OpenAI’s ChatGPT to Enable Interactions with Solana Blockchain
Users of the Solana (SOL) blockchain will soon be able to interact with the network through an open-source plugin enabled on OpenAI’s ChatGPT, an artificial intelligence (AI) chatbot. According to a tweet by Solana Labs on April 25, the plugin will allow ChatGPT to check wallet balances, transfer Solana-native tokens, and purchase non-fungible tokens (NFTs) when OpenAI makes plugins available. Solana Labs, the development firm behind the Solana blockchain, is also encouraging developers to test the open-source code to retrieve on-chain data that they may be interested in. However, the company did not mention whether the plugin would be launched when OpenAI makes the plugin feature available to all.
AI and the Solana Blockchain
The new ChatGPT plugins work by retrieving information from online sources and interacting with third-party websites to respond to commands requested by the user. While some users have expressed concern about the development, Solana Labs appears to be placing more focus on AI, having announced on April 25 that it would provide $1 million in funding toward projects that build AI tools on the Solana blockchain. Additionally, the screenshot shared by Solana Labs shows that ChatGPT can retrieve a list of NFTs owned by a particular Solana address, which shares an attached metadata link to the NFT.
Privacy Feature for ChatGPT Users
On the same day, OpenAI announced that ChatGPT users can now “turn off” their chat history, thanks to a new privacy feature. The team announced the rollout of the new feature in an April 25 statement, which was launched to provide users with more control over their data. The conversations started when chat history is disabled won’t be used to train and improve the models, and won’t appear in the history sidebar. The feature can be found in ChatGPT’s settings, which can be changed at any time. Deleted conversations will be retained for 30 days for the purposes of reviewing them to monitor abusive material. Once that is cleared, conversations will be permanently deleted. OpenAI also added in a new “export” option for users to download their data and make more sense of what information ChatGPT stores.
The use of AI and blockchain technologies is becoming increasingly popular. Solana Labs’ latest development, which allows ChatGPT users to interact with the Solana blockchain, is an example of how these technologies can be used together. Meanwhile, OpenAI’s new privacy feature for ChatGPT users provides more control over their data and is a step towards complying with user privacy laws such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
- Solana users will soon be able to interact with the network through an open-source plugin enabled on OpenAI’s ChatGPT
- The plugin will allow ChatGPT to check wallet balances, transfer Solana-native tokens, and purchase NFTs when OpenAI makes plugins available
- Solana Labs is encouraging developers to test the open-source code to retrieve on-chain data
- OpenAI has announced that ChatGPT users can now “turn off” their chat history thanks to a new privacy feature
- OpenAI is also providing a new “export” option for users to download their data
- The use of AI and blockchain technologies is becoming increasingly popular