If this is the first time you are reading about Alethea AI, you must read this article to learn more about intelligent NFTs (iNFTs) and some of my fun-filled experiences of interacting with the iNFTs in the metaverse. A brief overview of Alethea AI, along with an explainer video, is available in this article by Fast Company.
As someone who has been following the project since its inception, I believe Alethea AI has immense potential to disrupt the NFT space through AI-Driven Intelligent NFTs in the metaverse. The depth of information available in their whitepaper is outstanding, but not everyone wants to make an effort to go through all the details. So, here is everything you need to know, in simple language, to understand the project in 5 mins.
What is An iNFT?
An intelligent NFT (or iNFT) is a Non Fungible Token (NFT) that has undergone training using AI, over time, through real-time interactive conversations. Think of it as a 2D profile pic (PFP) coming to life and being able to perform human-like functions such as reciting stories, having meaningful 1:1 conversations, writing codes, playing online games and much more.
To help you visualise this, below is an example from one of the first series of iNFTs, called The Revenants, released in Oct. These are iNFTs based on historical and cultural icons from throughout human history. Some of the most notable figures include Alan Turing, Mozart, Catherine the Great, Aristotle, Leonardo Da Vinci and Cleopatra.
How Does One Create iNFTs?
Any PFP avatar NFT can be turned into an iNFT after fusing it with a Personality Pod. Consider it as the soul or personality of your avatar (or body), as shown in the image below. Currently, there are 10 NFT collections on Ethereum that one can fuse into an iNFT, including Bored Ape…