Boeing extends collaboration with SparkCognition to develop AI-powered air transport solutions

By Jonathan Dyble
Announced at the ongoing Farnborough air show, Boeing has extended its partnership with AI specialist SparkCognition to develop a solution for the manag...

Announced at the ongoing Farnborough air show, Boeing has extended its partnership with AI specialist SparkCognition to develop a solution for the management of autonomous unmanned aircraft.

The companies will collaborate using AI and blockchain technology to create a solution that is able to track unmanned aircraft during their travel, outlining corridors and routes to ensure safety and secure transportation.

See also:

If their efforts prove to be successful, the solution could be groundbreaking within a market that is expected to become one of the most globally significant for years to come.

“Estimated by some analysts at $3 trillion, the urban aerial mobility opportunity will lead to the creation of the largest new market in our lifetimes,” said Amir Husain, founder and CEO of SparkCognition.

“The world's number one aviation leader partnering with the world's most innovative industrial AI company means that unparalleled experience in safety, innovation, scale, and reliability will be brought to bear to address this monumental opportunity.”

Further, Boeing has also announced that it will be launching a new business arm, Boeing NeXt – a division that will leverage the company’s R&D activities within autonomous flight and advanced propulsion.

“We're at a point in history where technological advances and societal trends are converging to demand bold solutions and a different way to travel,” said Greg Hyslop, Boeing chief technology officer.

“Through Boeing NeXt, we intend to build on our legacy of opening up new frontiers to move people and goods with proven technologies.”

The latest agreement comes just one month after Boeing’s venture Capital arm, Boeing HorizonX Ventures, invested in SparkCognition during the company’s $32mn funding round.

Share

Featured Articles

Exec Q&A with Michael Scharff, CEO & co-founder of Evolv AI

The CEO and co-founder of Evolv AI explains how they are optimising the customer experience and journey to be faster, smarter and more personalised

Exec Q&A with Karl Cheng, TMT Sector Leader of EY-Parthenon

Karl Cheng is Americas Technology, Media and Entertainment and Telecommunications (TMT) Sector Leader for EY-Parthenon, the global strategy consulting firm

Executive Q&A with CEO Guy Levy-Yurista of Synthace

Chief Executive Officer of Synthace, Guy Levy-Yurista, Ph.D, shares how the cloud-based Sythnace is changing the game for scientists within R&D

Executive Q&A with Shuki Licht, SVP & CIO, Finastra

Enterprise IT

Profits continue to soar for Belfast-based IT firm Kainos

Digital Transformation

Executive Q&A with Ciaran Dynes, CPO of Matillion

Cloud & Cybersecurity