Solana Labs, the esteemed representative of Solana blockchain’s founders and core contributors, is making a leap into the realm of artificial intelligence with its new ChatGPT plugin. This forthcoming plugin will enable users to leverage OpenAI’s conversational chatbot technology to explore the vast capabilities of the Solana blockchain.
Once the plugin is launched, users will be empowered to perform a wide array of tasks seamlessly through the user-friendly ChatGPT interface. Some notable functionalities include checking wallet balances, initiating token transfers, and even purchasing non-fungible tokens (NFTs). Solana Labs envisions that this integration will significantly enhance user experiences and simplify navigation within the Solana blockchain.
Solana Labs has taken a remarkable step by developing an open-source reference implementation for the ChatGPT plugin, which allows direct interaction between users and the @solana network via ChatGPT. This integration opens up exciting opportunities, granting users the ability to check wallet balances, transfer tokens, and indulge in NFT transactions once the ChatGPT plugins become available. (Source: Solana Labs Twitter, April 25, 2023)
Noah Gundotra, Software Engineer at Solana Labs, emphasized that the plugin securely accesses publicly available code and data. The team’s efforts in this domain aim to establish safe and human-interpretable standards concerning large language models and transaction processing. The beta version of the ChatGPT plugin is currently accessible to developers on Solana Labs’ GitHub account, providing them with an opportunity to test its functionality and provide feedback prior to the official launch in the ChatGPT plugin store.
Moreover, the Solana Foundation recently announced grants totaling $1 million, ranging from $5,000 to $25,000, to foster the development and utilization of AI technologies on the Solana blockchain. This initiative highlights Solana Labs’ commitment to establishing new protocol standards that enable ChatGPT to seamlessly interact with on-chain programs, thus ensuring enhanced safety and interpretability. Gundotra stated that additional resources will be made available to consumers and developers, aiding their understanding of the plugin’s intricate details.
The recent announcement of the ChatGPT plugin may have positively impacted the price of Solana’s native token, SOL. According to Coinmarketcap data, SOL experienced a 7% surge in the past 24 hours, reaching a trading value of $22.61.
While Solana joins the ranks of companies integrating AI technology with blockchain, such as Fetch.ai, Ocean Protocol, Chainalysis, and Forta Network, Solana Labs claims to be the first prominent layer-1 chain to embrace this level of functionality. Gundotra affirms that by providing ChatGPT as an illustrative plugin, users can harness Solana’s rich data and protocols for researching NFTs, exploring data related to Solana’s computing infrastructure (RPC nodes), and discovering DeFi projects. Solana Labs’ innovative approach ensures that ChatGPT can guide users toward Solana when relevant.