Intersection of Blockchain and AI: The Video

AI and Blockchain are both topics that have generated significant interest recently as these technologies are incorporated into business processes. As with all digital technologies, however, they are not discrete. Maturing technologies often converge to develop entirely new possibilities, and blockchain combined with AI could create some potent results in fintech, accountability, and in infrastructure.

The following videos look at this potential for convergence from several perspectives.

The videos are a mixture of talks, presentations and teaching material available under standard YouTube license, with landing page descriptions added. Minor edits have been made where necessary.

The Convergence of Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence (Patrick Schwerdtfeger)

Published on Sep 9, 2016

The fields of Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence are converging, and they will intersect soon. Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning require vast amounts of data. That’s how they learn. Meanwhile, Blockchain allows for decentralized autonomous organizations which will soon involve hundreds of millions of people. Furthermore, platforms built on Blockchain technology will soon be powerful enough to support AI applications. At that point, AI could evolve very quickly and become, effectively, an unstoppable utility for the world’s population. No one knows exactly how this convergence will play out. Certainly, I do not either, but I know this is an exciting time and I plan on following the developments as they emerge. The results will most definitely affect us all.

Blockchains for Artificial Intelligence (PyData)

Published on Jul 26, 2017

This talk by Trent McConaghy describes the various ways in which emerging blockchain technologies can be helpful for machine learning / artificial intelligence work, from audit trails on data to decentralized model exchanges.

In recent years, big data has transformed AI, to an almost unreasonable level. Now, blockchain technology could transform AI too, in its own particular ways. Some applications of blockchains to AI are mundane yet useful, like audit trails on AI models. Some appear almost unreasonable, like AI that can own itself — AI DAOs (decentralized autonomous organizations) leading to the first AI millionaires. All of them are opportunities. Blockchain technologies — especially planet-scale ones — can help realize some long-standing dreams of AI and data folks.

Numerai – A Revolutionary Hedge Fund Built on Blockchain and AI (Epicenter)

Published on Jul 11, 2017

Numerai Founder Richard Craib discusses his radical project to build a hedge fund with network effects. Numerai manages its portfolio by giving its data in encrypted form to data scientists who compete to create the best predictions and get paid with cryptocurrencies. Numerai expects to radically alter the structure of the hedge fund and asset management industry.

Topics discussed in this Epicenter episode include:

  • Quantitative trading and the role of AI in investing
  • How Numerai uses crowdsourcing and AI to manage its portfolio
  • The function of Numerai’s own token Numeraire

Code is Not the Law: Blockchain Contracts and Artificial Intelligence (Aliensyntax)

Published on Oct 28, 2016

A presentation by Adam Kolber (Brooklyn Law School) from The Ethics of Artificial Intelligence conference that took place October 14-15, 2016. It was hosted by the NYU Center for Bioethics in conjunction with the NYU Center for Mind, Brain and Consciousness. Published by


Blockchain Meets the IoT: the Video

Blockchain, the secure ledger system behind the Bitcoin cryptocurrency, is becoming increasingly important in key usage cases throughout business and industry. It provides a persistent, unalterable record system that is becoming increasingly important to security. And secure transactions are of critical importance in sensitive areas such as finance and health. But one of the most important areas that is now emerging is the connection with the Internet of Things (IoT). The surprising benefits of incorporating blockchain concepts in IoT development are creating intense interest as companies grapple with the needs of new infrastructure.

In these videos, we provide several discussions on the intersection of blockchain and the IoT. The videos are under standard YouTube license, and the description provided is from each video’s landing page (with minor edits).

Blockchain and the Internet of Things explained (IBM Internet of Things)

Published on Nov 2, 2016

A blockchain ledger can create a tamper-resistant record when information needs to be shared among business partners without setting up a costly centralized IT infrastructure. Let’s look at how supply chains benefit when data is shared through a private blockchain.

Next Generation IoT Technologies Using The Block Chain (Samsung Developer Connection)

Published on Dec 1, 2014

Talk by Gurvinder Ahluwalia

An overview of how Samsung and IBM are thinking about the next generation of IoT infrastructure, and why they are using Blockchain. This presents an approach to address the problems of cost, privacy and longevity of smart devices on the Internet Things.

Key Use Cases Intersecting Blockchain and IoT (IBM Internet of Things)

Published on Dec 9, 2016

Jerry Cuomo (Vice President Blockchain Technologies, IBM), Mika Lammi (Head of IoT Business Development, Kouvola Innovation), and James Murphy (Offering Manager, IBM Watson IoT Platform – Risk Management & Security) talk about the trends in business that are driving the pairing of Blockchain and IoT.

Blockchains for the Internet of Things – Solving the IoTs Most Critical Problems (

Published on Jul 7, 2016

Blockchains are poised to revolutionize the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) by providing security, peer-to-peer device communications and new functionality via smart properties. Andre De Castro CEO of Blockchain of Things, Inc. discusses why blockchains make sense for the IIoT