Why Blockchain Appeared in Artificial Intelligence (AI): The Problem Is ‘Inequality’ Than ‘Ethics’

AI Network
6 min readFeb 1, 2021


The World Economic Forum (WEF):Davos Agenda has come to an end on the Jan, 29th. The main framework of this year’s debate was the reconstruction of the global society, which collapsed with Covid-19. The discussion about AI has not been omitted. More than 100 companies have formed a united organization, so-called Global AI Action Alliance, to accelerate efforts for “reliable” transparent AI.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) Will Be Larger than Insurance, Real Estate, Automotive Industry combined Over the Next 10 Years

According to PwC, artificial intelligence (AI) is expected to grow by more than $15 trillion by 2030. This means that artificial intelligence fills about 14% of global GDP. Analysts say AI will be the biggest economic opportunity of the next decade, with more value than today’s insurance, oil and gas, commercial real estate markets, and automotive industries combined. In this situation, the discussion of governance on AI is indispensable.

We need everyone’s AI to build good influence and reduce side effects

As seen in the recent controversy over Lee Luda, which has heated Korea up, the pie that AI occupies in our society is growing, and at the same time, voices are also growing to discuss the risk of unethical AI.

That’s right. Face recognition can be a means of “monitoring” by someone, and technology like “deepfake” breaks down society’s “trust”. We have to think about the possibility of computer-based intelligences that develop beyond the control of humans.

Of course, like Google’s 2018 analysis, AI is also used valuable in our society. The double-edged sword we often say applies to AI, too. The World Economic Forum argues that we need strong collaboration to support AI’s positive potential.

But the problem is inequality. “80% of AI’s profits will go to the United States, Europe and China.”

It is certainly welcome to see a growing awakening to ethical use of AI. However, we should look into more fundamental issues before we shout ‘ethics’.

The problem is not ethics, but inequality. First, there is an imposition gap. It is more difficult to design and create such a system than to establish and define ethical standards. Learning gap is also big. There is a large “learning gap” where only some of the mechanisms can learn, act, and influence on desirable side of AI.

Most parts of our society are ‘unequal’. Of course, it is not necessary to live in a fence regardless of lifelong efforts, as it was in the dynasty era, but capitalism has given rise to another concentration of power. powers are usually concentrated in places where money is concentrated. Where there’s power, there’s resources. We cannot deny everything is made by human needs. That’s the area of politics, that’s the area of finance.

The world is changing. Bitcoin has emerged to break this, and a decentralized financial department outside of the existing financial sector is in the spotlight. The decentralized identification that we manage personal information by ourselves, not by the centralized management, is also drawing attention.

​The field of artificial intelligence is similar.

​AI ecosystems around the world promise to improve the lives of billions of people using AI, but the analysis that AI ecosystems are monopolized by some leaves that promise empty.

“If this trend continues, North America, Europe, and China will account for about 80 percent of the economic benefits that AI brings” said the AI Now Institute at New York University. In the same context, only 20% of world population can get benefit from AI. Namely, Two-thirds of the rest of the world’s population cannot. In the end, the AI ecosystem is heading toward inequality. With this situation, it is not surprising that many people are afraid of the future of AI. According to a recent study by Oxford University and the European Commission, 84% of Americans and 88% of Europeans said AI could have a “harmful” impact on society and should be “carefully managed.” In other words, “cooperation” and “openness” must be preempted in order to allow the ever-accelerating influence of AI to be returned to everyone around the world while also making ethical use possible. Shouting “ethics” in artificial intelligence, which is monopolized by a few, is just an empty cry.

​This is why Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who founded the U.S. artificial intelligence research institute Open AI, strongly criticized Microsoft when it obtained an exclusive license for artificial intelligence GPT-3. “The purpose of the establishment of Open AI itself is to open patents and research to the public with the aim of benefiting everyone, and Microsoft has gained an exclusive position on it and has deviated from its purpose of establishment,” he said.

What if blockchain and artificial intelligence are combined?

The most symbolic word of blockchain is decentralization. The key is to ‘get out’ of centralized, so everything is controlled and managed by a minority. In fact, even if we don’t put ‘blockchain’ at the forefront, the world is already changing.

While the hedge funds and other professional money managers had been shorting GameStop’s share, betting that its stock was doomed to further decline, online traders, mom-and-pop investors, small brokers and others have been pushing the other way, buying shares and stock options.That caused GameStop’s market value to soared. Some people enjoy much higher interest rates by clearing deposits at banks and transferring to products linked to the legal currency of Stable Coin. People who delegated authority to someone and took it for granted are changing their minds. If information, power, and capital were focused on one side because “it is convenient to manage centrally,” I think the decentralization era is coming when we take responsibility and manage all of our things that were out of our interest.

Blockchain can also play a very important role in ‘Artificial Intelligence’.

When blockchain is used, it can share the enormous computing resources, manpower, and astronomical costs needed for artificial intelligence. You don’t have to rely on huge platforms like AWS. You can solve the imposition gap or learning gap that WEF mentioned earlier with collective intelligence.

This is why we made ‘Ainize’, platform that can share resources and technology with each other and create AI with collective intelligence. It is open to all, including resource providers and artificial intelligence developers from all over the world. The existence of a platform that can lean on when you lack resources or feel limited by technology alone is essential to achieve the “good” of artificial intelligence. All this process can be maintained completely due to blockchain. At the same time, rewards can go every part of the platform.

Even if you know there’s gold in the gold mine, no one can dig for it if you don’t have the mining equipment and the people to mine and the time to mine. If you don’t have time for mining equipment and people to mine, you can share it. In the process of “picking up” the value of artificial intelligence, I believe that the best way for everyone to take their share and participate in the most comfortable and efficient way is “blockchain.”

​This is why we are leading two heavy and difficult topics, artificial intelligence and blockchain. The goal is to eventually “open sources” to “open resources”, with the blockchain artificial intelligence platform called ‘Ainize’, which is fair to everyone in the world. Don’t get me wrong. ‘Ainize’ is just a platform. The role of filling this platform is for you who are transforming the world today in the field. We named it ‘AI Network’. Each of you will play a central role in this huge network. Your participation is essential. Please let us know about this article and make good artificial intelligence with us. Without all of us, the “ethics” of artificial intelligence is also far away.

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