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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

Building a sample DIApp

In this section, we will cover the problem statement, find a solution to the stated problem, come up with a technical architecture as per the DIApp design pattern, and observe how to develop all the deliverables needed to launch the DIApp.

Let's begin by understanding the problem statement in the following section.

Problem statement

A novel coronavirus that goes by the name of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has created a new pandemic outbreak called Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). At the time of writing this chapter, the virus has infected over 11 million people globally through various modes of transmission, tragically taking the lives of more than 500,000 people: a sad page in the history books of humanity. Although efforts have been made by local governments to reduce these infections, some virus carriers appear to be asymptomatic. This means that a person may be carrying the virus without knowing it. Sometimes, the prescribed...