Solana Labs has announced an open-source plugin for OpenAI’s ChatGPT, enabling users to interact with the Solana network more efficiently. The plugin will allow ChatGPT to check wallet balances, transfer Solana-native tokens, and purchase non-fungible tokens (NFTs) once OpenAI makes plugins more widely available, according to an April 25 tweet by Solana Labs.
(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
The development firm behind the Solana blockchain is encouraging developers to experiment with the open-source code for retrieving on-chain data. A shared screenshot by Solana Labs reveals ChatGPT’s ability to fetch a list of NFTs owned by a specific Solana address, including an attached metadata link to the NFT.
However, it remains unclear if Solana Labs will launch the plugin when OpenAI makes the plugin feature accessible to all. The ChatGPT plugins work by retrieving information from online sources and interacting with third-party websites to respond to user requests.
Despite the announcement, some Twitter users expressed concerns, urging Solana to focus on developing a functional block explorer and questioning the plugin’s benefits to the ecosystem.
In addition to the plugin, Solana Labs is shifting its focus towards AI, announcing on April 25 a $1 million funding initiative for projects building AI tools on Solana.
— Solana (@solana) April 25, 2023
On the same day, OpenAI introduced a new privacy feature for ChatGPT users, allowing them to “turn off” their chat history. OpenAI aims to provide users with more control over their data, stating that disabled chat history will not be used to train and improve models and won’t appear in the history sidebar.