Challenges and Opportunities
Current state of global computing infrastructure
Fragmented market, controlled by a few big players
Large infrastructure providers dominate by locking users into their computing and data silos. Private data is controlled by vendors and cloud providers. Raw data from IoT arrays is locked into proprietary cloud infrastructures.
Cutting-edge AI and ML is not affordable for most except largest corporations
Individuals, researchers and SMEs cannot afford computing resources needed to develop and apply new technologies — further widening the gap between the big players and everybody else.
A wealth of latent computing resources distributed across edge devices lies dormant and underused
Huge amounts of unused computing power and data are scattered hidden in private computers, mobile phones, wearables and other private devices.
The estimated computing power of devices owned by private individuals and distributed over the world exceeds the fastest supercomputers by many orders of magnitude.
The building blocks of a global, decentralized computing and data economy are in place today. NuNet cements these building blocks together into a new co-operative market, bringing unprecedented social and economic value accessible to all.
A flexible, decentralized computational universe
Mobile computational processes
NuNet can send AI algorithms and computational workflows (both open-source and proprietary) to appropriate hardware near data sources to process private data securely.
Enables owners of computational hardware, AI and software developers, data controllers and user communities to interact directly.
Powered by multi-token microtransactions on blockchain, NuNet will enable algorithms to compensate hardware costs and data sources, nurturing a vibrant machine economy connecting devices, algorithms and data.
NuNet will transform the multi-billion cloud computing industry, by enabling AI agents and software components to search the network for the most fitting hardware resources to run on.
Value for all stakeholders
Share your spare computing resources – for beneficial causes, or to earn tokens
Individuals and organizations can register their spare computing capacities on NuNet, allowing other platform users to find them and use them. Resource-providers can customise usage conditions.
Owners of mobile phones, personal computers, IoT devices and private and public cloud infrastructures.
Share a database or a stream of data – for beneficial causes, or to earn tokens
Individuals and organizations register data sources to NuNet, letting other users find and use them in an encrypted and revocable manner, ensuring data provenance and privacy aligns with user preferences.
Instead of large corporations using your data, imagine sharing it in a safe and encrypted environment, with your full revocable consent, and being paid for it.
Enable seamless execution of your code on NuNet, opening it for broad usage and compensation in tokens
Developers and organizations can register their services (AI, data science or ML workflows) to NuNet, and run them on devices provided by compute providers, using data provided by data providers, and discovered and used by NuNet platform consumers.
Imagine a new state-of-the-art open-source AI algorithm being immediately picked and integrated into thousands of production workflows running in parallel on a global platform.
Run any complex or heavy-duty workflow on NuNet, use permissioned data
Individuals and organizations can access AI, ML, data, or hardware services, and reap the results of their business logic executed on NuNet. The task description API takes their requests, and the process validation and result description APIs deliver their results to them. Payment gateways and aggregators provide smart contracts and settle financial or crypto transactions between consumers, providers and operators.
Imagine to be able to define any business logic or task to be sent to state-of-the-art AI algorithms on NuNet, backed by permissioned data and best available hardware.
Integrate any decentralized computing platform, storage solution, data sharing framework and AI marketplace
NuNet is an open ecosystem of competitive cooperation between integrated frameworks – a marketplace of marketplaces. Due to its openness, such cooperation would self-organize towards the best technologies and services providing best social and economic value for individual and business consumers.
NuNet’s Technology & Economy
Powerful API of APIs integrating world's computing resources into a single network.
NuNet brings parallel computing networks and infrastructures together in a parallel network tied together by portable lightweight adapters and network operations agents. Computational agents use adapters as a low-level API to engage in computational reflection, context awareness, and flexible mobile value exchange between distributed processes and hardware devices.
Providing decentralised optimised computing power and storage for distributed computing platforms
NuNet has technical and business layers above its physical computing infrastructure, and below distributed computing and data frameworks, such as SingularityNET, members of the Decentralized AI Alliance and others. NuNet’s open nature allows it to implement the many existing technological solutions offered by general computing, AI, cryptography, blockchain and other domains. Ultimately, our core goal is to provide decentralized optimized computing power and storage resources to make any computing platform or process distributed.
A vibrant community of stakeholders
NuNet Foundation will organize and build a decentralized governance structure, to ensure the development and use of the network is sustainable, democratic and beneficial for all. Minor technical decisions – depending on the case – will be made by the Foundation, partners or the pool of owners of network operations agents. The Foundation will own the initial set of network operations agents, so this distinction may be refined during the network’s first years of operation. The Foundation and partners will also elect a Technical Council which may include representatives of owners of network operations agents, community members and users. Critical decisions will involve direct community and token holder polls. The community of token holders will have the right to organize a Supervisory Council for the advice and representation in the Foundation’s decisions.
Enabling token exchanges and micro-payments between stakeholders, individual processes and hardware devices
NuNet tokenomics provides an economic layer on top of the technical implementation of the platform. This layer is necessary for sustainable development and operation of the decentralized ecosystem.
Via NuNet tokenomics, compute providers will compete to provide cost-efficient and reliable computing to execute computational processes that the AI services request. AI service providers will compete to provide efficient and precise algorithms and AI engines. Data providers will compete to supply the best quality and most reliable data to the AI algorithms.
Secure networking via NuNet Adapters
NuNet adapters enable each NuNet-enabled hardware device to communicate with the rest of the network. Adapters provide secure networking between private hardware devices and computing processes (e.g. SingularityNET AI Services), allow for computational resource owners to be directly paid by their customers, and for individual users with computational needs to communicate and pay tokens directly to other members of the network.
NuNet overlays the computational network with a payments network that enables collaboration between owners of computing resources, decentralized computing platforms and marketplaces. Computing processes communicate only via adapters, providing heightened security and privacy guarantees to each constituent.
Everything you need to know
The NuNet protocol enables a global economy of decentralized computing. NuNet lets anyone create, share and monetize computing resources at scale. As NuNet launches for the public, it will contribute to a decentralized, global economy for the benefit of all.