Animoca subsidiary builds AI and NFT tools for educators

TinyTap, an ed-tech subsidiary of Web3 developer Animoca Brands, announced on Aug. 30 the integration of new artificial intelligence (AI) and nonfungible token (NFT) tools aimed at educators and parents. 

The integration of AI will now allow educators, and anyone using the platform, to create an educational game via a topical prompt, which will then generate the game within minutes. It also introduced a text-to-image tool allowing for the creation of dynamic educational images to enhance games and graphics.

A text prompt being entered into the TinyTap AI game generator. Source: TinyTap
A TinyTap AI generated game based off the text prompt entered. Source: TinyTap

It says the data used in the AI generator tools draws on over a decade of data within the TinyTap system based on the “learning architecture of over 250,000 games, millions of activities, and more than 170 million plays.”

Yogev Shelly, CEO of TinyTap, told Cointelegraph that in addition to being based on TinyTap’s extensive teaching data:

“We have incorporated governors within the output to ensure games exist within the desired age range.”

Shelly said topics come to life first via explations and then as comprehension activities. He said at the moment the beta tools are limited to single-topic prompts. 

“As we develop our AI integration further we aim to create full prompt comprehension to create engaging and fun TinyTap games.”

Nonetheless, according to the TinyTap CEO, these tools will help speed up content creation and access to it, which ultimately aims to enable “teachers and parents to provide a personalized learning experience for each child.”

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The company’s roadmap also included an AI tool, which it calls “Practice Anywhere,” that takes existing media, such as an educational YouTube video, and transcribes it into content and games. 

Yat Siu, co-founder and executive chairman of Animoca Brands, commented that AI presents “terrific opportunities for ed-tech,” and content that is more effiencetly produced means a larger education library for educators and parents.

In addition to AI tools, starting in Q4 of this year, the company will also be partnering with Open Campus to allow its NFT holders and EDU token holder to mint TinyTap games that they create into NFTs. 

The development helps “inject new liquidity” into the education, and according to Shelly, the PublisherNFTs expand the breadth of educator’s efforts.

“Teachers are some of the world’s biggest content creators, with year-long curriculums broken down into daily lessons,” he said. “These teachers will be able to reach wider audiences and start earning from beyond their classrooms.”

Thought leaders inside and outside of the Web3 space have been highlighting the impending future of a “smart education system” infused with blockchain, decentralized autonomous organizations, NFTs and AI components.

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