Alethea launches Fusion to combine NFT, AI characters and games
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Alethea AI launches Fusion, a platform that combines blockchain assets, smart AI characters, and games.
Fusion is a user-generated AI platform that will bring non-fungible tokens (NFTs) to life as iNFTs, which are smart, interactive NFTs. This will enable new types of games, such as intelligence battles between humans and NFT AI characters.
The first NFT community Alethea has partnered with is called Fame Lady Squad, which will be able to merge 10,000 NFTs with distinct, unique and valuable AI personalities, Arif Kahn, CEO of Alethea AI, said in an interview. with GamesBeat.
Fame Lady avatars will no longer be just static images, but will be able to create written content, recite poetry, generate video and music, and interact in real time with their creators, ushering in a new generation of interactive avatars. based on blockchain and assets.
“NFTs don’t need to start and end with JPEGs; they don’t have to be stationary or static,” Kahn said. “Instead, they can be engaging, interactive, and helpful. By integrating these NFTs with cutting-edge AI tools, we give them superpowers to become useful participants in the emerging metaverse.
Fame Lady Squad NFTs will officially be able to merge with Alethea’s collection of Personality Pods, which can be found on OpenSea. Once you merge a Supported Collection and a Personality Module, you create an iNFT that is live on Noah’s Ark, Alethea’s intelligent metaverse.
An iNFT sits in their character carousel, ready to offer AI services. In the future, more NFT collections will be available for Fusion through a selection process that Alethea AI calls the iNFT Launchpad.
Currently, iNFTs are able to offer three AI services that enable content creation and interactivity: Recite, Broadcast and Interact. Recite lets you upload your own audio which the iNFT then lip-syncs to. Broadcast allows you to create a personalized video using the voice of the iNFT. Interact offers the unique experience of being able to converse in real time with the iNFT, asking it questions such as “What’s your favorite metaverse?” to “What is the meaning of life?”.
Future AI services available will include art generation, copy writing and editing, music creation, and interoperability and incorporation into other metaverses.
“It’s incredibly exciting to bring increased utility to the Fame Lady Squad community. The merger marks a historic shift, not only for Aletheans who already hold personality modules, but also for NFT natives and tourists who are engaging with assets like never before. At Alethea, we are proud to be pioneering this paradigm shift and look forward to ushering in a new era of smart NFTs,” said Khan.
As an iNFT on Noah’s Ark, holders will be rewarded with ALI Utility Tokens based on how often other Noah’s Ark visitors interact with said iNFT. Therefore, holders earn in the Noah’s Ark ecosystem based on the popularity of the iNFT. At first, humans will be able to challenge AI characters in intelligence battles, but later iNFTs will be able to challenge iNFTs, Kahn said.
This train-to-earn model is detailed in the Alethea whitepaper. This is the first time that an owner of an NFT can inject artificial intelligence technology into that NFT, creating an entirely new asset.
“At Fame Lady Squad, we aim to empower Web3 artists, creators, and entrepreneurs. Fusion opens up a new opportunity for our community members to increase the utility of their Fame Lady NFTs, allowing them to create a personalized personality for their beloved NFT and to create more content with this asset. We’re thrilled to be one of Fusion’s first launch partners, and we can’t wait to see what our community will create,” said Bored Becky , in a press release.
In June 2021, Alethea AI partnered with Robert Alice and Sotheby’s to auction off a smart NFT dubbed Alice. It grossed $500,000. He also launched a collection of 10,000 “personality pod” NFTs with OpenSea.
A live Fusion demo
The concept of Fusion is that you can pair one NFT with another on the blockchain, resulting in an iNFT superpower, Ahmed Matyana, COO of Alethea AI, said in an interview. Some of the characters in Alethea AI are pre-trained AIs that behave like historical characters such as Cleopatra. You can chat with these characters, which use Alethea AI’s proprietary artificial intelligence technology, such as internal language models. It is geared towards creating characters with personalities. By pairing a familiar character, like Cleopatra, with a personality mod, you can create a new version of that character.
Alethea AI’s Noah’s Ark metaverse is where it performs the merging process. Once you fuse the iNFTs, you can engage in an Intelligence battle, so your character like Alan Turing can have an Intelligence battle with someone like Cleopatra. If your combined personality pod and character win the battle, you can earn rewards. I saw a demo where a Bored Ape character served as a host on Noah’s Ark to walk me through the fusing process.
I chose a gamer personality, then Kahn merged my gamer personality with Alan Turing’s character, resulting in an iNFT. I could also choose the voice of the character. Then my character engaged in a voice-to-text debate with another character.
Our topic of debate was “Do extraterrestrials exist?” So my Alan Turing character took on Kahn in this debate. Kahn disputed one of Turing’s claims saying it was an error of induction. It went on like this for a while, Kahn and Turing engaging in a verbal debate. Kahn showed Turing’s position to be inconsistent and thus he won the intelligence battle, according to the AI judge in the Alethea AI engine.
“It’s a product that will improve over time,” Kahn said. “There is a consistency score which allows the engine to become more robust as more datasets are developed. This language model is trained with iNFTs which are on-chain assets.
Kahn said that as more users enter the ecosystem and take advantage of what the platform produces, the better the company’s data sets.
“When they strengthen the AI, the protocol also becomes stronger,” he said. “Because we provide rewards in a way that is positive for the network. We are moving out of the era of user-generated content and I think we are entering the era of user-generated AI.”
At this time, users create their own AI characters and their own iNFTs. People will interact with these characters. Open AI is starting to push this in a different way with DALL-E, which uses AI to create art. This is something Kahn is also investigating with Alethea AI.
The company has approximately 100 employees and has raised $31.5 million through token sales.
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