“The idea of human/robot symbiosis is that both humans and robots have a place and that place is together,” Aitheon creator and CEO Andrew Archer said. Aitheon has developed a number of blockchain applications that will allow for the remote operation of robots by freelance workers.
Freelancers will be able to control operations from a distance as “pilots” on the Aitheon platforms. Another position will be that of AI specialists; individuals that step in and solve problems for AI.
“The pilot can link in and take control of the robot and guide it,” Archer revealed. “Everything is distributed. A pool of workers is available to take over when the AI or robot fails.”
Everything is Distributed
The workers will be paid with Aitheon’s Ethereum-based utility token (AIC). Individuals will mine AIC when they perform tasks on the Aitheon platform.
A presale for the AIC Token started on January 18 and is scheduled to end on January 31, Chief Strategy Officer Ryan Burleson revealed. A token generation event and public rollout of the Aitheon platform are planned for March.
Anybody will be able to operate a robotic arm using Aitheon’s platform at the North American Bitcoin Conference in Miami on January 18, and 19, Burleson revealed. The arm, a materials handling robot, and a remote-controlled Jeep Rubicon operated through the platform, will be on display at Aitheon’s booth at the Conference.
“Everybody will be able to walk up and pour themselves a beer with a robot,” Burleson said. The robot is what Aitheon calls a Mechbot, a standard robot arm that will be operated through the platform.
The idea behind the platform is that remote workers will be able to generate extra cash by directing robots to perform tasks too complex for AI or their programs.
Meet the Digibots, the AI Designed to Save Small Business
Humans will work with AI-based intelligent digital agents, or “Digibots,” on the Aitheon platform. The Digibots are digital representations of robots that can perform a wide variety of tasks for small businesses.
“A Digibot example would be an accounting robot that takes care of your accounting through the Aitheon platform,” Burleson said. The platform would enable human freelancers (Specialists) to step in and handle problems the Digibot is unable to deal with.
Examples of Digibots include accounting solutions and automated payment systems, Burleson explained. The plan for the Digibots to do all the back-office drudgery needed to keep a business running.
“The people will have a greater satisfaction if we can get rid of the drudgery from the jobs,” Archer said.
A goal of the Digibots is to put AI and robotics now available to large corporations into the hands of small business, Burleson said. Small businesses are not benefiting from current AI and robotics solutions.
Aitheon intends to change that with its Digibots and Mechbots. The Mechbots are traditional mechanical robots designed to work with the Digibots and human pilots on the Aitheon blockchain.
“They’re going to be able to use the tools that have only been available to big business,” Burleson said of entrepreneurs that use the Aitheon platform. “They’ll be able to create their own robots or use other company’s robots on the system.”
Individuals will even be able to sell customized solutions for robots through Aitheon or rent the services of robots at other locations. Businesses will go onto the platform to buy those services, or hire pilots to run their robots. Firms would also be able to hire human specialists to back up the Digibots through the platform.
Aitheon Wants to Create Jobs with Robots and AI
“We need to find that middle ground where humans enjoy working with robots,” Archer said. Aitheon is designed to create jobs with robots and AI and eliminate the need for solutions like basic income.
Archer got the idea for Aitheon years ago while working in the auto industry. He saw some of the first industrial robots installed in car factories and attacked by workers. That inspired Archer to create a solution to help people and robots get along.
“People do not like robots,” Archer admitted. Yet he also noted that most of us are surrounded by robots. Devices like smartphones and dishwashers are really robots, he pointed out.
“People deal with robots every day,” Archer said. “The robots have created additional jobs as well.”
Archer wants to teach people to love robots by turning them into job creation machines. He believes such machines will be needed because of all the jobs robots may replace.
“We’re going into an era where the average person’s job will be replaced,” Archer said. He wants to help people deal with that by supplying new job skills via Aitheon.
“We’re essentially retooling the workforce,” Archer said. “These workers can become specialists and pilots. There are different ways humans can work with this technology.”
Using Aitheon, individuals would be able to change their lives by learning to use robots to develop new skills and businesses. This can replace the jobs lost to automation.
“Most of the industries in the entire world are based around robotics,” Archer said. “We are entering the era where robots create jobs.” […]