AI and blockchain: Mining the future

Data is the future of business, but complex new technologies such as artificial intelligence and blockchain seem to muddy the waters. Are they are really bringing benefits?

Major commercial AI projects tend to be secretive, but one thing they all have in common is a focus on turning raw data into useful information

Predicting the future has always been a mug’s game. More than one promising technology from a decade ago poised to revolutionise business IT and computing has fallen by the wayside, either outpaced or simply rendered irrelevant by wider technological shifts.

Two that continue to cause a stir, however, are artificial intelligence (AI) and blockchain, but it can be hard to see past the hype and truly understand what the business case really is.

AI’s origins ...