What is Project Pai?
Project Pai is a novel cryptocurrency platform dedicated to the development of “intelligent avatars” that are made from the digital profiles of users’ online behaviors. The team refers to this as Personal Artificial Intelligence, or PAI. The project is founded on the belief that everyone should be able to have their own digital avatar that speaks, thinks and acts just like their real self. In addition Project Pai seeks to develop a blockchain protocol to enable a decentralized AI economy while promoting personal artificial intelligence technology that runs on its own blockchain. DApp developers can create products and services that will benefit the PAI ecosystem and its users. PAI Coin Core is the name of the open-source software which allows for the use of this currency.
History of Project Pai
Project Pai was founded by Nikhil Jain and Adam Zheng in 2018. Based in the Cayman Islands, its team is comprised of several experienced blockchain engineers, architects and developers, with plans to soon open up its GitHub repository for public participation. In addition, several other individuals and enterprises are helping to bring Project PAI to fruition, including the personal AI development company ObEN, which is contributing resources to the development of the PAI blockchain protocol. Its full-stack AI is being used to create realistic, intelligent 3D avatars with technology that guides speech, computer vision, AI animation and natural language processing. Project Pai and PAI Coin (PAI) opened for trading on July 6th, 2018.
How Project Pai Works
A PAI is a network-verified 3D AI avatar that looks, talks and acts like its owner, representing that person in the online digital world. Project Pai uses its blockchain to encrypt user identity whenever the user or its avatar goes online. PAIs are created using advanced AI technology and are capable of learning from previous interactions. The PAI blockchain itself is an open protocol with the goal of hosting and promoting several different types of artificial intelligence products and services. It uses the system native PAI coin as the universal currency for purchase of products offered by the Pai Project team and developers making use of its platform.
Why Project Pai?
As a blockchain-based platform, Project Pai is incredibly unique. It does not focus on the digital currency aspect so much as being a platform for the development of AI technology; specifically to how it can be used to deploy and manage personal, “intelligent” avatars. Some of the ways in which these avatars can be used include:
- Virtual assistant. A PAI can perform tasks on behalf of its user so their concentration can be used elsewhere.
- Healthcare. A PAI can act as a medium between patient/doctor relationships and actually represent their user in the healthcare space.
- Social networking. A PAI can offer more ways for a user to express themselves than are currently allowed for by social networks, even allowing them to be present in conversations when the user is not.
- Entertainment. A PAI can empower celebrity and branded experiences to exist in situations where previously they could not.