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The Revolution of Machine Learning — Blockchain Technology and Open-Source Information Training for AI

At its core, evolution is an organic change happening to all components of an ecosystem, each element having the power to influence the other, with each step crafting structures based on information transfer between organisms, guided by the intelligence of prior experience. Mutations happen because of a learning event, causing the organisms to adapt to their current environment and conditions

With every mutation, they become more and more intelligent, and the best proof is the amazingly complex natural world we have on this planet. Homo Sapiens is known to be the one hominid species that began using their environment in an efficient way, with each tweak and adjustment giving birth to new tools, shelter constructions and ways to prepare food. It was the first time in our planet’s history when intelligence showed signs of massive evolution, all due to the need of bettering the lives of individuals that began to live in small communities. As centuries passed, human technology evolved from the skrillex tools towards digital infrastructures.

History is usually cyclical, and nowadays we have arrived at a point in time when digital technologies bring people together, collaborating towards the improvement of society as a whole. Once again, the available resources are being shared, this time in online communities, in a continuous learning process. From all this online exchange, disruptive technologies like blockchain and artificial intelligence have risen.

As real life individuals, we learn by being in close proximity to other humans. As a data-generated technology, machines learn by processing information. The larger the amount they compute, the smarter they are prone to become.

Machine learning is an application of artificial intelligence (AI) that provides systems the ability to automatically learn and improve from experience without the need of being programmed. This type of digital learning focuses on the development of computer programs that can access data, process it at great speed, and use it to learn for themselves, by synchronizing the pieces of information that are being shared in the system at a given time.

With its increased capacity, speed and storage space, blockchain technology has the capacity to streamline the evolution of artificial intelligence, allowing machine learning to reach its true potential. As the need of increasing learning capabilities arises, so is the need of larger infrastructures able to support the expansion of AI decentralization.

Nowadays, such computing capabilities are owned by centralized cloud providers, which constrain the entire learning expansion process by limiting the speed and depth to which machines are able to learn through peer-to-peer information exchange.

Blockchain technology comes to simplify the machine learning process, by creating an ever-expanding storage space, along with smart buildability capabilities through leveraging the computational power / resources and the contribution with pieces of content from creators. The aim is to have a double usage, training the AI and being able to monetize creators’ content and storage / computational power used in bringing the data to life.

Every technology humans develop has a designed purpose. Digital tech is developing as we speak, meaning that its usability is emerging day by day, finding new ways to improve human life inside a developed society. We evolve technology, and technology helps evolve us in return.

A new Internet to Power the Decentralization Wave

If we look behind the technology, SWAZM is a platform for decentralizing applications, with the ambition to offer the best infrastructure to empower paradigm-shifting projects that can in turn transform the very core of how our society works and connects. We already live in a time that encourages communication, connection and sharing, projects that span beyond regular borders, and friendships that would not otherwise been possible if the Internet did not exist.

SWAZM introduces a new blockchain architecture designed to enable horizontal scaling of decentralized applications. This is achieved by creating a new blockchain with a reliable transfer network, storage capabilities, and compute containers. The resulting technology is a blockchain infrastructure that may ultimately scale to sustain millions of applications, enable to write any kind of technology and allow for quick and easy deployment and maintenance of decentralized applications.

As a tool, technology should support human creativity and act as a platform for bringing new ideas to life, in a world where people collaborate without any intermediaries, bonding over ways in which we all can participate in making this world a little bit better than we found it. As tech, blockchain seems impersonal, but its usage is what makes it fit organically inside the shared culture we live in the 21st century, in the world we dream of building for next generations.

SWAZM, DAIA, and the World’s Largest Network of Decentralized AI Projects

There is little surprise that in today’s society, artificial intelligence is becoming more and more present in our lives, and as its presence increases, so does the need to control and guide it within the existing societal structures. As its nature is fluid, keeping it within limits proves to be difficult. Hence the purpose of associations like DAIA, where different organisations come together to facilitate the decentralization and collaboratory access for all interested parties. Since AI is a technology that aims to enhance the condition of humankind, so do people need to come together helping it to grow and learn in a connected and transparent way.

The more AI learns, the more it increases its capacities to process information, at a level that is yet to be matched by human cognitive capabilities. Given access to all information available to mankind, good and bad, we need to make sure that such capabilities are not monopolized, molding them in the way it benefits the structure / institution that hosts it.

“DAIA — the Decentralized AI Alliance — is a new industry organization joining together companies, nonprofits and labs working on Artificial Intelligence systems and tools from a perspective of decentralized, participatory control and guidance.”

Last week, SWAZM was welcomed into the DAIA ecosystem, joining other fellow disruptive tech companies in their common journey towards the democratization of the Internet as we know it. Here’s how DAIA thinks blockchain and AI can come together to create the future of digital technology and machine learning:

“Three beliefs sustain our mission and vision to democratize AI: i) we believe that Blockchain and AI is a perfect match, ii) we believe in stirring AI towards a community’s benefit and iii) we believe in co-creation rather than competition. Moreover, it is because we believe in a world of decentralized AI that we keep looking, encouraging and welcoming new partners every day. […] This week we are very proud to welcome to our ecosystem Nectico, DéWarrior and Swazm, all the way from Indonesia, Netherlands and Romania!”

Vali Malinoiu, the Founder and CEO of the Romanian startup SWAZM, gave details as to his enthusiasm in being part of the decentralization age of the Internet and the democratization of AI and DApp technologies:

“Swazm can provide a vital piece in the AI/Blockchain ecosystem by allowing for direct chain-to-chain communication, which can be useful for other members of the alliance. Besides the technological advancements, we are happy to share our knowledge and insights on our latest breakthroughs.

As the informational and digital society keeps growing, it’s our mission as humans to collaborate the best we can to building a shareable database, exchanging all the knowledge we have accumulated throughout the centuries and putting it to good use, helping an artificial intelligence that will help us evolve even further.

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