A non-fungible token (NFT) is a digital file whose unique identity and ownership are verified on a blockchain (a digital ledger). NFTs are not mutually interchangeable (see fungibility). NFTs are commonly created by uploading files, such as digital artwork, to an auction market. This creates copies of the files, which are recorded as NFTs on the digital ledger. This is mainly used to transfer instead of the cryptocurrency. The tokens can then be bought with cryptocurrency and resold.— Wikipedia
Non fungible tokens allow the ability of data ownership to take new forms and serve new needs. Our nft collections serve several purposes:
1) Public Supporters – fund our research efforts and hardware through a donation model the Chippr Gem collection
2) Classical ML Models– We generate custom data models as NFTs. The automated workflow of data set collection, cleaning, model training produce a resulting trained models which have ownership rights that are available for sale. These models can be used to generate images of the objects they have been trained on. In training two neural networks contest with each other in a game. Given a topic for the set, this technique learns to generate new data with the same statistics as the training set.
3) Quantum ML Models – Quantum enabled classifiers trained on custom data sets. This research is useful in helping shape the future of optimized data models on NISQ machines.