Likelihood-free Inference – ELFI engine in Python

Following yesterday's post about Approximate Bayesian Computation (ABC) I will continue today with this topic. I will share, comment and briefly review a short paper I found while doing a bit of research. It also featured in yesterday's post from the Xi'an's Og Blog post and it is about an implementation of ABC using the … Continue reading Likelihood-free Inference – ELFI engine in Python

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ABC with Xi’an’s Og: statistical inference 

Another week starts today. The Information Age is pleased to again share a post from the blog Xi'an's Og, a blog by a professional statistician. One of today's  posts from that blog featured another conference (event) presentations within the field of statistical inference and one its  techniques called  ABC (approximate Bayesian Computation). The content went … Continue reading ABC with Xi’an’s Og: statistical inference 

Of sharks and other fish: a talk about (in)security of Block Ciphers

For the last installment of this week for The Information Age I decided to post a last talk and paper featured at CCS 2016 - the 23rd ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (Hofburg Palace Vienna, Austria / October 24-28, 2016). The collection of talks and papers from this conference is a must see for … Continue reading Of sharks and other fish: a talk about (in)security of Block Ciphers

Blockchain Simulator – proof of work, security and performance of cryptocurrencies

Arthur Gervais (ETH Zurich) & Co were also present at the last CCS 2016 - the 23rd ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (Hofburg Palace Vienna, Austria / October 24-28, 2016). They presented one other interesting talk with a supporting paper, and The Information Age liked it and wanted to further share and review. Theirs … Continue reading Blockchain Simulator – proof of work, security and performance of cryptocurrencies

Asynchronous BFT protocols – the case for Honey Badger

Last year's Association for Computing Machines (ACM)'s Conference in Vienna, Austria (CCS 2016 - the 23rd ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (Hofburg Palace Vienna, Austria / October 24-28, 2016)), hosted a list of good presentations and talks. Following from yesterday's talk and paper reviewed of a scalable blockchain proposal ELASTICO, I will continue … Continue reading Asynchronous BFT protocols – the case for Honey Badger

Elastico – a new scalable blockchain protocol proposal

Recently I have been researching and witnessed some nice papers on the topic of crytocurrencies and the blockchain protocols. It appears that these topics are gaining some academic traction within the Computer Science and computer security communities. As to the broader applicability and functionality of the major developments of the protocols, namely Bitcoin and Ethereum … Continue reading Elastico – a new scalable blockchain protocol proposal

BigChainDB -Trent McConaghy on Blockchains for Artificial Intelligence

For the last day of this week I would like to share a post from Trent McConaghy in BigChainDB's Medium page. It was posted last 3rd january. It is a long read, but a very complete, worthwhile readership for anyone interested in both Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies. This post is quite suited to … Continue reading BigChainDB -Trent McConaghy on Blockchains for Artificial Intelligence

Quantum Machine Learning – a perfect science & technology partnership

This blog have been posting quite heavily on the topics of Machine Learning and Quantum Computing. It is obviously related with the increased interest in those fields, both from the academic community and the business community, and for good reasons, as such fields of study keep showing signs of promising breakthroughs. This will potentially unleashing … Continue reading Quantum Machine Learning – a perfect science & technology partnership

Practical Byzantine Fault-tolerance: consensus talk by Miguel Castro

This Blog has several posts dedicated to the topic of Distributed Computing and Byzantine Fault Tolerance in its records. Today I want to get back to this topic. As is well known the Byzantine fault-tolerant (BFT) algorithm has found implementation within the field of cryptographic protocols, namely the now ubiquitously known crytpocurrency Bitcoin. But BFT … Continue reading Practical Byzantine Fault-tolerance: consensus talk by Miguel Castro