How artificial intelligence is changing advertising in China: A conversation with Bessie Lee and Ching Law
February 3, 2020
Advertising in China is on the frontline of AI adoption and innovation. Join Bessie Lee and Ching Law for a conversation on how AI is changing advertising. You'll hear how China's white-hot AI advertising applications can serve as roadmaps and spark ideas in other industries and how companies like Tencent are improving performance by leveraging AI technology.
Using the blockchain in the enterprise
January 16, 2020
Jim Scott details relevant use cases for blockchain-based solutions across a variety of industries, focusing on a suggested architecture to achieve high-transaction-rate private blockchains and decentralized applications backed by a blockchain. Along the way, Jim compares public and private blockchain architectures.
Open source decentralized data markets for training AI in areas of large shared risk
January 11, 2020
Paco Nathan examines decentralized data markets. With components based on blockchain technologiessmart contracts, token-curated registries, DApps, voting mechanisms, etc.decentralized data markets allow multiple parties to curate ML training datasets in ways that are transparent, auditable, and secure and allow equitable payouts that take social values into account.
Sharing clinical data on the blockchain
January 10, 2020
Robert Currie offers an overview of the Cancer Genome Trust, which was developed to enable providers to openly share consented patients deidentified health data using Ethereum and IPFS at a clinical-relevant time scale. Robert also discusses a pilot at UCSF that includes genetic, clinical, and imaging patient data.
An introduction to blockchains
January 3, 2020
Since Bitcoin was open sourced in 2009, we've been reading about how cryptocurrencies are the new internet. But how do they actually work? Lucy Wyman offers a deep dive into blockchains, covering what a blockchain is, how it works, the cool math and theory that it uses, and applications beyond cryptocurrencies.
Blockchain: The ethical considerations
January 2, 2020
Deb Nicholson explains why, before disrupting existing systems by replacing them with the blockchain, we must ensure that the power and potential to improve lives is real and reasonably evenly distributed. We owe it to the future to make good early decisions and to refrain from overselling the blockchains potential to be a force for good until were certain it is.
Blockchains are the link between horseless buggies and driverless cars
January 2, 2020
Personal transportation is on the cusp of the first major revolution in 100 years. Valentin Bercovici discusses the unexpected role blockchains will play in giving us all mobility choices we soon won't be able to live without.
Breaking down the blockchain (without one mention of Bitcoin)
January 2, 2020
The blockchain is a formerly niche idea thats on the path to becoming a standard technology (think responsive design or containers). The sweet spot for the blockchain is transactional data. Using an ownership-tracking example, Erin Morrissey walks you through the technical ideas behind the blockchain to show how each contributes and explains why any of it even matters.
Coding a basic blockchain
December 31, 2019
Blockchain == buzzword * 10^10. By now, most of us have heard something about blockchains. Josh Butikofer walks you through building a very basic blockchain to demonstrate how the underlying technologies work and what they might be good for besides the cryptocurrency use case. Join in to go beyond yet another alt-coin to invest in and dig deeper into the tech.
Getting started with Hyperledger Indy
December 30, 2019
Tracy Kuhrt offers an introduction to Hyperledger Indy, a distributed ledger built for decentralized identity. It provides tools, libraries, and reusable components for creating and using independent digital identities rooted on blockchains or other distributed ledgers.
Hyperledger Caliper: A performance benchmark framework for multiple DLTs (sponsored by Huawei)
December 29, 2019
Caliper is a benchmark framework that allows users to measure the performance of a blockchain system under test. Victor Hu introduces the concept and architecture of the framework, explains how to integrate it with various blockchain systems, and demonstrates how to use Caliper to define and run a test flow.
The whole is greater than the sum of its parts. (sponsored by IBM)
December 24, 2019
Hyperledger was formed with the vision of establishing a community that brings together the smartest minds to solve the challenges of delivering blockchain technology for the enterprise. Christopher Ferris explains how Hyperledger's "greenhouse" is not only incubating new technologies but also entering into the collaboration and consolidation phase.
Blockchain as a backend: How to utilize current cryptocurrencies in your applications
December 17, 2019
Accessing the data and logic stored in a blockchain is significantly different than accessing your own servers. Destry Saul walks you through APIs for the most popular blockchains, outlines dangers to watch out for, and explains which current applications make use of blockchains.
Supply chain evolution from horseless buggies to driverless cars
November 20, 2019
Valentin Bercovici explores the challenges in securing, maintaining, and repairing the dynamic, heterogeneous software supply chain for modern self-driving cars, from levels 0 to 5. Along the way, Valentin reviews implementation options, from centralized certificate authority-based architectures to decentralized blockchains networked over a fleet of cars.
Hyperledger Supporting Blockcerts Compliant Digital Diplomas across Colombian Universities
November 15, 2019
We have implemented a PoC for managing academic certificates on a permissioned blockchain. We are currently working within the scenario posed by Universidad del Rosario in Bogota, Colombia. We are ada …