Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain for Social Impact provides an accessible overview of artificial intelligence (AI) and blockchain technologies, and explores their applications for social enterprise and impact investing.

The opening chapter introduces the impact space, exploring different social business models, the role of technology, the impact investing market and general problems in the space. The remainder of this book falls into two paths: the first focusing on AI and the other looking at the blockchain technology. Providing introductions to each of these technologies and their histories, the author goes on to examine them from the perspectives of social business models and impact finance. A concluding chapter explores AI and cryptocurrencies in the impact space in the future. Readers are supported with international case studies and other student-friendly features.

Situated at the intersection between technology, fintech, social enterprise, impact investing and social impact, this book is a valuable resource for upper-level courses across all these areas. It also offers an introduction to this emerging topic for researchers and business professionals.

Online teaching resources to accompany this book include instructor lecture slides and data sets.

chapter 1|19 pages

Introducing the impact space

chapter 2|20 pages

Introduction to artificial intelligence

chapter 3|23 pages

AI-first impact business models

chapter 4|15 pages

AI and impact finance

chapter 6|14 pages

Blockchain-enabled impact business models

chapter 7|17 pages

Blockchain and impact finance

chapter 8|7 pages

Outlook and future developments