A strategy to gain builders, users, and adoption for Medusa is to pitch application ideas that involve Medusa to hackathon participants
Filecoin Hackathons Homepage
ChatGPT browser extension
- Add two buttons to https://chat.openai.com/chat
- “Export to Filecoin” - saves chat history to Filecoin in JSON format
- “List on Medusa” - Encrypts content with medusa and lists for sale on https://demo.medusanet.xyz/
Example user scenario for “Export to Filecoin”
So how I use chatGPT is similar to how I use a search engine. Meaning I have a conversation usually about a single or related topic and I get a lot of information back. When I want to start researching a new topic, I reset the thread in order to reset the context of the chatbot.
I could copy-paste the previous thread in order to save my conversation, but it’s clunky (formatting is messed up and hard to understand later).
The extension would add a button to the page “export to Filecoin”, which saves the conversation in some sort of well-formatted JSON/markdown.
Justification for why it could win a Filecoin-themed hackathon
- Relevance to actual users - I think ChatGPT is one of the fastest growing software products of all time (something like 1mil new users in less than a week). And there’s likely a big overlap with crypto users (early tech adopters)
- Aligns with the Filecoin mission - fill Filecoin with useful data. ChatGPT conversations are clearly very useful/valuable, otherwise the service wouldn’t be offered for free. The training data is valuable to OpenAI
- Decentralized creator economy - potential huge use-case for web3 due to platform/censorship risk
- Built on Filecoin with Medusa - decentralized storage and access control are key to a decentralized information/data economy
Why would people buy/sell ChatGPT conversations?
- Prompting is an art/skill and the ability to prompt will only get more important as the language models get more sophisticated
- ChatGPT won't be free forever and the compute is pretty costly to run at the moment. Let's say I primed the AI by giving it a corpus of 100 research papers in cryptography. That might cost ~$50 ... but I'll sell the output for $0.10
- Why do people buy these AI-generated avatars? They also could create it themselves, but it's actually not that straightforward to accomplish
- Training Data - conversation prompts and answers may be valuable for other companies training language models