Improve the quality of reputational information in high-trust service markets
NPRO aims to greatly improve the quality of reputational information in high-trust service markets, to make them more meritocratic, fair, and efficient. With NPRO, we aim to model the ways in which recommendations work today, and how they worked in the past; to identify those elements which are important for trustworthy communication, but have been lost; and to re-instate them by incorporating them into a new system of reputation and opinion suitable for our modern, highly-networked society. The types of guarantee which blockchain can provide may be an excellent way to re-instate these elements. This we will be investigating with the guidance of the TruBlo consortium. We also envisage other applications, including the substantialness and accessibility of opinions disseminated on social media; and the kind of informal, important information about product provenance which typically does not make its way up to supply chains, from producer to consumer.
Reliable management of reputation data
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 957228.
NGI Project: trublo
Status: Early research demo