The largest Polish banks and the Billion group, which develops blockchain-based products, have introduced decentralized technology into the banking system. Now about 25 million individuals and 1 million companies will not only have transparent access to their credit history and the protection of this transparent information, but also the “right to oblivion.” The implementation of this blockchain will take place in the banking system of the largest credit bureau in Central-Eastern Europe – BIK (Biuro Informacji Kredytowej). In the future, signing electronic documents remotely will become possible with the help of this technology. With the help of blockchain, the data processing time will be reduced by 30% as compared to the processing time with paper documents.
The year-long experiment of the University of Beihang in China to simulate life on the moon has been successfully completed. The experiment involved 2 groups of 4 people who lived in the research complex “Yuegun-1” which was built on the campus of the university. In the complex there were four bedrooms, two rooms in which the researchers cultivated crops, a common living area, a bathroom, a waste treatment section, and a room in which animals were bred. The experiment will allow scientists to collect data for the construction of a near-moon space base where astronauts will be able to stay for several months without needing regular supplies of food from Earth.
The University of San Diego (USA) has developed an AVATAR terminal which is able to recognize lies with 80% accuracy. Authorities are planning to install the terminals at customs points in Canada and European Union countries. Artificial intelligence can recognize suspicious behavior or detect a person’s lies thanks to biometric sensors that monitor body temperature, respiration rate, and eye movement. Questions for the terminal are programmed in the algorithm in advance: neutral, in order to record biometric data in a person’s calm state, and standard ones for customs interrogation: are you carrying any forbidden items, what was the duration of the trip, the purpose of the visit, etc. Authorities plan to use the terminals not only to detect lies, but also as a substitute for customs officers in especially busy times.