The AmericaAgain! Indictment Engine will be a mobile app that will be backed by the next generation of machine intelligence technologies. It will be a long-term project that will be refined over many iterations. The general theme is that individual contributions of information will be evaluated, scored and ranked according to algorithms which will profile each public servant and identify issues which may eventually lead to indictment under state laws. A machine learning algorithm is taught to recognize patterns in data using the scientific method: The experimenter creates a hypothesis, selects algorithms to test the hypothesis against the data, observes the results of the experiment, and refines the next hypothesis. We are in the very early stages of envisioning the requirements for this application, so feel free to add comments to this topic if you are motivated to contribute. The video below will give you a sense of the current technologies that may be used in the future Indictment Engine when they mature:
After watching the above video, if you want to dive deeper into the types of machine learning experiments that can be done, I recommend this video:
Securing a Distributed Legislature with Bitcoin Technology:
How will a distributed legislature that communicates via public networks ensure that voting on legislation is tamperproof?
The same technology that validates Bitcoin transactions has many non-financial applications for securing and validating distributed transactions.
The security is based on public key cryptography, where the private key is held only by the authentic party of a transaction.
The public key is mathematically derived from the private key and used to derive an address of the party to a transaction.
A network of bookkeeping machines validates all transactions between parties in a manner where fraud can easily be detected because they are mathematically dependent on results from other machines in the network. The concept of Proof-Of-Work can ensure that a bookkeeping machine actually performed the calculations required to validate a transaction.
All transactions are linked together in a “blockchain”. It is this blockchain technology that underlies Bitcoin and related applications.
We would need military grade validation of any proposed solution built to secure voting integrity for a distributed legislature.
Congresspeople would need to be trained in the secure storage and backup of their private keys – and there are related “wallet” technologies that can do this and verify the integrity of wallets.
The fascinating aspect of this technology is that untrusted machines are actually providing high security and transaction integrity.
Welcome to the future. May you live in interesting times.