Nature 2.0
Build the unimaginable

In the Nature 2.0 track, inspiring unimaginable non-human narratives combine with exploration of new and buildable digital entities as we employ the possibilities offered by blockchain, artificial intelligence and autonomous assets to create open source ecosystems.

Think about developing DAOs, AI DAOs, digital twins, self-driving cars, distributed marketplaces for sensor & AI data, and much more. Build the Unimaginable but Buildable!

Winning Solution: Habari

Enabling farmers to switch crops before climate change will hit them

Our future food supply is in danger because of the adverse effects of climate change. Farmers around the globe never had to deal with the frost killing their plants before and lack affordable and sustainable protection solutions. Environmental data on crop loss is not available open source.

The Habari solution is an open source crop loss prediction model, enabling farmers worldwide to switch crops before climate change will make their current business impossible.

This data was not available for everyone until now. By making the solution open source, it allows everyone to monitor their crops and find the best adaptation mechanism to climate change.

Using AI, Habari makes a plant damage risk assessment possible and simplifies and improves decision making for farmers. Using blockchain to offer an open source global hub containing available local materials, blueprint designs for plant protection mechanisms/ solutions and environmental data, to allow anyone to act.

The code is adaptable for everyone who wants to contribute, which is important when using environmental data, which differs in each location, and the continuously changing weather patterns we will face with climate change. A simplification and improvement of decision making for farmers can only be achieved with the combination of blockchain technology and AI.

Winning Solution: Kryha

Reaching the UN dev goals with survival of the fittest for machines

The main reason for not reaching the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals is that these huge problems are ownerless, or, actually, problems that we all have in common. We need to turn to both nature and machines to together create an unstoppable force solving these solutions.

Team Kryha has worked on Decentral Machine Optimization. Their ‘Horizon’ solution enables machines to optimize by learning on how to improve and deciding which machines get to improve and which machines die out and donate their parts to the new generation.

For software optimization, Kryha looked at single-cell organisms who aren’t limited to sharing DNA vertically like us mammals do when creating a child. Just like nature has natural selection, the solution creates an artificial selection for machines. For this, federated learning to Distributed Ledger Technology was applied. Federated learning allows the machines to instantaneously share learnings and mistakes across the whole network ensuring that the same mistake is never repeated again.

Kryha build the decentralized infrastructure in which future blockchain projects will run, with decentralized container orchestration powered by kubernetes and Ethereum. Such a protocol enables everybody to run decentralized applications powered by decentralized compute. Blockchain is critical to this project as we need state replication across compute clusters.

For the hardware part, inspiration was taken from evolutionary theory. Just like nature has natural selection, Kryha created artificial selection for machines. The most unfit machines are decomposed and the fittest ones get to breed. To ensure that its a zero waste solution materials and components of the unfit machines are reused to assemble the newly optimized generation.

Interview with Jan-Peter Doomernik, Enexis