Artificial intelligence (AI) is a mainstay in many Web3 activities. From the creation of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) to fraud detection, it is integral to the roots of what constitutes decentralized technology.
Mona, a Miami-based 3D metaverse development and Web3 social platform, unveiled an AI-powered 3D generator for material design. The tool allows designers and creators on the platform the ability to input words into the AI mechanism to create materials for their custom digital spaces.
The MonaAI material generator is similar to the DALL-E AI image and design generator. However, it specifically focuses on “seamless” and realistic textures for use in a metaverse setting. Currently, more than 4,500 designers are working on the platform and will have access to the tool, according to Mona.
Mona co-founder and CEO Justin Melillo told Cointelegraph that AI is becoming increasingly accessible to metaverse creators and developers. Especially with tools like the aforementioned DALL-E and now Mona’s 3D material designer, the barriers to entry are further removed.
“The goal for next year is to make these tools even more accessible to more creators.”
However, AI skeptics always fall back on the fear that automated systems will replace human creativity. Melillo says that in the case of AI-assisted design and tools, they make building in the digital world more accessible, especially for newcomers.
“In general, AI should be seen as a tool for artists to help them extend their work, not replace it. There is no substitute for human creativity.”
Outside of cosmetic design use cases, AI is beginning to be implemented in other metaverse design strategies. Such examples include its use to solve underpopulation problems and also to create unique playable scenarios for individual users.
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Technology like the MonaAI Material Generator is one of those AI-driven mechanisms that enables high-quality exclusivity in digital worlds.
Regardless of current quality, Melillo says AI is a tool that will help perpetuate Web3 adoption.
“By making tools that make the creation process easier, we can bring more users to Web3 through the work they create and share over the blockchain.”
He says that AI plays a “critical role” in advancing Web3 and the metaverse and pushing both into the future.
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