Polygon announced the launch of Polygon Copilot, an AI-driven assistant that promises to help beginners, advanced users, and analysts take their Polygon operations to the next level.
“Whether you’re a serious builder, an enthusiast, or a curious user, Polygon Copilot is an AI-powered interface that unlocks a world of interactions, simply by ‘asking’. Its conversational UI represents a leap in the quality of user experience,” says the company webpage.
Essentially, Polygon built its own assistance, with ChatGPT-4 under the hood, to enable users to ask the system questions that would help them create more value with Polygon.
“Polygon Copilot strives for continuous improvement. To ensure transparency and accuracy, it shares the sources of the information included in its responses. This empowers users to verify the information and delve deeper into the topic.”
The statement above may be the key to the assistant’s success. As many users have noted, ChatGPT may seem to “confidently lie” as it uses natural language to answer a user’s query.
However, it rarely voluntarily provides links to support the information it provides and sometimes would even provide false links when prompted to supply evidence for its claims.
Polygon pins itself as ‘Ethereum 2.0’. The platform claims to address scalability issues within the Ethereum blockchain. In layman’s terms, Polygon takes the principles of Ethereum and uses them to add value to whatever users apply to the Ethereum blockchain.
Let’s say a user creates content, then mints it on the Ethereum blockchain. The user can then use Polygon to add monetary value to it, then Polygon will circulate the data to apply it to the original Ethereum blockchain.
“Our vision for Polygon is simple: to build the Value Layer of the Internet. Just like the Internet allows anyone to create and exchange information, the Value Layer is the fundamental protocol that allows anyone to create, exchange and program value. “
Polygon now aims to help beginners on the platform using their new generative language assistant.
They can now find “guidance on basic building and ecosystem components.” Advanced users may also learn “in-depth knowledge and information about advanced features and functionalities, minting, coding, deploying smart contracts, and building more complex products.”
Even analysts can inquire about accurate data regarding things like NFTs and dApps.
Well, yes. But, also, no. We have a full guide on what Web 3 actually is, and what separates it from previous versions of the internet. But, here’s a rundown on what Web 3 is and how crypto is involved in it.
At first, there was Web 1.0. Essentially, the first version of the internet mainstream users had access to. Users could view information provided by a limited number of websites. Users couldn’t really interact with each other, nor create their own content on the internet.
Then, came Web 2.0. With this evolution came things like mainstream social media platforms, such as Facebook and Twitter.
Users could suddenly create their own content, trade information, and even make money through e-commerce. But, most data on these interactions was saved on localized servers owned by their corresponding platforms.
Now, we have Web 3.0. This stage of evolution promises to address the issues we faced in Web 2.0, i.e., safety, transparency, and lack of ownership over the content/data users created.
Web 3.0 relies on blockchains, a technology that enables users to save data on decentralized data chains, removing corporate access to private data and manipulation.
Blockchains were created alongside the first cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, by Satoshi Nakamoto. Nakamoto’s idea was to break free from the control a handful of corporations have over all the data we both voluntarily and involuntarily put out on the internet.
Applications such as Polygon enable individual entities not only to take control of who has access to their data but also enable them to attach value to any piece of data provided, and with that, using true applications of Web 3.0’s promise of total data ownership.