• Solana has launched ChatGPT plugin for its users to bridge the gap between AI and blockchain.
• The plugin is intended to make it easier to understand Solana data and protocols, or surface data about Solana’s computing infrastructure and DeFi projects.
• The company has also decided to increase the amount of funds available in an AI-focused strategic grants program from $1 million to up to $10 million.

Solana Launches ChatGPT Plugin

Solana has become the first Layer-1 blockchain to roll out a ChatGPT plugin for its users, developed by Solana Labs. This functionality can be used to purchase NFTs, transfer tokens, inspect transactions, interpret public account data, as well as identify NFT collections by floor price.

AI Accelerator Program

The roll-out of the ChatGPT plugin is accompanied by a strategic grants and accelerator program focused on AI growth and development on the blockchain. This program is intended for university students that are interested in exploring new use cases of machine learning models interacting with Solana protocols in safe and interpretable ways.

Strategic Grant Program

The strategic grant program’s aim is to accelerate the use and integration of AI on Solana. It was initially allocated with $1 million but has now been increased up to $10 million due to high demand from applicants.

New Paradigm for Telling Computers What To Do

ChatGPT enables a natural language interface that make it feel like a shift as when Microsoft Windows and the computer mouse were first introduced; allowing reasonably well-working text-based interfaces that can do complex actions. According to Anatoly Yakovenko, co-founder and CEO of Solana Labs, “every developer building consumer-oriented apps should be thinking about how their app is going to be interacted with through an AI model because this is a new paradigm for telling computers what to do”.

Conclusion

In conclusion, the launch of ChatGPT plugin will help bridge the gap between artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities into their operations while simultaneously providing funds for projects related towards integrating AI into blockchain operations through its accelerator program and grant programs.