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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

The convergence of AI and blockchain

AI and blockchain technologies are no longer buzzwords given that you have arrived at the end of this book. Billions of dollars' worth of assets are managed by innovative financial instruments on public blockchain networks such as Ethereum. AI is used in predictive healthcare, cancer research, and contact-tracing COVID-19 infections. Both technologies are serving humans in an indirect manner. As explained in Chapter 5, Empowering Blockchain using AI, the combined application of AI and blockchain is helping to solve a number of critical use cases today.

Now that you are equipped with the basic concepts and hands-on skills of both technologies, let's go through some ideas on converging AI and blockchain to address a number of real-world problems.