7. June, 2019

Fetch.AI Community Newsletter (3–7 June)


Here is Fetch.AI’s community newsletter for the week commencing 3 June. Stay up to date by following us on Twitter.

Highlight of the week

Fetch.AI’s Autonomous Parking Agents
We have unveiled another real-world demo we are developing that shows how Fetch.AI’s intelligent blockchain will make life better.

Lead research scientist Marcin Abram explains how our autonomous agents detect the availability of parking spaces. This will allow drivers to reserve a place to park before they arrive at their destination, saving time and reducing traffic congestion on the roads.

However, this is only the beginning. Machine learning enables Fetch.AI agents to build prediction models using any kind of sensors that provide data. Watch the video below:

Upcoming events

CogX 2019 (10–12 June, London)
Head of research Jonathan Ward will be at the conference on Tuesday, speaking about ‘Harnessing the Wisdom of Digital Crowds’. During the presentation he will be outlining how Fetch.AI deploys decentralised collective intelligence. You can buy tickets to the festival of AI and emerging technology here.

White Night Hackathon (18–19 June, St. Petersburg)

Join us for a 32-hour Mobility Blockchain Hackathon and Learnathon in St Petersburg, Russia. The event is organised in collaboration with T-Labs (the research and innovation unit of Deutsche Telekom) T-Systems Russia, and The Blockchain Society. The hackathon will give developers the opportunity to experiment with Fetch.AI and T-Labs’ cutting edge blockchain technology and explore how it can be applied to create real-world deployments in the mobility and transport sector.

15,000 FET tokens are up for grabs in prizes, so you don’t want to miss out! Sign up here.

Technology Update

This week, excluding merges, nine authors have pushed 31 commits to the main branch and 41 commits to all branches.

On the main branch, 406 files have changed and there have been 11,730 additions and 4,636 deletions.

Community Update

Blockchain for Europe visit Germany
On Wednesday CTO Toby Simpson was in Berlin representing Fetch.AI as part of Blockchain for Europe. Alongside Ripple, Emurgo and NEM, we co-founded the association in December to represent blockchain originating organisations in Europe.

Representatives of all four organisations visited the German capital to attend meetings in the national parliament, and held talks with the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy and the Federal Ministry of Finance. It was a great day and an excellent opportunity to help legislators unlock the potential of the digital economy of things.

Manmeet Singh, Dan Morgan, Toby Simpson and Kristof Van de Reck in Berlin

Letter from America
In addition to helping to develop our autonomous parking agents, Marcin has been busy setting up the company’s first US office in Connecticut, New Haven. He sent us this update, describing some of the recent hackathons and conferences he has attended.

Honda and General Motors join MOBI
We are excited to be joined by Honda and General Motors in the Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative (MOBI). MOBI is a smart mobility consortium that brings together car manufacturing giants and forward-thinking companies and we look forward to exploring how we can work with new members of the initiative.

Symposium on Access Control Models and Technologies
A paper co-authored by our head of cryptography David Galindo was presented at the Symposium on Access Control Models and Technologies in Toronto. The paper, entitled CAOS: Concurrent-Access Obfuscated Store, addresses the flaws with cloud computing and proposes an alternative solution.

Token listing
FET tokens are now listed on crypto.com. Read here for more information about the cryptocurrency site.

Competition time
Next week we will be unveiling our first autonomous agent competition. Look out for more details about how to get involved.

Thanks for reading our update. Join the conversation with the rest of our community on Telegram.

We hope you have a great weekend.


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