The cornerstone of artificial intelligence (AI) is the ability to make highly competent, humanistic decisions that successfully pass the Turing test . In the last decade, we’ve seen rapid advancement of strong, sophisticated AI machines in a variety of industries; the autonomous
vehicle industry is delivering a new transportation economy; Alphabet’s AlphaGO has toppled the best Go board players in the world; neural networks like IBM Watson learn and process vast amounts of information at unimaginable paces. The peak of artificial intelligence is almost here, but with several limitations: current AI is only developed for a narrow, task-specific domains, is prohibitively resource-intensive, and thus is heavily influenced by and for the interests of a select number of industry leaders. For these reasons Project PAI is developing an open-source blockchain protocol to decentralize AI development for everyone. The foundation for an interoperable AI blockchain starts from the ground up firstly with creating AI for the individual.
This paper presents a utility network coin for using PAI, the world’s first Personal AI (PAI), a 3D intelligent avatar designed to look like you, speak like you, and behave like you in the digital space. A person’s PAI is directly owned and managed by the original user, who can be compensated for deploying their PAI online, creating a new AI economy. The unique, AI blockchain protocol enables the decentralization of PAI and contains many layers: authentication, network, storage, and AI. The PAI Network is a decentralized platform built from the protocol, and acts as an avatar repository and foundation for decentralized applications to use PAI in everyday life. As the AI economy grows, the blockchain protocol will be able to be used for purposes beyond PAI and other general broad-domain AI development. A two-level currency structure maintains a user-friendly and consumer-facing use of PAI in mainstream culture. PAI Coins interact directly with the PAI Network, while credits are used within decentralized applications.