What would the ocean choose if it could decide?


O-chain, explores the connection between crypto commodification of ocean behaviours and the cognitive artificial intelligence technologies that can potentially create an autonomous ocean that takes decisions optimizing the collective interests for the global human collective alongside the living, breathing ocean. Within the cognitive system, an experimental new economy is established that provides a source of prosperity for all who respect the ocean’s decision autonomy and rules. Cognitive artificial intelligence is constantly improving its decision making capabilities in a dynamic environment – could humankind respect such a system? Or will it destroy the autonomy of the ocean for quick economic gain and territorial power? How would a cognitive ocean respond?

Driven by the Ars Electronica A.I Ecosystem Hackathon, the Team strives to present a prototype of a cognitive aquatic space that acquires knowledge to self-heal though sensors and sound.The Solution presented is inspired by the Terra0 self owned forest, and uses the terra0 whitepaper as a framework.

Hackathon Outcomes

Ochain Whitepaper preview

An 11-page long disseration debating both ethical and technological foundations of the proposed solution.

Ochain Whitepaper preview

An interactive, gamified experience communicating the conceptional foundations behind the o-chain.

Team members