In his eight post in the series, Marshall Kirkpatrick focuses on the intersection between artificial intelligence and blockchain. By way of reminder, Marshall launched a 30 day series that explores the intersection between AI and the various innovation components on my emerging futures visual.
As he has in each post, Marshall identifies the key subject matter experts that sit at the intersection of AI and the visual component in question. In the case of blockchain, the key influencers are: Nick Bilodeau, Alex Nech, Don Tapscott and Chris Dixon. Here is the foresight and related future scenarios identified at the intersection of Artificial Intelligence and blockchain (taken straight from Marshall’s post):
This is going on your refrigerator’s permanent record: Blockchain as ledger for data that AI analyzes for device-level decision making, cyber-security and diagnosis of historical problems.
A bot-borg meta-mind: Blockchain as the communication platform of choice for autonomous AI agents to share what they’ve learned about various environments and rapidly evolve a shared understanding of the world. This amazing scenario was outlined in April by BICA Labs
Yelp for AIs: Blockchain as a reputation tracker for AI agents, keeping a record of which ones have a history of being good to humans and which ones don’t. We can’t rely on the US Navy’s robot morality school alone
The intersection analysis that Marshall pursues via his posts is a great example of deriving the foresight required to navigate in this emerging future. The other posts in the series on AI and intersections can be found via the links below: