Block had 20 patents in artificial intelligence during Q1 2024. Block Inc’s patents filed in Q1 2024 include an adaptive collaboration platform for recommending artist collaborations, a power management system for controlling power delivery to processing elements, methods for predicting media caching based on user behavior, a streaming service platform for user-centric royalty models, and a system for communication with nearby devices using direct radio signal communication for payment transactions. GlobalData’s report on Block gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

Block grant share with artificial intelligence as a theme is 55% in Q1 2024. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Recent Patents

Application: Adaptive collaboration recommendation platform (Patent ID: US20240086480A1)

Block Inc. has filed a patent for an adaptive collaboration platform that generates collaboration recommendations for artists based on artist data and contextual attributes. The platform utilizes machine learning models trained on historical collaboration matches to recommend suitable collaborators to artists, focusing on objectives like audience growth or engagement. The system filters artists in a population based on relevancy scores derived from audience data and potential audience growth, enabling the formation of communication channels between artists and collaborators.

The computer-implemented method involves receiving requests to generate collaboration recommendations for artists with specific objectives, processing artist data and additional artist data to filter and generate recommendations, and exposing these recommendations via a user interface. The system uses machine learning models trained on historical data to optimize collaboration matches, considering factors like audience overlap and growth potential. Additionally, the method includes forming communication channels between artists and collaborators based on contextual attributes, ensuring effective and targeted collaborations. Overall, the platform aims to enhance artist collaborations by providing personalized recommendations and facilitating communication channels to achieve specific collaboration objectives such as audience growth and engagement.

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