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Introduce Buzzword

Distributed computing, Machine Learning, Blockchain, Ethereum, Solidity, Artificial Intelligence, Cryptocurrency.

What does it do?

Machine learning.


On the Blockchain.



How I built it

I used solidity to produce code that runs on the Ethereum Virtual Machine. This code defines a smart contract that accepts data and performs a linear regression to train a model that receives input through the smart contract and returns predictions for user-provided input.


I found out that Solidity is quite low-level. There is no floating point data type and there is no support for fixed-point numbers. I had to implement my own rational number data type.

Furthermore, there is no function to parse integers. I had to define that myself.

In addition to this, I had to implement a function to read a string defining a list of integers into an array of integers by defining my own custom format for representing arrays of integers.

Moreover, I found out that there is no automatic differentiation library for Solidity.

Alongside this, there is no machine-learning library for Solidity so I had to implement a function using a known analytical result for the value of the OLS estimate for a linear regression model.

The blockchain was not made for Machine Learning, I frequently ran into OOM (Out of memory) errors while testing my code locally.

The code takes up to a minute to train on a dataset containing just two data points.

Accomplishments that I'm proud of

I contend that I am the first person foolish enough to attempt Machine Learning on the blockchain and do it successfully for some definitions for successfully.

What I learned

This project was even more stupid than I thought it would be. Its existence is a hack.

What's next for Buzzword

$5tn market cap! Buzzword to the moon!

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