TAAL Technology SEZC, the operating subsidiary of TAAL Distributed Information Technologies Inc., has filed a patent for a “blockchain computing device” that would extend the capabilities of such hardware beyond just transaction processing. The process the company has invented would see blockchain computing devices used in artificial intelligence (AI) research beneficial to medicine, finance, and other scientific applications.
In an announcement, TAAL said the patent application was an important step in realizing its strategic vision. This includes the efficient use of various blockchain infrastructure technologies by leveraging their power to perform useful tasks other than generating blocks and confirming transactions.
Method and device to solve today’s problems and much more
The patent application includes both a method and device for generating high-quality random numbers. This method, the company said, would produce an improved environment and a better overall environment for researchers who rely on advanced computer simulations.
The most in-demand applications would include financial computer simulations and medical tracking and research—both of which are vital amid 2020’s multiple “black swan” events such as the COVID19 pandemic and economic chaos resulting from governments’ self-isolation orders, which have disrupted markets and prevented millions of people from performing their jobs.
There’s a demand for ever-more complex simulations and AI research to produce more advanced computer simulations to produce better scientific results. This requires constant advancement in both hardware and software.
Random nature vs. programmed computers
High-quality random numbers are more difficult for computer systems to generate than many would realize—and complete randomness impossible in theory. The problem is that computers follow processes and set instructions,