Fetch.AI joins the IoT Alliance With Bosch, Cisco and Others to Accelerate IoT

Membership sees Fetch.AI collaborate with leading corporations

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Fetch.AI has joined the Trusted IoT Alliance (TIoTA) to collaborate with major corporates as well as AI and blockchain start-ups on distributed ledger enabled IoT projects. The TIoTA counts Bosch, Telekom Innovation Laboratories, Cisco and Gemalto amongst its corporate members offering facilitated engagement opportunities for innovative distributed ledger start-ups.

Zaki Manian, Executive Director at the Trusted IoT Alliance commented:

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“Our alliance brings together the key players to drive forward a secure, interoperable and standardised infrastructure for the IoT. We wholeheartedly welcome innovative start-ups like Fetch.AI. We’re particularly excited about the role autonomous agents will play, they have the potential to ‘bring the IoT to life’ offering entirely new ways to create value for companies and consumers. Fetch offers the world what it’s been missing – an intelligent infrastructure to make this possible.”

Humayun Sheikh, CEO at Fetch.AI added:

“The Trusted IoT Alliance plays an important role in fostering collaboration between innovators that are building Web 3.0 and the major corporations that are so crucial for bringing these new models into production.” He continued: “Our scalable Smart Ledger offers an ideal infrastructure for high-frequency IoT use cases where agents can automate key aspects of mobility, supply-chains, energy and healthcare.”

Softbank recently forecast the IoT will be made up of a trillion connected devices creating over $11 trillion in value by 2025. As IoT devices begin to generate vast amounts of data, that data will increasingly be securely distributed using blockchain and finally consumed by AI technologies that deliver improved solutions.

With its ability to support autonomous agents, and to share predictions based on data amongst distributed parties, Fetch.AI is ideally placed to ensure an intelligent IoT. Fetch.AI’s unique, highly scalable infrastructure provides the search and discovery function and autonomous value exchange necessary for digital agents to deliver an intelligent IoT.

Fetch.AI agents will represent networked real-world assets to ensure these devices can autonomously maximise their own usage and value. Similarly, for IoT sensors the Fetch.AI network means that data streams can be monetized, bringing far more of the world’s data into play, from which all participants of the network benefit.

Fetch.AI will work with the TIoTA on its cross-industry projects to build the future economy by delivering a secure and scalable IoT ecosystem. Fetch.AI’s developers will be participating in the upcoming ‘Trusted IoT Challenge’ and ‘MOBI Grand Challenge’, designing autonomous agents to enable autonomous charging of electric cars.

The news is one of several recent major steps forward for Fetch.AI. The latest deployment of its technology is in collaboration with Clustermarket, the online sharing platform for scientific equipment, and GE Healthcare Life Sciences. Autonomous agents running on the Fetch.AI decentralised test-network are helping both users and laboratories improve the utilisation of specialised equipment through personalised predictions.

Fetch.AI is based in Cambridge, UK with development talent across the globe. Fetch breathes life into machines, data, services and infrastructure with digital representatives called Autonomous Economic Agents™ that can trade autonomously and unsupervised. Fetch delivers a unique, decentralised digital world that adapts in real-time to enable effective, friction-free value exchange. Powered by innovations such as the world’s first Smart Ledger, Fetch has digital intelligence at its heart: delivering actionable predictions, instant trust information and enabling the construction of powerful collaborative models. With unrivalled performance and scalability, Fetch is the missing critical infrastructure for tomorrow’s digital economy.

TIoTA is a result of the collaboration amongst passionate technologists working to leverage blockchain infrastructure to secure and scale IoT ecosystems. TIoTA seeks to enable trust in the data produced by such IoT systems in a distributed ledger/blockchain agnostic fashion, thereby enabling a decentralized trust model for interoperable digitized identities of physical goods, documents, immobilized assets, sensors, and machines.

About Richard Kastelein

Founder and publisher of industry publication Blockchain News (EST 2015), a partner at ICO services collective Token.Agency ($750m+ and 90+ ICOs and STOs), director of education company Blockchain Partners (Oracle Partner) – Vancouver native Richard Kastelein is an award-winning publisher, innovation executive and entrepreneur. He sits on the advisory boards of some two dozen Blockchain startups and has written over 1500 articles on Blockchain technology and startups at Blockchain News and has also published pioneering articles on ICOs in Harvard Business Review and Venturebeat. Irish Tech News put him in the top 10 Token Architects in Europe.

Kastelein has an Ad Honorem - Honorary Ph.D. and is Chair Professor of Blockchain at China's first Blockchain University in Nanchang at the Jiangxi Ahead Institute of Software and Technology. In 2018 he was invited to and attended University of Oxford's Saïd Business School for Business Automation 4.0 programme.  Over a half a decade experience judging and rewarding some 1000+ innovation projects as an EU expert for the European Commission's SME Instrument programme as a startup assessor and as a startup judge for the UK government's Innovate UK division.

Kastelein has spoken (keynotes & panels) on Blockchain technology in Amsterdam, Antwerp, Barcelona, Beijing, Brussels, Bucharest, Dubai, Eindhoven, Gdansk, Groningen, the Hague, Helsinki, London (5x), Manchester, Minsk, Nairobi, Nanchang, Prague, San Mateo, San Francisco, Santa Clara (2x), Shanghai, Singapore (3x), Tel Aviv, Utrecht, Venice, Visakhapatnam, Zwolle and Zurich.

He is a Canadian (Dutch/Irish/English/Métis) whose writing career has ranged from the Canadian Native Press (Arctic) to the Caribbean & Europe. He's written occasionally for Harvard Business Review, Wired, Venturebeat, The Guardian and Virgin.com, and his work and ideas have been translated into Dutch, Greek, Polish, German and French. A journalist by trade, an entrepreneur and adventurer at heart, Kastelein's professional career has ranged from political publishing to TV technology, boatbuilding to judging startups, skippering yachts to marketing and more as he's travelled for nearly 30 years as a Canadian expatriate living around the world. In his 20s, he sailed around the world on small yachts and wrote a series of travel articles called, 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Seas' travelling by hitching rides on yachts (1989) in major travel and yachting publications. He currently lives in Groningen, Netherlands where he's raising three teenage daughters with his wife and sailing partner, Wieke Beenen.

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