How AI Fuels MetaBlox’s Web3 Vision
The hype around ChatGPT–a revolutionary new chatbot–has illustrated that the AI revolution is fast approaching, if not already here.
This article will outline the latest developments in AI demonstrated by ChatGPT, and how the AI revolution is helping MetaBlox build decentralized Web3 infrastructure such as its decentralized network access protocol and OpenRoaming Network.
ChatGPT and the State of AI Today
ChatGPT was created by OpenAI, an artificial intelligence development lab and research program aimed at putting out AI products that benefit humanity. The ChatGPT bot operates via a simple messaging interface where the user types prompts.
Besides holding sophisticated conversations with the user, ChatGPT can write knowledgeably about nearly anything, and in just about any format–from academic essays to poems, scripts, and even computer programs. The tool writes responses in real-time, with outputs coming as fast as, if not faster than a human typist.
This groundbreaking AI tool is able to write authoritatively on virtually any topic because it has ‘learned’ a huge internet dataset of more than 300 billion words from which it draws when replying to a prompt.
With the help of this learning material, the bot produces language probabilistically, based on what the most likely next word in a sequence is according to the vast training data. When producing outputs in a given case, the bot also learns by remembering previous inputs.
Gateway to the Future
ChatGPT holds the potential of changing the way businesses operate, as it brings an array of use cases in terms of content creation, customer service, and even engineering.
MetaBlox and other Web3 projects are also looking to incorporate the latest computing technologies in their efforts to deploy decentralized network infrastructure. Therefore, developments in AI have also created revolutionary opportunities for improving the internet’s infrastructure–that is, how we connect to and share data over the internet.
These technologies will help realize the vision of Web3–a more decentralized, democratic internet where users themselves can profit while protecting their data and traveling across new AR and VR spaces.
Web3 OpenRoaming and AI
The AI technology outlined above will have important consequences for Web3 tools currently being developed to make the internet more decentralized and democratic.
For instance, MetaBlox is deploying a global WiFi OpenRoaming network built on a decentralized network protocol (MetaBlox Protocol). OpenRoaming networks actually ‘combine’ many smaller networks connected to by various routers so that users don’t have to log in separately at each one.
This technology thus allows internet users to log in to one network once and subsequently enjoy automatic connections at all other networks integrated into the given OpenRoaming system.
How AI Fuels OpenRoaming
Artificial intelligence aids the seamless delivery of Wifi OpenRoaming because AI algorithms help devices select which router or network to connect to the internet through based on proximity, network strength, security, etc.
Before OpenRoaming, connections to a new network were made by logging in at a WiFi Passpoint landing page or by going into your device’s network settings. But as mentioned, OpenRoaming enables automatic connection switching between networks, even those you haven’t manually logged into before.
Thus the AI tools which select which available network to connect to will become all the more important as WiFi infrastructure transitions from Passpoint to OpenRoaming, because OpenRoaming makes many more networks automatically available to devices.
This type of automatic, universal WiFi connectivity described above will aid Web3 deployment by offering the network coverage required by Metaverse and AR platforms, which require users to move through space and often travel outside of the home.
Web3 Network Protocol and AI
For users to connect to WiFi OpenRoaming, MetaBlox Protocol employs an authentication mechanism based on Decentralized IDs (or DID), which are exported to the blockchain in order to connect to WiFi.
Anyone can generate a DID for free on the MetaBlox app, which also displays MetaBlox OpenRoaming access points in the user’s area.
This connection method therefore verifies user credentials in a decentralized way, as the network’s routers are miners which check DIDs using the open-ledger blockchain method, and since DIDs are not stored in any central database but accessed only by the user’s private key.
The DID-based protocol also enables automatic verifications based on proximity to the given verifying machine. This seamless process allows for cellular-style WiFi roaming where users don’t have to enter any login information at passpoints but rather stay connected whenever they are within range.
Since MetaBlox OpenRoaming Network’s routers are miners, they issue $MBLX tokens as they establish internet connections, and the more connections they establish, the more tokens they issue.
There are two main ways of collecting $MBLX: with the MetaBlox NFT or through on your personal device through the MetaBlox app. Each NFT is pegged to a router, so the holder receives all the tokens it issues over time, offering a source of ongoing passive rewards.
Future Tokenization Opportunities
While users can already claim ongoing $MBLX rewards for connecting to WiFi, the protocol gives developers and businesses valuable tools for attracting new users and customers. This is because the DID-based authentication mechanism can be used for internet logins as well as any other type of credential-verification process.
For instance, MetaBlox’s DID-based protocol could even be used in liquor stores to prove customers’ ages so they can buy liquor, and a machine could conduct this verification simply by checking the DID on their phones. Tokenization could be incorporated here by rewarding the most loyal customers–those who have verified their proof-of-age DID the most at the given location.
Alternatively, apps can incorporate the protocol in order to reward users with mining profits for other DID-related actions. Users could be rewarded simply for logging in with their DID or for verifying other users’ DIDs, since these on-chain actions require hashing work typically associated with token generation.
The DID-based token generation model could also be used for actions in gaming apps, where tokens from DID-verifications can be issued to players who win battles, for instance.
AI, Tokenization, and Web3
The tokenization models enabled by MetaBlox Protocol represent a vast opportunity for developers looking to attract new users.
Web3 will bring an explosion of new decentralized apps that use blockchain-based credentials, and projects will be looking for ways to increase their engineering efficiency in order to capitalize the most on the development boom. One way to do this is through AI, which can now write their own computer programming code.
For instance, ChatGPT can fetch data on existing programs in order to write its own new ones. The tool has enough data to write website code, emulate other systems, and more, which will help developers keep up with the pace of innovation during Web3.
MetaBlox’s OpenRoaming Network and user authentication Protocol will form the foundation of Web3 while drawing on the latest AI tools.
By using these technologies, developers and everyday internet users will get the most out of the next generation of the web, letting them earn rewards, enjoy universal WiFi connectivity, and verify their credentials in a privacy-protected and decentralized way.
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