IBM Just Filed A Patent For A Blockchain-based AR Helper System


IBM, one of the leading IT companies in the world, has just filed a patent. The patent is for an AR helper system that is based on blockchain technology. The system prevents those who play games from entering into undesirable physical spaces while playing. With this helper system, those immersed in the AR universe will be protected from high risk locations and locations that are culturally sensitive. This is because augmented reality, unlike virtual reality, adds a degree of physical reality to the mix. A typical example of an augmented reality game is Pokémon Go.

IBM And Augmented Reality

The technology IBM is pursuing is going to improve the use of physical space while an individual is in the augmented world. Things like collisions in unplanned places will not happen. Things like attack vectors will be impossible with this technology. Attack vector is the term used to describe a situation where a players create malicious profiles and use a location for a different purpose than intended by the developer. The person launching the attack can mislead the player by creating a false location profile.

The AR helper system will keep players out of trouble. The company intends to use blockchain technology to document information locations accurately for the benefit of the player. The system will have to verify the location before the player goes that way. Recommended locations will be tracked and verified with labels, tags, etc using blockchain technology.

The system will track, and store location transactions securely along with other forms of metadata. Since the blockchain is a distributed database that grows continuously and keeps records that are completely immutable, the players will be safe from other malicious players. There are data structure blocks that hold data exclusively in blockchain implementation. Each block holds batches of individual transactions with timestamps hashes and other relevant information that link to the previous block.

This helper system is going to include a neural smart network that will learn from each interaction and keep records on the blockchain. The benefit of this system is that it comes with the power of prediction. This is because the system learns from past transactions through the cognitive neural network. The system will study a user’s pattern of movement and combine it with discrete results against the user like complaints, incident reports, etc. The network will be able to identify potential risks through this cognitive neural network.

Even if IBM has already filed the patent, the whole process of approval might take years. This isn’t the first move IBM is taking in the blockchain space, the company has had interest in the industry for a long time. IBM has done a lot to reach enterprise clients in the industry.


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