As of today, AI centralization is disappearing thanks to cloud AI and also the need for training data is getting smaller, as more intelligent systems can use less data. Do you think this will decrease the value of this token significantly?
Well I’d preface by saying I’m no AI expert and can only share with you an opinion that is formed through casual reading. I don’t think cloud AI means that AI centralization is decreasing; by centralized AI I refer to the AI owned and developed by the big tech giants with their own data silos - a resource extracted from the general public by providing certain services for free. So whether AI lives in data centre or in the cloud, I think of it as centralised if it is owned by a few tech giants with their own agendas. SingularityNet would be decentralised: meaning community sets the agenda through in-built governance mechanisms, the network of AI will not be ‘owned’ by anyone and so there will be no discrimination on who can use the network or add to its services and that the users would be in control of their own data and can benefit from its exploitation. In my analysis above I pointed out that perhaps the best way to fight the freemium model is to allow the users to financially benefit from their own data - and we can see this in action in other projects such as Steemit and Basic Attention Token.
If more intelligent systems need less data than one may think that perhaps the data created by users in order to train AI may not be of much value or that its value may decrease over time - but what about the data the users consume or create? In a world where humans may be rendered unemployable, I think any source of revenue will count and perhaps one of the sources of revenue may be choosing to remove the middlemen and directly benefiting from the content or inquiries we create (like the examples of Bitconnect and Subtitiles I gave in my analysis) and also to be rewarded for the advertisements we consume etc.
In any case I don’t think the value of the token is tied to the data created for training AI or how much users are being compensated - the token is planned to be used as a mechanism of value transfer between AI nodes, to purchase AI services from the network, for governance and for curation of AI nodes on the network (another way users can benefit from SingulairtyNet). As the network will increase in value, so will its token - and my opinion is that the number of AI and AI federations in the network might be a better way to gauge the value of the token.
Hope that helps.