iExec has developed the first decentralized marketplace for cloud computing resources. Blockchain is used to organize a market network where users can monetize their computing power, applications, and datasets. By providing on-demand access to cloud computing resources, iExec supports compute-intensive applications in fields such as AI, big data, healthcare, rendering, or FinTech.
One of the main strengths of iExec lies in trusted off-chain computing. In collaboration with Intel, iExec has released the first-ever ‘trusted compute’ solution for blockchain (TEE using Intel SGX). iExec offers a Blockchain based AI model marketplace which allows to trade (i.e. rent out) AI models in a secure way, the framework leverages Intel SGX to protect the privacy of the models during the rental procedure.
iExec is working with various organizations and consortiums with the goal of providing scalable, secure and easy access to the services, datasets, and computing resources.
Trained AI models are normally highly valuable as their training requires time, money and huge amounts of data, and are considered as strategy assert which need to be protected.
AI trained models can be normally used (e.g. used directly or with Fine-tuning) by a third party in different applications, and the privacy and ownership of the trained model could be lost.
iExec offers a Blockchain based AI model marketplace which allows to trade (i.e. rent out) AI models in a secure way, the framework leverages Intel SGX to protect the privacy of the models during the rental procedure.
The trained (pre-trained) models are actually encrypted by the model owners before being rent out, and the decryption ONLY happens inside the hardware based secure enclave -- Intel SGX enclave, and cannot be inspected by anyone including the model renters.