Smart contracts (blockchains, distributed ledgers) and rights management broadly construed are the themes of today's Spotlight Applications.Both of today's patents address aspects of using smart contracts. Assigned to IBM, the first patent concerns techniques for blockchain endorsement agreements using smart contracts. Assigned to KPMG, the second patent addresses techniques for blockchain-based training data management system and method for trusted model improvements.
11640392, “Blockchain endorsement agreement,” assigned to IBM.
A computer-implemented system and related method process a smart contract. The method uses a processor for processing a smart contract that receives a transaction proposal (TP) from a blockchain client. The processor determines a pre-endorsement result (PER) that is associated with the TP, analyzes, according to a pre-endorsement agreement logic, the PER to produce an agreed result, and endorses the agreed result. The processor sends, to the blockchain client, the endorsed agreed result.
11640554, “Blockchain-based training data management system and method for trusted model improvements,” assigned to KPMG, LLP
Systems and methods disclosed herein are directed to blockchain-based training data management systems and methods for trusted improvements of models. Embodiments provide for the generation of metadata and smart contracts associated with certain data, using a blockchain to store the generated metadata and smart contracts, and curating training data for the improvement of the models utilizing the generated metadata and smart contract stored in the blockchain.