iExec strengthens ties with Intel, becoming a Gold Member in Intel Partner Alliance


We are thrilled to announce that iExec is now a proud Gold Member of the Intel Partner Alliance. This achievement not only marks a new chapter in the continued collaboration with Intel, but also highlights iExec’s dedication to privacy-preserving solutions through the combination of Confidential Computing and Blockchain technologies.Over the past 5 years, iExec’s collaboration with Intel has flourished, evident from our collaborative efforts centered on the use of Intel SGX hardware enclaves with blockchain. This joint venture has been instrumental in the development of our state-of-the-art privacy-preserving infrastructure.Dating back to 2018, Intel and iExec joined hands to construct the very first end-to-end secured solution combining confidential computing and blockchain, first presenting together at the Consensus 2018 event in New York City. 


Our collaborative milestones didn’t stop there. With Intel, we co-authored the Off-Chain Trusted Compute Specification, a groundbreaking initiative for the Ethereum Enterprise Alliance (EEA) consortium. iExec went on to continue working alongside Intel on various research papers and Proofs-of-Concept (POC), including a demo using 5G connected ‘rescue robots’ showcased at the 2019 Mobile World Congress event.Previously, as a member of the Intel AI Builder Program, iExec and Intel offer a solution for AI model renting, empowering owners of valuable AI assets to securely monetize them. The below demo shows an AI Car Detection app utilizing a trained AI model. 


Owners are able to monetize their valuable trained AI models, determining user access, while ensuring complete ownership. The encrypted dataset remains secure, preventing unauthorized inspection. Leveraging iExec’s confidential computing, Intel SGX, and blockchain, the AI model’s intellectual property remains protected. Owners can be paid each time it is used, essentially being able to ‘rent out’ their trained AI models.⏯ WATCH: iExec Demo: How to Rent a Trained AI Model using Intel SGX & Blockchain the collaboration forward: Intel Partner Alliance Gold MemberThe Intel Partner Alliance Program is the evolved form of the earlier Intel AI Builders program, designed to enhance collaboration and innovation among its members.With our new status as a Gold Member, the prospects seem brighter than ever. We’re positioned to widen our range of privacy-preserving solutions. Rest assured, iExec remains committed to staying at the forefront of innovation in this quickly evolving industry.Most recently, our team has been hard at work deploying Intel TDX (Trust Domain Extensions). Intel TDX is another confidential computing technology designed to enhance data protection and confidentiality, by creating isolated environments known as “trust domains”. These can be combined with Intel SGX hardware enclaves, which focus on application-level confidential computing, while TDX offers VM-level protection. 


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