OnChain Studios, which operates digital toy company Cryptoys, will introduce an AI (artificial intelligence) chatbot for children to its character NFT.
The AI, named “ChatGuardian,” has parent-customizable filters that allow children to have safe and appropriate conversations with NFT characters. You can log in to the Guardian Control Center provided by Cryptoys and ban conversations on specific keywords or topics.
Cryptoys hopes that the inclusion of ChatGuardian will make the NFT experience more engaging and fun for children as they converse with their digital toys. But we also recognize the uncertainties and concerns that AI brings. It won’t be like the AI doll in the movie Megan.
Children Born in the Age of Blockchain and AI
Will Weinraub, co-founder and CEO of OnChain Studio and Cryptoys, believes that children born in the era of blockchain and AI will not be “faceless robots” like Google Home, He told CoinDesk that he should be able to interact with his favorite characters using IP (intellectual property).
“You get AI features that kids are already familiar with, which they take for granted now, and with their favorite characters,” Weinrove said.
“That’s our big goal, and we can provide it in a secure way. That’s why we built ChatGuardian.”
As AI gets smarter and more advanced, so does ChatGuardian. Cryptoys Chief Experience Officer Alfonso Martinez said in a press release that the company’s priority is to maintain safety standards and provide technology that gives parents peace of mind.
“We believe in the future of AI and its incredible ability to bring our favorite characters to life and allow children to play with them in ways never before possible. It doesn’t matter unless it’s on a secure platform, and that’s what we’re aiming for,” Martinez said.
Developed by OnChain Studios for two years, ChatGuardian will first be introduced in Cryptoys’ “Zoo-FO” collection, a series of NFTs themed around big-eyed kittens, dogs and pandas. It will initially roll out to current Cryptoys users, with a second release to add child-safety features.
a16z raises about 3.2 billion yen from major NFT companies
After raising $23 million in June 2022 from crypto VC giant Andreessen Horowitz (a16z), NFT giant Dapper Labs and toy giant Mattel, Cryptoys Prior to AI development, we have focused on building products and partnerships.
In November, it partnered with Mattel to release products inspired by the company’s Masters of the Universe series. In May, it partnered with Disney to release a Star Wars-themed NFT.
｜Translation: CoinDesk JAPAN
｜Editing: Takayuki Masuda
｜Image: cryptooys website (capture)
｜ Original: Digital Toy Company Cryptoys Integrating Kid-Friendly AI Chatbot Into NFTs