Boening to Use Blockchain in Unmanned Flights

Largest aerospace corporation joined forces with AI company SparkCognition to create a decentralized platform for unmanned aerial vehicles monitoring
18 July 2018   679

Aerospace Corporation Boeing announced its intention to use blockchain technology in monitoring unmanned aerial vehicles, which will be used to carry cargo and implement other scenarios. This is reported by Boeing Mediaroom.

Boeing has entered into an agreement with SparkCognition, an artificial intelligence company, to create a decentralized platform capable of "monitoring unmanned aerial vehicles and assigning traffic corridors and routes," thus ensuring safe transportation of cargo, the company said.

It is expected that the technology will be used in the development of new generation of air vehicles, which the company intends to use to achieve a number of tasks, for example, in the delivery of goods and in urban passenger transportation, similar to the Uber-developed "air taxi service".

Boeing intends to use a "standardized software interface to ensure the supply of goods, production control and other commercial use scenarios." Which blockchain will be used in the project, the company does not specify.

We're at a point in history where technological advances and societal trends are converging to demand bold solutions and a different way to travel. Boeing has the experience and expertise to safely and efficiently shape this emerging world of travel and transport. Through Boeing NeXt, we intend to build on our legacy of opening up new frontiers to move people and goods with proven technologies.

Greg Hyslop

Chief technology officer, Boeing

To prepare for the production of such solutions, the world's largest aviation company has established a new division called Boeing NeXt, which will be engaged in research in the field of autonomous flights. Boeing NeXt is also responsible for developing the concept of supersonic passenger flights and other innovative projects.

OpenAI to Create Fake News Creating Algorithm

On the basis of one or two phrases that set the theme, it is able to “write” a fairly plausible story
18 February 2019   108

The GPT-2 algorithm, created by OpenAI for working with language and texts, turned out to be a master in creating fake news. On the basis of one or two phrases that set the theme, it is able to “compose” a fairly plausible story. For example:

  • an article about scientists who have found a herd of unicorns in the Andes;
  • news about pop star Miley Cyrus caught on shoplifting;
  • artistic text about Legolas and Gimli attacking the orcs;
  • an essay on how waste recycling harms the economy, nature, and human health.

The developers did not publish the source code of the model entirely, fearing abuse by unscrupulous users. For fellow researchers, they posted on GitHub a simplified version of the algorithm and gave a link to the preprint of the scientific article. The overall results are published on the OpenAI blog.

GPT-2 is a general purpose algorithm. The developers taught it to answer questions, “understand” the logic of a text, a sentence, finish building phrases. In this case, the algorithm worked worse than the model of a specific purpose. Researchers suggest that the indicators can be improved by expanding the training datasets and choosing computers more efficiently.