Casanova: A scalable consensus protocol for blockchain

A team of researchers at Pyrofex Corporation recently introduced Casanova, a leaderless optimistic consensus algorithm suited for use in a blockchain. Rather than producing a chain, Casanova produces blocks in a directed ...

Computer Sciences

Using AI to create more efficient math algorithms

A team of researchers at Google's DeepMind, London, has found that AI can find faster algorithms to solve matrix multiplication problems. In their paper published in the journal Nature, the group describes using reinforcement ...

Machine learning & AI

An algorithm that merges online and offline reinforcement learning

In recent years, a growing number of researchers have been developing artificial neural network (ANN)- based models that can be trained using a technique known as reinforcement learning (RL). RL entails training artificial ...

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