The first decentralized world computer capable of running AI and AI-powered dApps on the blockchain.
Cortex At a Glance
Cortex Virtual Machine
The CVM is EVM-compatible with added support for on-chain AI inference, which utilizes the GPU instead of the CPU to execute nontrivial AI models on the Cortex chain.
AI Inference Engine - Synapse
A deterministic inference engine that guarantees exactly the same AI inference result across heterogenetic computing environments, allowing for deterministic on-chain AI inference without resorting to off-chain solutions.
AI Smart Contract and AI DApp
Cortex adds machine learning support to smart contracts and DApps to adapt to real-world use cases. Developers can use the popular language Solidity and off-the-shelf AI models on the Cortex storage layer to create AI-enhanced DApps and smart contracts.
Decentralizing AI Research
Cortex seeks to foster an open-source ecosystem where AI researchers and developers are incentivized more than ever to share their models with the world.
What we are solving
Before Cortex, there was no known way to execute on-chain machine learning models efficiently and deterministically. DApps that include machine learning models had to resort to off-chain inference, which defeats the purpose of smart contracts. Cortex has solved this problem - primarily via the CVM (which utilizes the GPU instead of CPU) and MRT (quantization and integer-only inference).
As Seen In
Cortex Blockchain is an open source public blockchain that seeks to solve one of the biggest challenges facing blockchains like Bitcoin and Ethereum today - on-chain AI execution.
Cortex Virtual Machine (CVM) is a framework that allows efficient machine learning inference on the Cortex blockchain. It enables the integration of machine learning models into smart contracts and dApps.
AI on Blockchain Ecosystem
We have put forth a mechanism that incentivizes AI developers to store models on the blockchain. This creates an open ecosystem where individual AI developers, not just big corporations, are incentivized to upload their AI models to the blockchain, and Dapp developers have access to choose from the best AI models in the world. The competition between AI model providers will naturally lead to the evolution of better and better AI models.
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Developing on Cortex
Cortex uses Solidity as the smart contract language to reduce friction and offers a rich array of tools for developers to write and integrate AI into smart contracts.