#21 - How AI accelerates product innovation while providing new job opportunity for 2B+ unbanked people

An interview with Dmitri Matskevich, Co-founder and CEO at Dbrain

My guest on the podcast is Dmitri Matskevich, Co-founder and CEO at DBrain, a San Francisco based AI startup. Dmitri is a serial entrepreneur and a data geek. He found human-generated data is more important than algorithms for AI solutions, and here’s where he found a large gap in the market. This led him to co-found Dbrain, the first community-owned platform on blockchain for training Artificial Intelligence. It connects the exploding AI demand on human-labeled data with the abundant global supply of online workers. In doing so it not only accelerates product innovation but also provides potentially +2B unbanked people an opportunity to raise their standard of living and become a part of the global financial system due to a blockchain cross-border reach.Product innovation

This inspired me, hence I invited Dmitri to be a guest on my podcast. We explore his vision of making humans great again, what the key ingredients are to do so, how this can be accelerated, and how this can help distribute wealth from high-income countries to countries with low-income. Here are some of his quotes:

“In order to understand how to create artificial intelligence, you need to understand how brain works and vice versa.

If we want to make artificial intelligence more scalable to democratize AI for broader use for a lot of business, we want to solve this problem of custom data for every use case.

Basically, the goal of this project is to de-brain from the distributed brain.

…we came to an idea that we need to create this platform for humans to be engaged in training AI. It’s not about some high‑paid data scientist mostly. It could be almost anybody with some skills which you have just from evolution

…everybody thought that AI can make life miserable and eliminate a lot of jobs.
What I see right now that it can assist in a lot of jobs. At the same way, it can create a lot of jobs.

However, without humans, without human knowledge, it’s nothing”

By listening to this interview, you will learn three things:

  1. How to identify disruptive ideas by connecting the dots between challenges of seemingly not obviously connect stakeholders
  2. Why developing a crowd-mindset is not only critical to creating scale and speed, but also to creating completely new markets.
  3. how to overcome some large-scale obstacles in an elegant and smart way.


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Ton Dobbe is a former B2B software product marketer who's on a mission to save mission-driven SaaS CEOs from the stress of 'not enough' traction. He's the author of The Remarkable Effect, the host of the Tech-Entrepreneur on a Mission podcast, and writes a daily newsletter on the secrets to mastering predictable traction.