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Practical Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain

By : Ganesh Prasad Kumble
Book Image

Practical Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain

By: Ganesh Prasad Kumble

Overview of this book

AI and blockchain are two emerging technologies catalyzing the pace of enterprise innovation. With this book, you’ll understand both technologies and converge them to solve real-world challenges. This AI blockchain book is divided into three sections. The first section covers the fundamentals of blockchain, AI, and affiliated technologies, where you’ll learn to differentiate between the various implementations of blockchains and AI with the help of examples. The second section takes you through domain-specific applications of AI and blockchain. You’ll understand the basics of decentralized databases and file systems and connect the dots between AI and blockchain before exploring products and solutions that use them together. You’ll then discover applications of AI techniques in crypto trading. In the third section, you’ll be introduced to the DIApp design pattern and compare it with the DApp design pattern. The book also highlights unique aspects of SDLC (software development lifecycle) when building a DIApp, shows you how to implement a sample contact tracing application, and delves into the future of AI with blockchain. By the end of this book, you’ll have developed the skills you need to converge AI and blockchain technologies to build smart solutions using the DIApp design pattern.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
Section 1: Overview of Blockchain Technology
Section 2: Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence
Section 3: Developing Blockchain Products

Developing a DIApp

The development of a DIApp can be tricky. Since AI and blockchain are yet to see the limelight in development, some practices in the industry are not yet visible to all. In this section, we will highlight the key development aspects of a DIApp.

Before exploring the technical aspects, let's understand a fundamental aspect of development capabilities in an organization. As blockchain and AI are on the bleeding edge of innovation, it is an open truth that many organizations are still in the process of building combined expertise in the respective technologies. Having said that, it is also essential to set up a team of members with complementary skill sets in smart contract development, web or mobile application development, and finally AI or data science modeling. The following section provides an overview of an ideal DIApp team.

Team formation

In a corporate setup, I recommend the following team format for proof of concept development. It is assumed that the team...