One area where I think AI could make a huge difference is in existing blockchain technologies that use PoW.
AI has already proven to very efficient in optimizing energy consumption, as an example, Deepmind AI is used by Google and has managed to reduce the cooling cost for Google’s data centres by up to 40%. If something to this extend can be built on to bitcoin’s blockchain and redistributes the hashpower that is going to waste in mining to fullfill other requirements (faster transactions, integration between networks, the lightning network for example, this could make a substantial difference in Bitcoins environmental footprint.
How you’d do this? I don’t have a clue
Obviously, mining operations could also use Deepmind to cool their own facilities more efficiently, and as such reduce their own carbon footprint; which would be a good thing, but which would only partially help with reducing the massive energy waste that exist in PoW.
Just out of curiosity, what type of AI implementation(s) would you expect / are you looking for in regards to blockchain implementations?