Transforming the Future of Blockchain and AI with NEAR Protocol

This interview features Illia Polosukhin, co-founder of NEAR Protocol, who discusses his journey from working at Google on groundbreaking AI research to founding a revolutionary blockchain platform. 

The conversation covers key insights into blockchain technology, the significance of the “Attention is All You Need” research paper, and the future vision for NEAR Protocol in transforming internet infrastructure.

For the audio format, please visit the link below. Enjoy!–Ep–77-e2l2itn

01:46 Illia’s transition journey from Web2 to Web3
08:13 ‘Attention Is All You Need’
14:00 Near Protocol and Blockchain
19:00 Sharding and Scalability
22:30 How does Near Protocol ensure security and decentralization?
27:10 Will Near outperform their competitors?
27:40 The notable projects and DApps currently built on Near Protocol
30:20 How Near Protocol supports developers
37:35 The major challenges Near is facing currently
40:00 Some advice to developers/entrepreneurs, building on Near
41:47 The community governance and decision-making process
45:15 The upcoming challenges in the industry
59:00 The meaning of life to Illia