Announcement: terminating our business relationship with Daisy AI
Nov 27 · 2 min read
In 2018, Streamr announced a partnership with Daisy AI, Japan, an AI platform using blockchain for deep learning, based in Japan. Streamr intended to become Daisy AI’s official data provider to exclusively sell data from Streamr’s decentralized data Marketplace. Daisy AI planned to purchase data for a wide range of purposes, including forecasting stock and cryptocurrency prices, economy insights, footfall and traffic.
Shohei Ohsawa, representative director of Daisy AI and associate professor at the University of Tokyo, recently made a series of racist and offensive statements on Twitter. He wrote that “Daisy does not hire Chinese people.” When asked what he would do if a Chinese national applied for a job at the company, Ohsawa further tweeted that “I will not even interview the person if I know s/he is Chinese.” He also made a statement in which he plays down AIs that exhibit bias and racism.