AI avatars launch on Polygon as CharacterGPT brings NPCs to life
AI NFTs that can be trained to respond like real people are coming to Polygon
Alethea AI and Polygon Labs are jumping on the AI hype with the launch of an AI-powered NFT project that allows users to create NFT avatars through text-based prompts similar to OpenAi’s Dall-E image generator.
The project plans to allow “anyone to rapidly create, train and trade AI Characters as NFTs on Polygon.” CharacterGPT, created by Alethea AI, claims to go “beyond traditional text-to-image engines like Open AI’s Dall-E 2… to generate fully interactive and intelligent AI characters with a single-line prompt in natural language.” An example of the creation process is shown in the video below.
The NFTs can be minted at mycharacter.ai via the Polygon dApp from Alethea AI. To launch the dApp, a digital version of Polygon co-founder, Sandeep Nailwal, was made into a 1/1 NFT “AI Collectible [which] is modeled on his writings, public statements, and interviews.”
The gold checkmark alongside the AI collectible represents validation that the NFT was created with his permission. To manage this process, Alethea leverages “AI Protocol: a property rights and ownership layer for Generative AI that is now live on Polygon.”
Talking about the project, Nailwal commented,
“I have seen firsthand how Alethea AI has developed this technology over the last few years and through their CharacterGPT AI engine…We are excited to continue supporting Alethea as it builds on Polygon and to bring the power and potential of generative AI to the thriving ecosystem.”
Ahmad Matyana, the COO of Alethea AI, offered some examples of the potential use cases for the new technology as “users can now create interactive, intelligent characters that could serve as their AI companions, digital guides or as NPCs in games.”
The company also hopes that public figures will use the AI engine to create “digital twins’ of themselves “to serve as digital companions for their fans.” As the assets can be trained, the digital assets could also be used in the metaverse, games, museums, sports stadiums, and other real-world locations to interact with users and act as virtual guides.