Trust, Audit, and Compliance for Intelligent Autonomous Agents on a Blockchain

Traditional APIs weren’t built for applications that make autonomous decisions. We are building a digital certificate process that can attach to every bot task so that the owner knows what happened, and why. The Botchain will also support bot identity verification, and a module marketplace for add-ons.

Launching October 2017.

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Distributed Ledger

Distributed ledger

Record, archive, and audit every task performed by an autonomous agent.

Standardized communication protocols

Make bot-to-bot workflows, such as smart contract negotiation, much simpler, and support probabilistic outcomes.

Open marketplace

Access a marketplace of skills and modules for bots with no central control.

FAQs

What problems does Botchain solve?

Intelligent agents will soon start to explode in the enterprise. As these bots get smarter, they will sometimes make subpar decisions, much like humans do. Today, two apps talk API to API, but what happens when these API endpoints are suddenly intelligent and adaptive? What happens when bots negotiate with each other, and autonomously enter into smart contracts on behalf of your company? Bot-to-human and bot-to-bot communication creates multiple problems with existing models of workflow and agent governance. For example, if a bot makes a simple decision on your behalf when talking to another bot, there is no independent, third party, immutable trail of that conversation. What if you need to audit it? What if you need to understand what happened so you can re-train your agent model to make a different decision next time? How do you ensure some version of this error isn’t happening to your agents? Botchain solves these problems.

How does the marketplace of bot skills work?

We don’t believe that bot marketplaces should be controlled the way that Apple and Google dominate the mobile app marketplaces, with their cumbersome centralized approval processes. A decentralized solution will allow for more innovation. Botchain supports the ability to add skills and modules for bots to use with no centralized control, just agreement between trusted nodes.

How does Botchain help drive adoption of my product?

Trust, Identity and Discovery are also major issues for bots at the moment. The Botchain provides security in allowing bots to validate that they are in fact representing the owner they say they are, and that they have the ability to engage in the transactions they are proposing. With every transaction, the Botchain will record a digital certificate that is a hash of all the inputs that went into it - the model “brain” of the bot, the version, the timestamp, the task, the owner, the situation, etc. If you have to validate or audit a bot, these digital certificates will make that possible.

What is the advantage of using a distributed ledger?

For enterprises to adopt any new technology at scale, it has to meet certain compliance standards. By making bot tasks and communications auditable and inspectable, we take a major step in that direction. A distributed ledger facilitates compliance and makes tampering difficult.

How does Botchain advance AI for the ecosystem?

Botchain also expands the ability of smart contracts to support artificial intelligence models, so that probabilistic outcomes can be combined into contracts and workflows.

When does Botchain launch?

Botchain launches with a private beta test chain in October. If you have a bot and want to be an early partner, sign up using the form above.

Will there be a token sale?

Yes. If you would like to be notified when that happens, sign up here.

Who can I contact for more information?

General questions can be addressed to hello@talla.com.