Solana blockchain has made a significant advancement by integrating artificial intelligence (AI) into its infrastructure. The integration was made possible through the ChatGPT plugin developed by Solana Labs, which is now available for download on GitHub. The plugin aims to enhance the understanding of Solana data and protocols, as well as provide insights into Solana’s computing infrastructure and DeFi projects.
The ChatGPT plugin offers various functionalities, including NFT purchases, token transfers, transaction inspections, interpretation of public account data, and the ability to find NFT collections based on their floor price on Solana. Developers believe that incorporating AI models into consumer-oriented apps is crucial in this new paradigm of instructing computers.
To further explore the potential of the intersection between Solana blockchain and AI, the Solana Foundation has increased its grants funding from the initial $1 million pledge to $10 million. The foundation has already received 50 applications for its rolling grants program. Additionally, a three-month-long accelerator program for university students has been launched, attracting numerous projects and contributors. As a result, the AI cohort has already developed an ask Solana U chatbot.
Within the Solana ecosystem, Hivemapper introduced AI Trainers, enabling the conversion of real-world imagery into detailed digital maps. Since its launch, Solana developers claim that 5.7 million AI training reviews have been initiated by protocol contributors, reaching a consensus on 500,000 objects.
This integration of AI into the Solana blockchain and the increased grants funding demonstrate the commitment of Solana Foundation to explore the potential synergies between blockchain technology and artificial intelligence.