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Has there been any attempts to deploy AI with blockchain technology?

Are there any decentralized examples of AI networks with no central point of control with AI nodes acting independently (but according to a codified set of rules) creating, validating and storing the same shared decentralized database in many locations around the world?

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Swarm intelligence is the term for systems where relatively simple agents work together to solve a complicated problem in a decentralized fashion.

In general, distributed computing methods are very important for dealing with problems at scale, and many of them embrace decentralization in a deep way. (Given the reality of hardware failure and the massive size of modern datasets relative to individual nodes, the less work is passed through a central bottleneck, the better.) While there are people interested in doing computation on the blockchain, it seems to me like it's unlikely to be competitive with computation in dedicated clusters (like AWS).

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    $\begingroup$ Because of the simplicity of the agents, swarm intelligence is often not very decentralized in the specific sense of being "I/O bound, rather than compute-bound". That is, the amount of computation that agents do in between communicating is quite small. This is true, for example, in swarm intelligence systems such as Ant Colony Optimization and Particle Swarm Optimization. A system with agents performing more computationally-intensive operations is perhaps more akin to a blackboard architecture... $\endgroup$ – NietzscheanAI Aug 4 '16 at 19:51
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I think the best example of AI being deployed on the blockchain is SingularityNET. They just had a successful token sell where they sold out of their AGI token which will be able to be used to essentially "pay" for AI tasks to be done for you. Various AI will be put on the network and able to interact and communicate with each other to get various tasks done. There are some great videos online where Dr. Ben Goertzel explains this further. And here is a link to their whitepaper.

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