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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

Applying AI and blockchain to healthcare

AI was used experimentally in the healthcare domain back in the early 1970s. One of the earliest AIs that was applied to this domain was an expert system called Dendral. However, Dendral did not become a mainstream application in healthcare; one of its successors called MYCIN took over some of the challenging problems in the domain of medicine for therapeutic treatments. Today, the applications of AI and blockchain in the domain of healthcare are crowded by top brass companies such as IBM, Microsoft, Google, and other start-ups.

In the following screenshot, you can see an Electronic Health Record (EHR) of a patient:

Fig 3.1: Sample view of an EHR

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Now, let's understand some of the issues faced by the healthcare industry.

Issues in the domain

Although applications of AI has made significant advancements in healthcare...