What’s in a name? The Hut34 Project
“What’s in a name? that which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.”
During WW2 German use of Enigma machine encrypted messages had allowed their war machine to destroy countless Allied Naval vessels and aircraft, and gain them the upper hand in the conflict. The team at Bletchley Park, lead by Turing, were tasked with breaking the codes, thought impenetrable, of this machine. Their eventual success in doing this turned the tide of WW2 in favour of the Allies.
This work at Bletchely Park was conducted by teams working in a series of actual huts, numbered 1 to 8 and so forth. Each performing a specific role. Hut 8 was probably the most famous, as this was where Turing and his team conducted their critical work decrypting German Naval messages sent by Enigma.
Other huts played vital roles too. For example, Hut 6 performed a similar role to Hut 8 but it was instead tasked with the decryption of military and air force messages.
But what to do with these messages?
Great computational work was conducted in Huts 6 & 8 but without the appropriate distribution of these deciphered messages, they were of limited value.
This is where the Huts 3 and 4 come into the story. These huts were tasked with the translation, interpretation, and distribution of messages deciphered by the ‘computational’ Huts. The Huts 3 and 4 “routed” messages, providing valuable information to those who needed it most. Messages that no no doubt shaped the world we live in today.
Just as the Huts 3 and 4 distributed data to where it was needed, the Hut34 Project is building a network to provide a unique and useful connection between those who have information and those who wish to use it. Through facilitating the connection of participants, the open exchange of data, and information, smart routing and and ranking the Hut34 network will provide information to those who need or want it.
So the Hut34 Project is our homage to both the “project” that geopolitically shaped the world we live in today, but more importantly to the man; Alan Turing, that in our view, gave us the technological foundation and means to progress on our journey towards a global superintelligence.
“nanos gigantum humeris insidentes”
Turing was a true giant. One of the fathers of modern computing, cryptography and A.I. The Hut34 project is standing on the shoulders of this giant.
The Hut34 Project is building an open global interbot network enabling chatbots, IoT and other digital services and data sets to connect,share and monetise data, information, and knowledge.
We invite you to join us on this journey and to participate in our platform proof of concept launch and future token sale starting on October 5th 2017
Source: Chatbots Magazine