The Solana Foundationa non-profit organization dedicated to the maintenance and development of the Solana layer 1 blockchain, announced that it integrated an Artificial Intelligence (AI) solution through a ChatGPT chatbot plugin developed by Solana Labs.
In addition, he announced the launch of a program AI accelerator for college students and a strategic grant program to accelerate the use and integration of AI at Solana.
As explained by the developersthe ChatGPT plugin is available for download from GitHub and will “make it easier to understand Solana’s data and protocols, or surface data about Solana’s computing infrastructure and DeFi projects.”
“The plugin can be used to buy NFTs, transfer ‘tokens’, inspect transactions, interpret public account data, and find NFT collections for the lowest price,” they remarked.
Anatoly Yakovenkoco-founder of Solana and CEO of Solana Labs, assured that the AI will make Solana “more usable and understandable.” “Any developer building consumer-facing apps should think about how their app is going to be interacted with through an AI model, because it’s a new paradigm for telling computers what to do,” he added.
“Solana’s main features – fast performance, near-zero cost and ease of use – allow AI models to interact seamlessly and efficiently on the network. Although it is only in its early stages, Solana has become the center of a wave of AI activity that is taking place on the Web3”they added from the Foundation.
Solana: how the news impacts its price
Solana’s announcement did not have much impact on his token, which fell 4.5%, in line with the trend shown by the main cryptocurrencies on Wednesday.
The Solana Foundation also announced that increased the amount available in an initially announced $1 million AI-focused strategic grant program to $10 million. The grant program, they explained, aims to encourage the ecosystem to explore new use cases of machine learning models that interact with Solana protocols in a secure and interpretable way and has already received 50 applications.
They also recalled that launched a 3-month accelerator program for college students that features an “entire cohort dedicated to experimenting with blockchain and AI.”
“The program received hundreds of requests from projects and contributors, and the AI cohort has already spawned an Ask Solana U chatbot, which answers questions about Solana development and helps find the right Solana documentation, as well as Solana Audits AI, which is designed to improve the security of Solana-based programs.” indicated.
Within its ecosystem, the Solana Foundation highlighted different initiatives like AI Trainers by Hivemappers, which seeks to accelerate its AI’s ability to turn real-world images into high-quality, detailed digital maps.