A major focus of DECaDE is the creative industries – a major UK economic driver. In prior work we showed how a combination of AI and DLT could be used to tamper-proof national archives world-wide. DECaDE pushes that same idea on to fight fake news in journalism, and to create decentralised trading floors for creative content.
Centralised platforms are empowered by vast silos of our data. If we can decentralise this data, we can build a new wave of decentralised platforms that empower people, businesses and services to take back agency and governance not just of their data but of this emergent decentralised economy. Our research themes explore the socio-technical challenges in designing and realizing such platforms.