Will the Noosphere have an API? The 15th Artificial General Intelligence Conference suggests it will.
Ben Goertzel has been running the annual Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) conference since 2008, and the 15th edition was back in person this year. It was held over four days in August in Seattle, and I was lucky enough to be able to attend. It was a blast. A particular highlight was the workshop on AGI in fintech, and especially the discussion on the use of Deep Reinforcement Learning in portfolio management. Given the very natural reward signal, what could an AlphaZero/MuZero-type system do there? Perhaps one day the world will be prepared to know. Ben coined the term Artificial
API Science and APImetrics came into being at roughly similar times to solve parts of the same problem, and I could not be happier to announce that we are acquiring API Science today. In the short term, there will be no changes in the API Science user experience. existing API Science customers will continue to use the API Science product. However, we will be offering support to all current API Science customers to move over to APImetrics in the next few weeks. We match almost all the existing API Science features – plus more insight and depth in the analysis
A few months ago we announced that we would be formally creating an API Ratings service. While we have now launched a premium version of API.expert, which will provide you with the latest in data and metrics and ratings of leading APIs, we have worried for a while that by rating APIs and setting the rules and best practises compromises the value of our decision making, and we are now looking to address this with the creation of an advisory board for the API Ratings Agency. I am delighted to have such a fantastic group assembled to help me focus
An Independent API Ratings Agency This week, APImetrics and Tomato Pay have announced our partnership to deliver meaningful production metrics for UK Open Banking. I wanted to outline our vision for what comes next in the context of this partnership. APIs have taken the world over during the last few years, but they are often seen as a technical operation that most people assume simply work – or are monitored by somebody else. There have been articles about how successful Open Banking is – but that, in my opinion, ignores the reality that Open Banking is already hugely successful. The
APImetrics partners with tomato pay to Provide Accurate Production Performance Metrics for UK Open Banking APIs Seattle, July 13, 2021 – APImetrics has partnered with tomato pay, QR-code-based payments app for businesses and sole traders, to launch the first independent production monitoring dashboard for Open Banking APIs. The API.expert dashboard will use tomato pay’s robust Open Banking connections to provide performance metrics on the top 30 regulated Open Banking brands in the UK, including AISP calls from the leading UK banks, for just $80 a month. This includes data on sandboxes and Open Data APIs. “Open banking is here to
The worst thing a specification can do is not specify something The recent retirement of OB Legacy certificates has caused trouble in the Open Banking UK world. With a hard deadline of June 30, 2021, some institutions were still working in the last three weeks to complete the change. After having finished their transfer, others turned off the old certificate support weeks ago, essentially cutting off any integration that hadn’t been updated. However, the remaining number struggled with the lack of specs for handling secure APIs and communicating information in a standardized way. Some Background – OpenID FAPI JWT
APIMETRICS API CLOUD PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS REPORT HIGHLIGHTS SUCCESS OF CLOUD PROVIDERS DESPITE THE PANDEMIC Increased load from significant growth in global digital operations notable from summer 2020 Seattle, July 1st 2021 – APImetrics today released the results of its comprehensive annual analysis of the performance of the major cloud service providers serving the critical API landscape. To produce the APImetrics API Cloud Performance Analysis Report, APImetrics made more than 187 million API calls to more than 4,200 different API endpoints in 2019 and more than 208 million API calls to more than 4,600 different API endpoints in 2020. Calls were