Building AI Agents with Swan SDK


The convergence of AI and blockchain technology is driving groundbreaking innovations across various sectors. AI agents, capable of performing tasks, making decisions, and solving problems autonomously, are increasingly vital in today’s digital landscape. Combined with the decentralized capabilities of blockchain, these agents offer enhanced security, transparency, and efficiency.

The Swan SDK leverages the computational power of the Swan Chain network, built on Ethereum Layer 2 with OP Stack technology, providing a robust framework for developing and deploying AI agents in a decentralized environment. This article will look at what AI agents are, what the Swan SDK can do, and how combining these technologies can make a big difference.

Understanding AI Agents

What are AI Agents?

As introduced, AI agents are software entities that can perform tasks, make decisions, or solve problems autonomously. They are designed to operate within a specific environment and interact with it in a meaningful way. AI agents can range from simple rule-based systems to complex machine learning models that can learn and adapt over time.

Key Features of AI Agents

  • Autonomy: Perform tasks independently without constant human input.
  • Perception: sense and interpret the environment using sensors like cameras and microphones.
  • Reactivity: Assess the environment and respond to achieve goals.
  • Reasoning and Decision-Making: Analyze data and make informed decisions using algorithms.
  • Learning: Enhance performance through machine, deep, and reinforcement learning.
  • Communication: interact with other agents or humans through natural language, speech recognition, and text messages.
  • Goal-oriented: designed to achieve specific goals, either predefined or learned through interactions.

Understanding Swan SDK

What is Swan SDK?

The Swan SDK is a tool that enables developers to build AI applications using the computational power of the Swan Chain network. This network is built on Ethereum Layer 2 with OP Stack technology, which offers a decentralized cloud computing platform for AI applications. The Swan SDK provides a set of APIs and tools that simplify the process of developing, training, and deploying AI models.

Core Components of Swan SDK

  • Smart Contract Library: Pre-built templates and tools for developing and deploying smart contracts.
  • Blockchain Integration Tools: APIs and libraries for seamless integration with existing blockchain networks.
  • Security Features: Robust security protocols to ensure data integrity and privacy.
  • Scalability Solutions: Mechanisms to handle large-scale transactions and data processing.

How to Deploy AI Agents with Swan SDK

Implementing AI agents with the Swan SDK involves several key steps to ensure smooth and efficient deployment:

1. Prepare Your AI Model: Ensure your AI model is optimized and tested for the specific tasks it will perform within the Swan environment.

2. Integrate with Swan APIs: Utilize the Swan Chain’s APIs to integrate your AI model, enabling it to interact with Swan’s blockchain and other decentralized networks.

3. Set Up Smart Contracts: Develop and deploy smart contracts to manage interactions between your AI agent and the Swan network, including task handling, resource allocation, and transaction management.

4. Deploy on Distributed Nodes: Deploy your AI model across the distributed nodes in the Swan network to leverage decentralized computing resources.

5. Monitor and Manage: Continuously monitor the AI agent’s performance and make necessary adjustments to optimize efficiency and effectiveness.

Case Study: IPFS NSFW Detection

A practical example of integrating AI agents with Swan SDK is the IPFS NSFW Detection project, won in the Filecoin Data Economy Hackathon hosted on DoraHacks. This project aims to protect IPFS against spamming attacks involving inappropriate content, such as pornography. By integrating AI agents with the Swan SDK, the project implements an NSFW (Not Safe For Work) filtering algorithm using Vision Transformers (ViT) with GPU support.

This algorithm detects and filters NSFW content, maintaining the integrity of IPFS platforms. It achieves over 85% accuracy in detecting NSFW images with a false positive rate of less than 4%. The model processes about 30 images per second on two T4 GPUs and around 30,000 images per second using 30 to 100 high-end GPUs. This scalability is crucial for efficiently handling large volumes of NSFW content.

The filter is encapsulated into a Docker-contained Flask app and deployed using the Swan SDK, which provides a streamlined interface for API interactions. The Swan SDK enhances functionality with its smart contract library, blockchain integration tools, robust security features, and scalability solutions. Learn more about the project at its Github or its Youtube video.

This project demonstrates the benefits of using the Swan SDK to integrate AI agents and blockchain technology. By leveraging the computational power of the Swan Chain network, developers can create powerful AI applications that operate securely and efficiently in a decentralized environment.

Challenges and Future Prospects

Integrating AI agents with blockchain technology through the Swan SDK brings several benefits. However, the complexity of the integration process requires specialized knowledge and skills, which can be a barrier for many developers.

According to Gartner, 90% of enterprise blockchain projects launched in 2015 have failed due to complexity and misalignment with business needs. Additionally, managing large-scale AI data and blockchain transactions can be demanding, with challenges in processing high volumes of data while ensuring speed and accuracy.

Interoperability is another major hurdle. Ensuring seamless interaction between different blockchain networks and AI systems is crucial but difficult to achieve. As blockchain technology evolves, addressing these interoperability issues will be essential for broader adoption.

Despite these challenges, the future prospects for AI agents integrated with Swan SDK are promising. The global AI market is forecast to grow from $10.1 billion in 2018 to $126.0 billion by 2025. This growth will drive the demand for sophisticated AI solutions integrated with blockchain technology. Moreover, the blockchain market is expected to grow from $3 billion in 2020 to $39.7 billion by 2025, at a CAGR of 67.3%.

Regulatory developments will also shape the landscape of AI and blockchain integration. As regulations evolve, they will ensure ethical and secure implementations, fostering trust and reliability in these technologies. The RegTech market is expected to grow from $6.3 billion in 2020 to $22.3 billion by 2027, highlighting the increasing importance of compliance and regulatory frameworks in technological advancements.


The integration of AI agents with the Swan SDK represents a significant leap forward in harnessing the potential of both AI and blockchain technologies. By leveraging the strengths of these technologies, businesses can achieve enhanced security, transparency, and efficiency in their operations. As the technology landscape evolves, the synergy between AI agents and blockchain will continue to unlock new opportunities and drive innovation across various industries.

Developers and businesses interested in exploring the potential of AI agents with Swan SDK are encouraged to start experimenting with the SDK and contribute to the growing ecosystem of blockchain-integrated AI solutions. The future of technology is here, and those who embrace it will be at the forefront of the next wave of digital transformation.




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