As part of Stage 3 Roadmap, We have the AIRTIST (aka, MANART) as an ecosystem project to be delivered. In order for the Community to understand what it is and why it is so important, below is an article providing insightful information to all.
Please read this in connection with other articles at https://www.matrix.io/blog/AIRTIST_and_MAN_110.html, and https://www.matrix.io/blog/Matrix_Ecosystem_Naming_Competition_101.html
For centuries, humans have created arts to convey their imaginations. New technologies and artificial intelligence (AI), in particular, are dynamic in transforming the creative industry. AI-enabled software programs are rapidly contributing to sectors such as science, architecture, arts, and much more.
The recent Christie’s auction on the generative adversarial network (GAN)-based portrait of Edmond has reengineered the contemporary perception of AI-based arts. AI is giving rise to a new universe of digital arts beyond human creativityand imagination. An AI-based art is beneficial to artists and the entire creative sector because it can allow creators to think in new directions.
For example, deep neural networks (DNNs) can create new software that resembles an AI artist from famous contemporary or deceased painters such as Pablo Picasso and Van Gogh by leveraging datasets from their existing art pieces. Paintings, music, and poetry are genres of arts that can take advantage of these AI based technologies. The digital artworks generated by these robotic software artists can probably help us understand specific themes and concepts that some of these greatest artists could create during their lifetime.
However, despite the novelty of AI-based arts, provenance and authenticity remain key challenges facing the creative industry. Even today, provenance and authenticity of digital arts have largely been handled by centralised entities(middlemen) such as individual experts or institutions like online marketplaces and auction houses.
At AIRTIST, we believe that Blockchain is a vital solution to address provenance, authenticity, and ownership problems in the digital art space. Blockchain has already made its presence felt across various industries, and the creative industry is no exception.
With distributed ledger technology (DLT), the digital arts sector can now tackle many issues related to transparency, ownership, intellectual property (IP) rights, and forgery. AIRTIST is a Blockchain-powered AI-based art platform. The platform will enable users to create their own digitalartists and artworks with AI tools by leveraging GAN and deep neural networks.
Once users have created their own digital artists and artworks, they can then mint them on the Blockchain. The platform leverages non-fungible tokens (NFTs), which can represent both the robotic artist in the format of software codes as well as the digital artworks created by these software artists.Because each NFT represents the software artist or individualdigital artwork with the creator’s signature on the ledger, any user within the AIRTIST ecosystem can easily track the asset to determine its authenticity and ownership information.
AIRTIST will be developed atop two Blockchains: MATRIX and Ethereum. As an AI-focussed Blockchain, MATRIX can significantly boost transaction speeds during training of deep neural networks with decentralised processing and offercompatibility with the interplanetary file system (IPFS) protocol as an essential storage component for NFTs.
On the other hand, most NFTs use either ERC-721 or ERC-1155 token formats, which are Ethereum standards. Ethereum Blockchain is the most popular blockchain that allows digital asset creators and owners to create and monetise their NFTs in a transparent, secure, and immutable manner with its smart contract capabilities. As such, AIRTIST will use the Ethereum network mainly for monetisation purposes for minting and trading of NFTs.
To create an open and incentivised ecosystem, AIRTIST will leverage its own MAIN coin as a native token. MAIN is an ERC-20-based utility token that provides governance mechanisms and incentivises positive behaviours among participants on the AIRTIST network.
Our mission is to democratise the digital art landscape, allowing both experienced and novice participants in digital art to create and monetise their investments.