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AUSTIN, TX: November 20, 2018. Boeing and SparkCognition are to launch SkyGrid, a company aiming to develop a software platform for the safe, secure integration of autonomous cargo and passenger air vehicles in global airspace.

sparkcongnition"The Boeing and SparkCognition partnership is unmatched in industry today," claimed Steve Nordlund, vice president and general manager of Boeing NeXt. "SkyGrid is building the digital infrastructure that will make safe, seamless commercial and personal transport possible for billions of people around the world."

Using blockchain technology, AI-enabled dynamic traffic routing, data analytics and cybersecurity features, SkyGrid says its platform will enable customers to perform a broad range of missions and services using unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) including package delivery, industrial inspections and emergency assistance.

"SkyGrid merges expertise in AI, blockchain, security and aviation to deliver breakthrough technological advancements for the rapidly-growing urban aerial mobility industry," commented Amir Husain, founder and CEO of SparkCognition. "By offering scalable and robust capabilities in a single, integrated framework, SkyGrid will make large-scale air vehicle applications more practical and accessible."

According to Boeing CTO Greg Hyslop, Husain's company is a leader in AI “pursuing the types of technologies that are critical to our future products and services”.

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