The Decentralised Digital World of the Future

Toby Simpson
Mar 29 · 13 min read
I wonder what sort of world is through the door? Well, let’s go and see.
  1. Semantic Teleportation and Vision. Fetch.AI uses learning to dynamically assign nodes on the network to handle specific subjects. The models that govern this are certified by the underlying permanent ledger. Agents can use this to position themselves on nodes that cover related or relevant subject areas.
  2. Climbing or descending artificial chemical gradients. Similar to some path-finding algorithms, nodes are able to broadcast artificial “chemicals” that decay the further they get from their source, delivering gradients that can be climbed or descended to move towards or away from specific things. These are linked to semantic information, service availability (prediction markets, optimisation or planning functionality, etc.), agent population and more.

1. N-dimensional spatial exploration

Care of, and thanks to, the awesome Threepwood at b3ta
A Fetch.AI network of black and white agents navigating the UK’s cities (red) and airports (yellow), without revealing their own location or their goal to the infrastructure nodes. Solid lines are the agent’s connectivity, dashed lines are their “secret” goal location: this is real, it works, and it’s a screenshot from running code.

2. Semantic Teleportation and Vision

Buckle up, folks, this is going to be one hell of a ride!

3. Artificial Chemical Gradients

Little program I knocked out the other night to show single-layer diffuse navigation. Drop us a line (info at fetch.ai, subject “Toby’s program thingie”) if you have a Mac and fancy a copy — it’s a small, native C++/Objective C app, no warranty, no polish, your own risk, blah blah blah…

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AI and digital economics company