FWIW my job is working with AI daily, well outside of the F1 sphere, and I've made a decent amount of money playing the cryptocurrency game - I understand that too quite well.Zynerji wrote: ↑Sun May 13, 2018 1:00 pmYou sound like everyone else, calling blockchain a fad.nzjrs wrote: ↑Sun May 13, 2018 10:16 amWell this is entertaining. Death of dimensionality didn't go away because you made a few quid on bitcoin. We are engineers which means we live in a constraint based world, and one can't afford to waste compute time on something like this *yet* (IMO).Zynerji wrote: ↑Sun May 13, 2018 12:24 am
I didn't miss any points. If you want to find and explore the development paths of trillions of possibilities within a finite space, there is no human that can compare with the generative shape design of a brute-force algorithm. Simple things like a bounded box broken into a point cloud that runs through 100% of possible points and measures results that feeds back into the system when you request a certain outcome. Block-chain state machines can have a few billion internal "transactions" per second, and add only a single 32bit hash to the Block (stored in RAM, not HDD). If these bounded boxes are then linked to the downstream (or future) bounded boxes as a state machine array, you can direct the placement of points in the previous box to accomplish your desired output in the later box.
Someone would have to probably convert OpenFOAM to ERC721 Solidity token generation contracts or bootstrap the Nethereum C# interpreter, but running a private Ethereum chain with the individual Workstations connected through Plasma on a 10GB LAN would be the way forward, as you could drop to 1/2 precision on the individual state outputs, and use the Casper\Ethereum consensus algorithm of all the connected boxes to smooth the edges. The teams could literally deploy apps for their fans to "fish" the system without giving away any IP, and have constant generative improvement.
When CFD is free and F1 teams can boil the oceans chasing rainbows with buzzwords then GA will get you somewhere. You admit this yourself having to divert the conversation and this scheme out to user computers to compute.
It's not lack of vision, its a broader view of what 'optimal' means.
You should read up on the some blockchain engineering. Once you actually understand it, and its power, you may find yourself subconsciously solving day to day problems with it.
And, honestly, you only sound like a protectionist. Trying to preserve your job in the face of AI replacing all engineers as the calculators of your field by simply stating (with zero supporting material) that it simply "cannot be done". Sounds like an engineering Dodo to me.
But I work in the problem solving business, which means efficiency and scale.