As Microsoft plants more flags in the blockchain space, the company is trying to create meeting points between blockchain and artificial intelligence (AI). Microsoft is very pro-AI and is trying to use blockchain technology to attract more of its corporate clients so that they are a bit less on-edge and more trusting of the advantages offered by artificial intelligence.

At the recent Ignite conference in Orlando, Florida, the company announced the Azure Blockchain Data Manager, a new software that will greatly benefit many firms – especially those who handle a lot of data – to add a lot of security and transparency to all of their proceedings.

Blockchain can be used to verify all information about the origins of data including its input and output, before AI is applied, ensuring more iron-clad results. In addition, all parties to a particular transaction or process can scrutinize data making sure everyone is satisfied before the information is acted upon using AI. This greatly improves the credibility accorded to whatever conclusions eventually presented by the AI models.