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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
Getting Started with Blockchain
"A blockchain a day keeps centralization away!"

Emerging technologies such as blockchain and AI have reached the pinnacle of visibility, acceptance, and also some speculation from various academics and industry experts. With a common aim to reduce operational inefficiency and add transparency, these two emerging technologies are now in great demand. From disruptive start-ups to large-scale enterprises, everyone is racing toward the opportunity to become a leader in blockchain- and AI-based solutions. This book aims to prepare you for the next leap of convergence of these two technologies and guide you to become technically capable of building these solutions.

This chapter provides a brief overview of the current blockchain landscape. The key topics covered in this chapter are as follows:

  • Blockchain versus distributed ledger technology versus distributed databases
  • Public versus private versus permissioned blockchain
  • Privacy in blockchains
  • Understanding Bitcoin
  • Introduction to Ethereum
  • Introduction to Hyperledger
  • Other blockchain platforms – Hashgraph, Corda, and IOTA
  • Consensus algorithms
  • Building DApps with blockchain tools