19:37) Data and Privacy Concerns
(26:01) Related Government Experiments
(30:07) Why Should People Care About Proof-of-Humanity
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(35:21) The Crypto Tech Stack
(40:02) Biggest Challenges, Success Metrics and Revenue Model
(46:37) Criticisms and Reactions from Governments
(49:37) Universal Basic Income
(52:16) Scary Vibes and Removing Trust
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