The Revolution Will Be Digitized: How AI And Bitcoin Are Transforming Our World

Artificial intelligence (AI) and Bitcoin were top of mind at Paris Blockchain Week, where I had the privilege of presenting to an enthusiastic crowd. The blockchain and digital assets event, held beneath the world-famous Louvre Museum, attracted close to 10,000 people, an impressive 25% increase over last year, as Bitcoin traded near its all-time high and AI dominated headlines.

To give you an idea of just how explosive AI has been in the public consciousness, especially since the launch of ChatGPT in November 2022, consider the chart below, which compares Google searches for “AI” and “Bitcoin.” Post-ChatGPT, people’s curiosity of AI has gone parabolic.

ai has vaulted above bitcoin

My presentation focused on the transformative potential of Bitcoin and AI through the lens of Complex Adaptive Systems (CAS) theory, highlighting how these nascent technologies are already reshaping our world in profound ways. By exploring some of the key features of CAS—including decentralization, network effects and nonlinear dynamics—I sought to show how Bitcoin and AI are prime examples of complex systems whose influence on our lives will only continue to grow.

Ultimately, my goal was to leave attendees with a renewed sense of excitement and optimism for AI and Bitcoin. I genuinely believe that, if done right, these technologies can help us build a future that’s more opportunistic, fair and sustainable.