“There are a number of problems in the world of science today hampering global progress. In an almost monopolized industry with terrible incentive misalignments, a radical change is needed. The only way to change this is with a grassroots movement – of researchers and scientists, librarians, scientific societies, R&D departments, universities, students, and innovators – coming together. We need to remove the powerful intermediaries, create new incentive structures, build commonly owned tools to validate all research and build a common Validated Repository of human knowledge. A combination of blockchain and artificial intelligence provides the technology framework, but as with all research, the scientist herself needs to be in the center. That is what we are proposing with Project Aiur, and we hope you will join us….
The outlined core software tool of the community will be the Knowledge Validation Engine (KVE). It will be a fully-fledged technical platform able to pinpoint: ? the building blocks of a scientific text;
? what the reader needs to know to be able to understand the text;
? what are the text’s factual sources; and,
? what is the reproducibility level of the different building blocks.
The platform will take a scientific document in the form of a scientific paper or technical report as an input, and it will provide an analytical report presenting:
? the knowledge architecture of the document;
? the hypotheses tree supporting the presented document’s hypothesis;
? the support level found for each of the hypotheses on the hypotheses tree; and,
? their respective reproducibility. All of this will be based on the knowledge database of scientific documents accessible to the system at any given point in time (knowledge in an Open Access environment). …”