- Open-source plugin allows AI chatbot to fetch Solana blockchain data.
- Users will be able to check wallet balances, transfer tokens, and purchase NFTs.
Solana’s AI-Driven Access to Blockchain Data
Solana users will soon have the opportunity to interact with the network via an open-source plugin designed for OpenAI’s artificial intelligence (AI) chatbot, ChatGPT.
According to an April 25 tweet by Solana Labs, the development firm behind the Solana blockchain, the plugin will enable ChatGPT to check wallet balances, transfer Solana-native tokens, and purchase non-fungible tokens (NFTs) once OpenAI makes plugins more widely available.
(1/2) Solana Labs has created an open-source reference implementation for a ChatGPT plugin that lets users interact with the @solana network directly from ChatGPT.
Users will be able to check wallet balances, transfer tokens, and purchase NFTs once ChatGPT plugins are available. pic.twitter.com/08z1IX76zJ
— Solana Labs (@solanalabs) April 25, 2023
Developers are encouraged to test the open-source code to retrieve on-chain data that may be of interest. Solana Labs shared a screenshot demonstrating that ChatGPT can fetch a list of NFTs owned by a particular Solana address and display an attached metadata link to the NFT, presumably sourced from Solana Labs’ block explorer. The launch date for the plugin has not been announced.
Enhanced Privacy Features for ChatGPT
On the same day, OpenAI announced a new privacy feature enabling ChatGPT users to “turn off” their chat history. This update was introduced to provide users with more control over their data. Conversations started when chat history is disabled will not be used to train and improve AI models and will not appear in the history sidebar. Users can find this feature in ChatGPT’s settings, which can be adjusted at any time.
— Solana (@solana) April 25, 2023
Deleted conversations will be retained for 30 days for the purpose of reviewing them to monitor abusive material. Once cleared, conversations will be permanently deleted. Additionally, OpenAI has included a new “export” option for users to download their data and better understand the information stored by ChatGPT.
This privacy feature comes after Italy became the first European country to ban ChatGPT until it complies with the European Union’s user privacy laws under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).