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Aug 31, 2021 Blog posts

immutable.js, concurrent-safe data structures

Concurrent programming is one the oldest and hardest issues in the Computer Science Book. For years, we have been using locks, big threads sharing the minimum, using optimistic reasoning for "how data will be updated". And we are still stuck with the same issues of some part of the code "failing" to use the updated object, dead and soft locks with hard-to-see origins, and many many crashes.

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Aug 31, 2021 Blog posts

Why Blockchain is Not Yet Working - 2021

The article Why Blockchain Is Not Yet Working goes over six points - for most of these points, research papers exist. For some of them test networks exist. Only one or two are solved in active main networks.

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Apr 8, 2021 Blog posts

A Journey With Predikon (3/3)

On the 7th of March, the Swiss population voted on a ban for full face coverings, the e-ID Act, and an economic partnership agreement with Indonesia. As with all Swiss referendums since 2019, the EPFL election prediction tool Predikon generated real-time predictions for the vote outcomes.

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Mar 2, 2021 Blog posts

A Journey With Predikon (2/3)

On March 7, the next Swiss referendum vote will be held, with votes on a ban for full face coverings, the e-ID Act, and the economic partnership agreement with Indonesia. As this national vote approaches, the EPFL election prediction tool, Predikon, is rolling out some improvements with new features.

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Jan 25, 2021 Blog posts

A Journey With Predikon (1/3)

While votes seem to yield increasingly surprising results, such as the election of Donald Trump in 2016 or the Brexit vote in the UK defying pre-vote polls and initial vote counting predictions, Swiss vote results are swiftly being predicted by Predikon. We will follow the evolution of the project until the next vote, which will take place on March 7th. An article every month will enable you to observe the evolution of the project, (almost) live, accompanying Victor Kristof in the improvement of Predikon.

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