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Microsoft and Aptos Labs Announce AI-Blockchain Partnership

Microsoft Aptos Labs Collaboration AI Blockchain
By Nicolo Finazzi
Nicolo Finazzi

2 Min

August 10, 2023
  • Microsoft and Aptos Labs join forces to integrate AI and blockchain for Web3 applications.
  • The collaboration introduces "Aptos Assistant," an AI-powered chatbot to simplify Web3 onboarding.
  • The partnership aims to enhance transparency, trust, and adoption in AI-driven blockchain solutions.

Microsoft is joining forces with Aptos Labs, a prominent developer of layer 1 blockchain technology. The significant collaboration aims to exploit the combination of artificial intelligence with the expanding Web3 and Blockchain ecosystems. The partnership will boost transparency, trust, and adoption in AI-driven blockchain applications.

Aptos Labs is known for its advanced Move programming language and the Aptos blockchain. In the deal, they will leverage Microsoft's AI capabilities through the Azure OpenAI Service. One of the focal points is the introduction of "Aptos Assistant", an AI-powered chatbot designed to simplify Web3 onboarding. The user-friendly assistant will provide answers to queries regarding the Aptos blockchain. It will also assist developers in building smart contracts and dapps, helping in bridging the gap between Web2 and Web3.

According to Mo Shaikh, CEO of Aptos Labs, the synergy between AI and blockchain stems from their shared potential to transform the internet and society. The collaboration aims to democratize blockchain adoption and foster innovation by enabling more accessible and comprehensible Web3 experiences.

Moreover, this partnership will see Aptos running validator nodes on Microsoft's Azure cloud. This will enhance the reliability and security of the Aptos blockchain. The exploration of blockchain-based financial solutions, such as asset tokenization, payments, and Central Bank Digital Currencies, is another significant goal of the collaboration.

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The future of Blockchain and AI

Daniel An, Global Director of Business Development for AI and Web3 at Microsoft, anticipates a future with a marked integration of AI in Web3. Applications will leverage transparency and trust attributes of blockchains to enhance the credibility of AI-generated content.

In this rapidly evolving landscape, it is become more and more evident that AI and blockchain are converging. Microsoft and Aptos Labs recocognize this, and their collaboration underscores the shared commitment to advancing the capabilities of both technologies. The partnership has ambitious goals, and will hopefully create the basis to foster a more inclusive and credible digital future.