Protocol Overview

Heurist protocol intricately connects various participants, each playing a vital role in maintaining a healthy decentralized ecosystem. These participants include Model Users (Consumers), Miners (Model Hosts), Model Creators, Application Integrators, and Validators.

To ensure economic security and the integrity of data returned from AI models, we will launch a utility token, Heurist Token (HUE). Participants can spend, stake and/or earn HUE based on the rules defined in smart contracts.

Roles in Heurist Ecosystem

Model Users: Users interact with the Heurist protocol to run inference tasks, such as text generation and image generation. They can choose from a variety of hosted AI models and pay for the computational resources on a pay-as-you-go basis.

Miners: Individuals with GPU resources can mine Heurist Token by hosting AI models. They run models on their own hardware and are compensated with user payments and Heurist Token emissions when consumers execute inference tasks. Miners are required to stake a certain amount of tokens as a commitment to providing quality services.

Model Creators: AI model creators drive the vibrancy of Heurist ecosystem. They upload AI models to the model registry of Heurist network and, in return, receive a portion of the payments made by users. This incentivizes creators to develop more advanced models to satisfy user's growing demand.

Application Integrators: Application integrators provide interfaces to end users that use Heurist’s AI models under the hood. Such interfaces might include chatbots, AI agents, and image generation tools hosted as web applications, and might also include SDK that can be integrated in web services. Application integrators earn a fraction of fees in Heurist Token whenever consumers make a payment through the application.

Validators: Validators maintains the integrity and trustworthiness of the Heurist network. They periodically check the correctness of the data produced by miners. If a miner is found to be producing invalid or fake data, their stake is slashed, with a portion awarded to the validator who identified the discrepancy.

Dynamic Resource Allocation

As the network grows, there will be an increasing number of AI models and compute resources (mainly GPUs) joining the network. We use token voting to decide on the allocation of compute resources to every model.

Heurist protocol allocates more powerful GPUs to those models with (1) higher demand (2) high amount of token voting. There can be two ways for an AI model creator to acquire more compute resources, either by encouraging organic usage, or by voting with their own tokens. Token holders are incentivized to vote for higher-quality models with higher demand as they will receive more revenue share from those models.

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