BotChain, the universal ledger for verified bot registration on the blockchain, announced partnerships with Passage AI and SEED. All three organizations share a common goal: heightening trust, transparency, and collaboration in the AI ecosystem.
Passage AI is joining a community of established BotChain partners and developers who have all agreed to register their AI bots so that end-users can verify and trust the machines with which they are engaging. Passage AI enables companies to build AI-powered chatbots utilizing natural language processing, natural language understanding, and deep learning alongside its bot development tools.
“We are helping companies build and deploy highly useful and accurate conversational AI experiences with our platform and it is important that those experiences provide users with a sense of trust and transparency. BotChain enables a trusted experience that can enhance the end user’s relationship with AI. We are partnering with BotChain to deliver on that expectation.”
By agreeing to register their bots, end-users have the ability to verify both the identity of the bot and the accuracy of the data exchanged. Passage AI’s platform is currently being used by companies such as Kohl’s, PwC and Udacity.
“As we look at a world increasingly penetrated by bot-to-human interaction, the AI community needs to deploy universal infrastructure to decrease some of the trust and security issues causing mainstream concerns around the technology. At BotChain, we see the opportunity for blockchain protocols to fill gaps in the existing infrastructure, namely around identity and trust, which are hindering the ability for enterprises to adopt AI.”
BotChain’s partnership with SEED will explore ways for BotChain’s identity validation standards to be integrated into SEED’s decentralized marketplace for conversational user interfaces.
The SEED token and network are designed to create a thriving economy of conversational interfaces while enabling users to control their personal data; both the token and network are uniquely designed to support authentication, smart contracts, payments, and ratings in order to reward quality and positive actors in the SEED economy, as well as guard against negative ones. BotChain and SEED will also look for ways for their networks, technologies, and tokens to interoperate.
“BotChain and SEED’s shared goals are an obvious complement to one another and can bring greater maturity to the entire AI market. This is the foundation of the third web (and the fourth industrial revolution), and it enables a maturation of the market based on the foundation of society: trust, transparency, and fairness.”
In addition to Passage AI and SEED, BotChain has secured a critical mass of aligned partners, including Gupshup and Botkit — platforms for developers — and B2B enterprise bot developers Howdy.ai, Polly, CareerLark, Disco (formerly Growbot), Zoom.ai, and Botkeeper.
Together, BotChain’s partners represent 50,000 developers, over 150,000 enterprise and consumer-facing bots, 400 million end-users, and 4 billion monthly interactions.