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Solana Becomes the First Layer 1 Blockchain to Integrate AI through ChatGPT | Blockster

source-logo  blockster.com 23 May 2023 13:49, UTC

In a groundbreaking move, the Solana Foundation has announced that the Solana blockchain is now the first-ever Layer 1 blockchain to integrate artificial intelligence (AI) with the ChatGPT plugin, developed by Solana Labs. This integration marks a significant milestone in the decentralized technology space and opens up a world of possibilities for AI-powered applications on the Solana network. Alongside this development, the Solana Foundation has also unveiled an AI accelerator program and a strategic grant program aimed at fostering AI growth and development within the Solana ecosystem.

The ChatGPT plugin, available for download from Github, showcases the immense potential of combining AI capabilities with blockchain technology. Solana Labs, the driving force behind this integration, envisions AI as a means to enhance the understanding and usability of the Solana network.

With the plugin, developers and users can leverage AI models to simplify complex tasks such as buying non-fungible tokens (NFTs), transferring tokens, analyzing transactions, and exploring public account data. Furthermore, the plugin enables users to discover NFT collections based on floor price, offering valuable insights for NFT enthusiasts and collectors.

Anatoly Yakovenko, Solana's co-founder and CEO of Solana Labs, emphasizes the importance of incorporating AI into consumer-oriented applications. He believes that AI represents a paradigm shift in human-computer interaction, paving the way for novel approaches to building user-friendly interfaces.
Yakovenko states, "AI will make Solana more usable and understandable," highlighting the potential for AI to enhance the accessibility & usability of blockchain technology.
Solana's unique attributes, including its high throughput, minimal transaction costs, and user-friendly experience, make it an ideal platform for AI integration. As the blockchain industry enters the Web3 era, Solana is emerging as a hub for AI innovation, attracting a wave of AI-driven activity.

In line with its commitment to promoting AI on the Solana network, the Solana Foundation has increased the funding allocation for its strategic grants program, originally set at $1 million, to an impressive $10 million.

This expanded grants program aims to incentivize the exploration of new use cases for machine learning models interacting with Solana protocols. Already, the program has received 50 applications, demonstrating the strong interest in integrating AI with Solana.

Both new and existing projects are encouraged to apply for these grants, further fueling the growth of AI within the Solana ecosystem.

Additionally, the Solana Foundation has initiated a 3-month accelerator program tailored for university students. This program has attracted numerous applications from ambitious projects and talented contributors, with a dedicated cohort focused on the intersection of blockchain and AI.

One of the early outcomes of this accelerator is the creation of the "ask Solana U" chatbot, designed to assist developers with Solana-related queries and provide easy access to relevant documentation. Another noteworthy project, Solana Audits AI, aims to enhance the security of Solana-based programs through AI-driven auditing mechanisms.

The Solana ecosystem is already witnessing the transformative potential of AI, with several projects embracing AI technology:

Hivemapper introduced AI Trainers to expedite the conversion of real-world imagery into detailed digital maps. This AI-powered solution has garnered tremendous support, with 5.7 million AI training reviews and 500,000 objects achieving consensus.
Context developed AI-powered chatbots catering to Solana and over 30 other Solana ecosystem projects. These chatbots streamline communication and provide valuable assistance to users seeking information about various projects within the ecosystem.
The MarginFi team unveiled the Omni chatbot, which serves as a comprehensive resource for Solana-related inquiries. Covering an extensive range of Solana-based projects, including Meteora, Jupiter, Tensor, Mango Markets, Zeta, Kamino, Lido, Orca, and many more, the Omni chatbot offers users a centralized platform for accessing information and support.

Closing Thoughts

The integration of AI into the Solana ecosystem marks a significant step forward in the convergence of decentralized technologies and artificial intelligence. By harnessing the power of AI, Solana aims to improve user experiences, streamline complex processes, and unlock new possibilities for innovation within the blockchain space.