With the testnet launched and hundreds of community testnet wallets holding test tokens, the time has come to introduce some features in more detail!
At this point, the story of the MATRIX AI Network’s relationship with AI technology is old hat. Yet, it bears repeating as AI is the very reason the MATRIX AI Network exists at all.
The MATRIX team believes that artificial intelligence is bound to replace much of the work currently being conducted by the human mind. This, truth be told, is not an uncommon belief. However, debate surrounds the issue of interaction. How will people interact with AI? What form will this relationship take? The MATRIX team posits that the answer to these questions lies in blockchain technology.
Some eagle-eyed members of the MATRIX community have noticed certain interesting quirks in the MATRIX Blockchain Browser . Why do certain transactions display 0 MAN? Is this some kind of bug? What are all these valueless transactions?
As it turns out, these 0 MAN transactions are artifacts indicating the presence of automated transactions; some initiated by the MATRIX AI Server.
The MATRIX AI Server
The MATRIX AI Server supports several different services including the MATRIX AI Pose Detection and the MATRIX AI Object Detection. Other services will be added and tested in the coming weeks.
MATRIX AI Pose Detection is trained to recognize and mark the human form in static pictures. MATRIX AI Object Detection, on the other hand, is trained to identify and differentiate objects while providing a measure of statistical similarity. Both share their roots in Dr. Steve Deng’s award-winning deep-learning-based image detection research.
Anyone with an active MATRIX testnet wallet and test tokens can immediately start uploading their own pictures to the MATRIX AI-server. The process to do so is no more difficult than that of a regular transaction. This is largely due to the fact that MATRIX AI Network transactions support ipfs — which essentially means that users can upload media including pictures and videos.
How to Use to MATRIX AI Server
① Step One
Click the “Send Offline” tab in the MATRIX AI Network Testnet Wallet interface.
② Step Two
Enter a receiving wallet address. You can either add a new address or select one that you’ve previously used. All addresses can be assigned a nickname. You can write any address so long as it is properly formatted. Why not try swapping addresses with other MATRIX community members?
③ Step Three
Input the value of your transaction. In other words, how many tokens do you want to send in this transaction?
④ Step Four
Select the appropriate format for your transaction from the dropdown list. Choose Format 4 to initiate a MATRIX AI Pose Detection transaction. Choose Format 5 for a MATRIX AI Object Detection transaction.
⑤ Step Five
Click “Browse…” to upload an image. You can try a variety of different pictures to trip up the system. Pushing the testnet to its limits is highly encouraged!
⑥ Step Six
After uploading your picture, select your wallet Keystore/JSON file and enter your password to unlock your wallet. If you do not have a Keystore/JSON file, you need to first create a MATRIX testnet wallet.
⑦ Step Seven
Click “Generate Transaction.”
⑧ Step Eight
Click “Send Transaction.”
⑨ Step Nine
Confirm your transaction by clicking “Yes, I am sure! Make transaction.”
⑩ Step Ten
Though this step is optional, it is recommended for you to save your TX Hash. You can use your TX Hash to lookup the status of your transaction in the “Check TX Status” tab. Please note that you may have to wait several minutes for the AI-Server to process your image.
That’s it! Both the MATRIX AI Pose Detection and Object Detection services are implemented by a separate automatically triggered transaction. When viewing the transaction data in the MATRIX Blockchain Browser , you’ll notice the two transactions in near succession. Note that the “From” address of your original transaction is also the “To” address in the automatically triggered AI-Server transaction. This indicates that, after processing your uploaded image, the MATRIX AI-Server returns the results to the original sender.
Because the MATRIX AI Network supports ipfs transactions, you’ll be able to directly view your original image and the AI-Server processed results by clicking the specific, relevant transaction. If you have issues viewing the image, please make sure to click HTML at the bottom of the transaction page.
BEFORE MATRIX AI OBJECT DETECTION
AFTER MATRIX AI OBJECT DETECTION
BEFORE MATRIX AI AI POSE DETECTION
AFTER MATRIX AI AI POSE DETECTION
A Little Competition
Those of you who have already received your test tokens can immediately start testing the MATRIX AI Server. We encourage all test token holders to send as many transactions as possible. Try your best to stump the system! Where do the limits of AI lie? What happens if you upload a picture of a picture of your face?
So, consider this a call to action! Share your best AI-processed photos in our telegram group or on Twitter using the hashtag #MATRIXAI. Any particularly good, bad or ugly examples will be eligible for small rewards. Let’s say up to 50 MAN per picture. The MATRIX team will pick 1 winner per day. For 10 days. Starting Tuesday, the 16th of October! Both MATRIX AI Pose Detection and Object Detection pictures are eligible. No number limit on submissions.
For those of you who have not yet requested tokens, it isn’t too late! Simply open a testnet wallet account and send your testnet wallet address to email@example.com with the message “I would like to apply for test coins. Here is my MATRIX test wallet address: xxx.” For full instructions on how to apply, please click here .
The MATRIX team will be introducing more and more testnet features in the coming weeks. Some are already accessible if you look hard enough.