Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Blockchain Potential in AI

Tiago M. Fernández-Caramés

University of A Coruña

Tiago M. Fernández-Caramés works since 2016 as an Assistant Professor in the area of Electronic Technology at the University of A Coruña (UDC) (Spain), he has contributed to more than 40 papers for conferences, to 40 articles for JCR-indexed journals, and to two book chapters, within his current research fields.


Paula Fraga-Lamas

University of A Coruña

Dr. Fraga-Lamas has over 60 contributions in indexed international journals, conferences, and book chapters, and 4 patents, she has also been participating in over 30 research projects funded by the regional and national government as well as R&D contracts with private companies.


Blockchain Artificial Intelligence Machine Learning Deep Learning Distributed Ledger Technologies Smart Contract Industry 4.0 Internet of Things Industrial IoT Bayesian Networks Data Privacy Decentralized Applications

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In the last years, blockchain and distributed ledger technologies (DLTs) have evolved significantly with the objective of providing secure communications, data privacy, cyber-attack resilience and easy deployment/maintenance in multiple fields. Such an evolution, together with the advances in smart contracts, can play a relevant role in the future of decentralized applications. Moreover, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its different sub-disciplines (e.g., Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Bayesian networks) can enhance blockchains and DLTs in order to provide advanced features like autonomous decision-support systems or intelligent blockchain-enabled services. Furthermore, AI-based applications can benefit from blockchains and DLTs thanks to their ability to allow for accessing trustworthy shared data in insecure environments like the Internet. In this complex scenario, this book looks for shedding light on the potential of the joint use of blockchain and AI, both from a theoretical and a practical point of view, in order to guide the next generation of researchers and developers of AI-enabled blockchain/DLT-based applications.

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Tiago M. Fernández-Caramés

University of A Coruña

Tiago M. Fernández-Caramés (Senior Member, IEEE) has worked since 2016 as an Assistant Professor in the area of Electronic Technology at the University of A Coruña (UDC) (Spain), where he obtained his MSc degree and PhD degrees in Computer Science in 2005 and 2011. Since 2005 he has worked in the Department of Computer Engineering at UDC: from 2005 to 2009 through different predoctoral scholarships and between 2007 and 2016 as Interim Professor. His current research interests include IoT/IIoT systems, RFID, wireless sensor networks, augmented reality, embedded systems and blockchain, as well as the different technologies involved in the Industry 4.0 paradigm. In such fields, he has contributed to 40 papers for conferences, to 35 articles for JCR-indexed journals and to two book chapters. Due to his expertise in the previously mentioned fields, he has acted as peer-reviewer and guest editor for different top-rank journals, and as project reviewer for national research bodies from Austria, Croatia, Latvia and Argentina.

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