Will Altered State Machine Be The AI Protocol Of The Future?
Diving Into The Advanced World Of NFT AI
NFT gaming has been a big hit in the NFT sector. It is our belief that the gaming space will be the primary catalyst in bringing crypto mainstream. A big component used in almost every game is artificial intelligence. At EllioTrades, the team is always looking around corners for the next big innovation happening in the NFT sector (with a particular focus on gaming). Today I think I’ve found something.
A very interesting protocol –Altered State Machine– has emerged, and it is set to make waves in this industry. I first learned about this project while browsing Twitter. I’m not exactly sure what made me decide to take the deep dive, but I’m happy that I did. It is now my mission to shine light and provide some insight on this innovative protocol. Are you all ready to accompany me down the rabbit hole into the world of Altered State Machine? If so, let’s proceed...
What Is Altered State Machine?
What if you could create, improve, and own a particular AI agent? I would imagine that it would be a complete game changer. Well, Altered Carbon Machine makes all of this possible.
Altered State Machine is a platform that allows you to create and train AI agents through the use of your NFTs. In a nutshell, it gives you ownership of artificial intelligence IP. Let’s take a look at the whitepaper to see exactly how Altered State Machine works.
The most interesting aspect of the project are the properties that allow you to create and train your AI agent. Each agent consists of:
Brain: This is the core of the NFT. Each brain contains a random set of values known as the Genome aka the personality.
Memories: Memories are retained through experiences and training.
Form: This is the visual representation of your AI agent.
The team released some Infographics in a series of tweets that explains each property.
The team also released information explaining training.
This is particularly innovative because this is the first case we’ve seen where the AI itself is being tokenized in such a novel way. To prove that this is the first of its kind, the company even has a patent pending.
It’s possible for the AI agents to be owned either individually or jointly. If you’re getting iRobot vibes, you aren’t alone.
Let’s take a look at who’s behind the project.
The team and its advisors are fully doxxed. Judging from the team’s LinkedIn page they seem to have great experience.
The CEO is David McDonald. A look at his LinkedIn profile shows that he has been in the AI industry and crypto space for approximately four years. That may sound like a short length of time, but anyone in the crypto industry knows that four years in crypto is easily seven or eight years in other traditional industries.
The rest of the team also have strong resumés.
The team also states that they have successfully achieved a proof-of-concept with their AIFA Football Game.
“A successful technical PoC of ASM has been completed. It is a simple soccer game where teams of Agents play against each other. The PoC uses the UNITY Game Engine, IPFS file storage, and a demo ML Gym to prove out the ASM technology (and mark an initial patent implementation) in a real-world use case.” - Altered State Machine White Paper
Lastly, the team has partnered with other successful companies within the space such as:
The Altered State Machine’s Economy runs on the $ASTO token. The $ASTO token is a ERC20 token that will be used for:
AI Agent Training
Minting NFTs inside and outside of the ASM universe
Governance (Holders will be able to vote and create proposals in the ASM DAO)
Powerups, skins, and items
There will be a total supply of 2,384,000,000 $ASTO tokens.
Details of how the token is used are below:
The token also has a very reasonable release schedule and allocation.
The token release schedule goes as follows:
Play To Earn: 72 Months
Ecosystem Development: 72 Months
DAO Reserve: 48 Months
Yield Farming & Staking: 48 Months
Founders: 24 Months
Advisors & Partners: 24 Months
Early Contributors: 12 Months
$ASTO owners will earn rewards for using their tokens, and participating in activities. Agent owners will earn rewards for using and growing the ecosystem.
This is one of the most innovative uses of NFTs that I have seen. The team has already proven that the AI works, and I’m sure that we will see their tech integrated into more projects.
These are the types of projects that will help validate the importance and usefulness of NFTs within society.
There’s always the possibility that this project is ahead of its time, and may not be as successful. However, I’m eager to see where this goes.
The team has yet to release a date for their token sale, but I will be monitoring their socials closely.