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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 supply chains

Supply chain management is crucial to the success of many industries and growing economies around the world; some consider supply chains to be the nervous system of trade. Managing a supply chain is an operation-oriented practice that requires efficiency and effectiveness, from the early phases of planning, procurement, and warehousing, to the logistics of shipping goods from producers to consumers.

The following sample diagram identifies the stakeholders involved in the supply chain management of a laptop:

Fig 3.2: Stakeholders in the supply chain of a laptop

You can check out this diagram by Andreas Wieland at, Here is the license to the diagram,

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

Issues in the domain

The following are three of the top issues faced...