Current AI revolution would not be possible without enablers. In fact, a lot of AI is theory is not really new even though some techniques are. But it is the many other environmental factors that are reaching critical mass — enabling AI realization.
“Self-preservation design” of the blockchain is threatened by quantum computing with its potential encryption busting applications. Blockchain and Machine Learning are a powerful mix for AI “DNA”, but impact of quantum computing should be threaded into the discussion here.