Skychain : Open Medical Neural Network based on Blockchain

Skychain : Open Medical Neural Network based on Blockchain
12 Mar 2018
Skychain : Open Medical Neural Network based on Blockchain

Introduction to Skychain

Blockchain infrastructure aimed to host, train and use artificial intelligence (AI) in healthcare.

The mission of Skychain is to save 10 million patients from premature death due to medical errors within 10 years.

Medical errors are the third leading cause of death. For example, when doctors analyze X-ray lung images, they fail to diagnose early lung cancer in 69 percent of cases! There are many hundreds of examples like that in healthcare. But artificial intelligence can dramatically reduce the number of such errors!

Skychain intends to provide an infrastructure to radically increase the efficiency of healthcare AI development and training. It will make diagnostic AI systems far more accessible and affordable for the consumer by using blockchain technologies to facilitate safe transactions between the key parties.

IBM estimates the artificial intelligence market in the healthcare sector to reach $200 billion in a few years. Skychain’s goal is to control more than 70% of that market!

Skychain is unique. The project is based on the revolutionary approach of using smart contracts to bring together many healthcare big data providers whose data is vital for AI training, thousands of independent AI developers, computational resource providers (crypto miners), and millions of consumers.

Skychain is the next leader in the healthcare AI ​​market ...

What problem are Skychain trying to solve?

The current situation in the market of medical neural networks can be described as the initial stage of the emergence of the market. Its current issues are as follows:

  • It is difficult for laboratories and creators of neural networks to provide access to their developments to end users (doctors). There is no unified infrastructure. Skychain will become an analogue of AppStore for them. Using it, any doctor can quickly use the neural network of interest.

  • The common problem for most of the developers is accessing medical data for training of their neural networks. Skychain will provide a special function of hosting of medical datasets in a closed-loop system, and the ability to teach third-party neural networks, using these datasets. The datasets will be kept in safety and remain the property of their owners, as well as the neural networks. It also guarantees the receipt of a fee for each use of the neural network both for developers and for the providers of datasets, which were used for training of neural networks. Large corporations, such as IBM, are not able to independently train thousands of neural networks needed to fully cover all areas of medical diagnostics. Skychain will contain thousands or even tens of thousands of highly specialized neural networks created by independent laboratories and corporations.

  • The market of neural networks is constrained by the high cost of equipment suitable for effective machine learning, and the complexity of the design and training tools. Skychain will provide a convenient tool for neural networks development and the possibility of their inexpensive and fast learning with the help of the distributed computing resources of Skychain members. The total computing power of Skychain will exceed the data centers of any large corporations.

Skychain Infrastructure Project

We present you a Skychain project. Skychain is an infrastructure blockchain project aimed to host, train and use artificial neural networks (ANNs) by market participants.

First years of Skychain development will be devoted only to medicine to help doctors and patients have accurate diagnoses using this system. Skychain is a "sharing economy" project, it means that each member of the Skychain ecosystem will provide his resources and thus create a product that is ahead of any competitors. In its turn, the system will reward each participant with high benefits. Skychain is a project that will "uberize" artificial neural networks, but with developers of individual ANNs instead of taxi drivers, consumers of ANNs (doctors and patients) instead of passengers and computers and server of miners instead of cars. IBM estimates the artificial intelligence market in the sphere of medicine at $200 billion a year in a few years.

The goal of Skychain is to take control over 70% of this market! The way to achieve this goal is to create the best open infrastructure that will accumulate the resources of the majority of participants of this industry and surpass any closed corporate product. In the future, Skychain may be used for building, fast distributed training and further use of a wide range of neural networks not only in medicine.

Skychain AI versus Doctors 

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