The Solana Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to the maintenance and development of the layer-1 Solana blockchain, announced on May 23 that it has integrated artificial intelligence (AI) using a ChatGPT plugin developed by Solana Labs.
According to the developers, the ChatGPT plugin is available for download on GitHub.
It will “make it easier to understand Solana data and protocols, as well as surface data about Solana’s computing infrastructure and DeFi projects.”
The plugin’s capabilities include purchasing nonfungible tokens (NFTs), transferring tickets, inspecting transactions, interpreting public account data, and locating NFT collections on Solana based on their floor price.
“Every developer creating consumer-oriented apps should consider how their app will interact with an AI model, as this is a new paradigm for telling computers what to do,” said Anatoly Yakovenko, co-founder of Solana.
In addition, the Solana Foundation announced a tenfold increase in funding for grants exploring the intersection of the Solana blockchain and artificial intelligence, from $1 million to $10 million.
According to the developers, the rolling grant program has already received fifty applications.
In addition, the Solana Foundation has launched a three-month accelerator program for university students to experiment with blockchain and artificial intelligence.
“The program received hundreds of applications from projects and contributors, and the AI cohort has already resulted in an Ask Solana U chatbot,” developers wrote.
Last month, Hivemapper introduced AI Trainers as part of its ecosystem, which converts real-world imagery into high-quality digital maps with speed limits, warning signs, and other street-related information.
Since then, the Solana developers assert that contributors to the protocol have initiated 5,7 million AI training reviews, with 500,000 objects reaching consensus.