Blockchain and AI
It is envisaged that other technologies, such as IoT and AI, will converge for the mutual benefit and wider adoption of both blockchain and the other given technology.
The convergence of blockchain with IoT has been discussed at length in Chapter 21, Scalability and Other Challenges. Briefly, it can be said that due to blockchain's authenticity, integrity, privacy, and shared nature, IoT networks would benefit greatly from making use of blockchain technology. This can be realized in the form of an IoT network that runs on a blockchain, and makes use of a decentralized mesh network for communication in order to facilitate Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communication in real time.
A mesh network is a network topology that allows all nodes on a network to connect with one another in a cooperative and dynamic fashion, to facilitate the efficient routing of data.
All of the data that is generated as a result of M2M communication can be used...