28 July 2023

2023/7/28 Weekly Summary from Numbers Team


This is Tammy writing the summary letter on the last Friday of the month.

The tech world recently witnessed the departure of Dave Willner, OpenAI's head of trust and safety. Willner played a crucial role in ensuring the safety and responsible use of OpenAI's products. This event underscores the growing concerns around the potential misuse of AI to manipulate perceptions or spread misinformation.

The provenance of digital media, the historical record of a digital asset's origin, creation date, and subsequent modifications become significant factors in addressing these concerns. Knowing the provenance allows us to assess the authenticity and reliability of a digital asset, especially in the case of AI-generated content, which can be nearly indistinguishable from human-created content. We believe this only shows that companies like OpenAI must invest in digital media provenance and collaborate closer with projects like Numbers Protocol to safeguard against the misuse of their AI products.

This leads to the significant progress of our collaboration with Instill AI announced yesterday, which marks an innovative combination of AI and blockchain. This integration makes Numbers Protocol the first and the only one to provide blockchain provenance in the world. This partnership reinforces our commitment to establishing secure and trusted digital landscapes. The integration of these technologies will further improve the trustworthiness and accountability of digital assets, fortifying our position as a leader in digital media provenance.

If any of you are in Japan, don't miss our participation in WebX-Asia@tokyo. This brought us in contact with two prospective leads - Kabosumama, a well-known KOL and photographer, and Unwmeta, a committed NFT solution consultant targeting IP/Brands. These potential collaborations will greatly benefit Numbers Protocol as we continue to navigate the Web3 landscape, furthering our mission to foster a secure and trustworthy digital ecosystem.

Last but not least, I would like to thank all of your participation in the second Dev Call with valuable feedback. Communities are crucial to solutions addressing digital media provenance like Numbers, as you will serve as players in identifying illegal content, curbing misinformation, and enhancing the quality of AI-generated content. We believe the truth should be determined by a responsible community, rather than a single entity. This leads us to a safe, reliable, and trustworthy digital media landscape.

Same as every weekend, the team will take some rest with a slower response. Our dear moderators will keep supporting you, and the team will be well-prepared for the new week.

Cheers & Wish you have a nice weekend, Tammy

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