Massachusetts-based Talla, a producer of B2B A.I. software, has launched a platform to combine artificial intelligence with blockchain technology in order to bring trust and security in using A.I.-driven autonomous agents in industry. The platform, called Botchain, is intended to aid in fostering the mass-adoption of A.I. products in business with intelligent agent auditing, compliance regulations, and communication standards on a blockchain.
With the increasing connectivity of systems such as A.I. and IoT, security concerns become more important, both users and applications will need a network in which identities and transactions are verifiable and auditable, which can be enabled by blockchain technology. The Talla solution is set to be publically available in late 2017.
Rob May, Talla CEO, commented: “Imagine a world in which hundreds of thousands of transactions occur each minute. Some are human-to-bot; others are bot-to-bot, and some even involve a series of autonomous bots. Each transaction requires an immutable digital certificate to record what happened and why. Bots in the enterprise will only grow when there are ways for them to establish trust with humans and with other bots.”
The Botchain provides several benefits for users of A.I. powered products, as well as their developers. Examples of such benefits include the provision of an auditable, de-centralized trail for clarity and transparency on autonomous decisions reached; transparency for re-training of machine learning models; standardized protocols for autonomous systems which allow them to communicate between each other and work in tandem; and an open marketplace of skills that bot developers can access and add to their product offerings.
Accompanying the Botchain launch, Talla will launch a token sale as participation on the Botchain-driven network is via cryptocurrency, although the date for the sale is yet to be set. So far, the company has raised over $12 million dollars in venture capital.