World first collective AI network – Makerspace for Smart Cities


The Norwegian deep tech company Nornir is launching, a makerspace platform where companies, startups, students and innovators can develop intelligent services and share this into a Hive Mind collective network.

The Hive collective ( is like taken straight out of the TV series Star Trek where the “Borg” species is a unified consciousness or intelligence formed by a number of individuals and the resulting consciousness is shared with all members.

Cioty Hive collective works in a similar way. Machines, sensors, robots and other network resources can join and get intelligence from the collective. Developers all over the world can contribute by adding more intelligence to the Hive and make it available for any network resources (IoT/IoE). 

Cioty represents a new area within AI. Like the World Wide Web made content accessible across domains using hyperlinks to address information files. The collective mind addresses intelligence in a data driven network. Network resources (IoT objects) can move around in the network and adopt intelligence and habits when needed. The data ownership can be controlled by the end user and keep privacy intact throughout the global network

“We have tried to make it simple for developers to create and add intelligence to the collective. The more developers that contribute, the more intelligent the collective becomes. Cioty is an architectural prototype on how AI driven infrastructure can be developed. We are excited about how the Web can continue to evolve in a way where anyone can contribute and create services for the future."

One of the main challenges when creating services for smart cities today is to unify data across various data providers without adding more complexity to the existing IoT infrastructures. Cioty Hive provides a new method where use of morphic services and links can replace traditional application programming interfaces (API). 

Using a morphic development approach will reduce the development and maintenance cost drastically. Practical tests show savings up to 50 times compared with traditional methods.  

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