I’ve begun a new non-profit foundation in the Nordics focused on sustainable food production, A core component is an open and distributed semantic data store for guaranteed traceability.
The rather uninformative site (at this stage) can be found here.
The data store enables large-scale machine learning / AI services to understand the complexities of the food supply chain and propose optimizations, whilst reducing risks and supporting producers.
The data store should fundamentally support RDF and JSON-LD and many of the other components already do (some of the early work was based on the Solid Project and work at W3C).
The underlying infrastructure is self-sovereign, and is intended to run on commodity hardware, local to the data source, or cloud infrastructure of the source’s choosing, so we’re also building infrastructure to make this easy (read non-technical).
Historically we’ve been using Apache Jena / Fuseki, and still plan to for some parts, backed with Minio for data versioning. The goal is to expand work with TerminusDB to replace much of Fuseki if practical, and negate the need for versioning to happen at a separate ingestion layer.