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Applicant Name : ALAYA AI Team
Project Name : ALAYA AI
Project Description :
ALAYA is a distributed AI data platform that integrates collection and labeling, that originated from Swarm Intelligence and connects communities, data, and AI through Social Commerce. Providing the AI industry with high-quality targeting data with full protection of its ownership and privacy.
ALAYA uses zero-knowledge proof to maximize data privacy protection. At the same time, ALAYA combines community distributed computing power and intelligent optimization algorithms with customized data preprocessing to improve the efficiency and performance of data harvesting and AI model training.
Team Members and Qualifications :
Evan - Project Lead
TILDE - Product Manager
DING - Tech Lead
XOYO - UI Designer
JACKIE - Community Operation Manager
BIUBIU - Marketing Manager
DIDI - Business Development
20+ tech for Senior Front end Dev, Full Stack, Dev Ops, Testing Engineer.
Do You Acknowledge That Your Team Will Be Subject to a KYC Requirement?: Yes
Detail the requested grant size, provide an overview of the budget breakdown, specify the funding and contract addresses, and describe any matching funds if relevant.
Requested Grant Size: 500, 000ARB
Grant Matching :
ALAYA is offering a total of 300,000 USD worth of incentives, including ALAYA Exclusive NFTs, ALAYA Token (AIA) and ETH, to incentivize users to complete AI data tasks and to upgrade training of their ALAYA NFTs on the Arbitrum chain.
- User task incentives for growth in the number of users of the platform following the addition of the type of support for AI data needs. (300, 000ARB)
- Achievement Incentive System, users can get achievement incentive for completing on-chain interaction tasks for several times in a row. (200, 000ARB)
- Please read Execution Strategy for more details.
Funding Address: 0x43D16C4ad1B4033F410C9790102d878958972eeD
Funding Address Characteristics: It’s a 2 out 3 safe on Arbitrum created exclusively to receive the grants.
- ALAYA AI NFT : 0x2fDD4D471A1744E0318a0e49AF10508612CC36b6
- ALAYA AI NFT Training : 0x5c91681073F23Fd1a3EF0896E7Db45b4E686cd2B
Clearly outline the primary objectives of the project and the Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) used to measure success. This helps reviewers understand what the project aims to achieve and how progress will be assessed.
ALAYA aims to contribute diverse fundamental data to the AI industry. The Token economy is used to incentivize users to provide feedback on models and provide better quality data. It is important for AI development to obtain high quality data, especially in specific areas by providing distributed data. At the same time, Alaya combined with zero-knowledge proof can be used without revealing the privacy data.
Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) :
a) Increase the type of support for AI data needs, add support for image data, text data;
b) Obtain more data collection and labelling users, platform users exceed 200,000 users;
c) Obtain more professional data contributors, with the total number of professional data contributors reaching 2,000;
d) Product UI 2.0 update based on users’ opinions on product improvement.
a) Increase the types of data that support AI data needs, adding support for voice data and video data;
b) Obtain more data collection standard users, platform users exceeded 250,000;
c) Obtain more professional data contributors, with 3,500 new professional data contributors;
d) Based on users’ opinions on product improvement, product function 2.0 is updated.
a) Increase the types of AI data requirements supported, increase the types of 3D data task processing supported;
b) Get more data picking and labeling users, platform users exceed 300,000;
c) Obtain more professional data contributors and the cumulative number of professional data contributors reaches 5,000;
d) Product bug fixes based on users’ product improvement suggestions.
a) Increase the types of data that support AI data requirements, adding the fields of sports, medical, music, and automatic driving task processing;
b) Obtain more data collection standard users, platform users exceed 350,000;
c) Obtain more professional data contributors, the cumulative number of professional data contributors reached 6,000;
d) UI update, designing operation interface and interaction mode that meets users’ habits, personalized service and function update.
How will receiving a grant enable you to foster growth or innovation within the Arbitrum ecosystem? :
- ALAYA has a community of more than 100K users in many countries and regions, and a certain amount of incentive plans could effectively increase user activity. At the same time, ALAYA’s built-in friend referral reward function, which actively expands the user relationship network, will bring a large number of new users to the platform to a large extent.
- ALAYA has a wealth of influencers, for specific influencers to develop exclusive promotional programs, could be more efficient to get new users. At the same time, ALAYA is also developing more influencer networks.
- In order to increase user activity and participation in the project, Alaya has set up a gamified product experience to help out-of-web3 users to Web3 smoothly. With the promotion of ALAYA, users will hold their NFTs and keep training and upgrading their NFTs to get a higher level of product experience.
- Relying on the theory of group intelligence, Alaya will continuously update and iterate the product. ALAYA has a complete set of user incentives, the built-in recommendation system can assign users to different modules to deal with the task, and will also motivate users to give their opinions on the product, and regularly optimize the product based on valid opinions. The built-in recommendation system can assign users to different modules to deal with the task, and will also motivate users to give their opinions on the product, and regularly optimize the product based on valid opinions.
Justification for the size of the grant :
Since the launch of ALAYA, driven by a series of go-to-market activities, amount of ALAYA’s users had a lot of growth, with the total number of users exceeding 150K. At the same time, the daily activity of the users and the interaction behavior on the chain has also been greatly improved.
The main considerations for getting a grant amount are as follows:
- Getting new users, ALAYA will get more new users quickly through the user inviting friends incentive scheme and Influencer exclusive promotion scheme, which has been verified in the promotion process in the previous months, and it is a highly efficient marketing scheme.
- Existing user activation and product upgrade. In order to increase user participation, ALAYA will always carry out various activities according to the product characteristics. Such as sharing product experience, feedback, product suggestions and other behaviors can be rewarded.
- More interactions on the chain. In order to make users more comfortable with completing on-chain interactions, ALAYA continues to promote ETH incentive activities and has obtained very good results, ALAYA will further expand the incentive plan, so that more users (especially new web3 users) could get incentives and better participate in on-chain behaviors.
Execution Strategy :
ALAYA’s existing users are distributed in many countries and regions, ALAYA’s marketing plan will further expand the user scale and activity, and promote the product in many ways, ALAYA matching funds will be invested in marketing activities in proportion to achieve better results.
New User Incentive Plan (60%)
a) Through various channels and methods to obtain new users;
b) Users need to complete the basic certification tasks of ALAYA in order to effectively experience the product;
c) Users can participate in AI data tasks by receiving free basic ALAYA NFTs or purchasing advanced ALAYA NFTs;
d) Users are recognized as new users when they first acquire an ALAYA NFT on the Arbitrum chain;
e) ALAYA AI NFT contract address: 0x2fDD4D471A1744E0318a0e49AF10508612CC36b6
Achievement Incentives (40%)
a) ALAYA has a large group of existing users and a fast and large number of new users, create high quality and high quality AI data with the support of a large number of users is one of the main tasks of ALAYA;
b) Daily tasks to encourage users to engage in chain interaction behaviors, and set up incentive plans for users who enter the ALAYA platform and complete basic tasks on a daily basis;
c) Users who continuously complete platform activities and multi-level on-chain interaction tasks will be rewarded;
d) ALAYA AI NFT Training contract address: 0x5c91681073F23Fd1a3EF0896E7Db45b4E686cd2B
Grant Timeline :
Grant funds will be distributed until the end of January 2024.
Do you accept the funding of your grant streamed linearly for the duration of your grant proposal, and that the multisig holds the power to halt your stream? :Yes
Provide details about the Arbitrum protocol requirements relevant to the grant. This information ensures that the applicant is aligned with the technical specifications and commitments of the grant.
Is the Protocol Native to Arbitrum?: Yes
On what other networks is the protocol deployed?: No, ALAYA is only based on Arbitrum
What date did you deploy on Arbitrum?: 2023.6
ALAYA was designed and developed in Q4 2022, and formally launched in June 2023, and now it has been upgraded and completed the launch of version 2.0, which provides a perfect product experience for AI data demanders and users.
ALAYA now provides web and mobile products for users, the link to use the product is: https://www.aialaya.io/web/alaya/game.html
ALAYA supports multiple types of data, including but not limited to text, images, audio, video, single-select, multi-select and so on.
At the same time, ALAYA has enriched a diversified user marketing campaign module, which could be freely set for professional product content, and users would get a variety of rewards such as ETH, NFT, and ALAYA Token.
Currently, ALAYA’s users cover a wide range of countries and regions, including Europe, America, Singapore, Pakistan, Vietnam, South Korea, Russia and others radiation to the world. Google Trends Index has grown tremendously since ALAYA launched the campaign:
After a few months of product promotion, ALAYA has achieved a high growth rate and achievements.
150K+ Total users
10K+ Daily activity
70K+ Twitter followers
25K+ medium followers
110K+ Groups members
Ranked Top 1 in the others category and Top 20 in all categories of Arbitrum-wide chains in DapprRadar. (https://dappradar.com/rankings/protocol/arbitrum?range=7d)
The following is the roadmap for the follow-up of the ALAYA project, and the actual realization will be adjusted according to the actual situation.
22.Q4: Define AI requirements, product research, ALAYA concept design, improve eco-economic system design
23.Q1: Product design and development, NFT system development, user incentive system establishment, high quality data evaluation system establishment
23.Q2: AI database of test questions establishment, user invitation system establishment, beta version online, community establishment, regional marketing
23.Q3: ALAYA Launch, launch Web, Android, and iOS versions, establish intelligent community system, and reach more than 50K users.
23.Q4: ALAYA AI NFT promotion, ALAYA 2.0 testing, first season event, more than 100K users
24.Q1&Q2: ALAYA 2.0 launch, enrich a variety of AI task types, expand user base with intelligent community, match more AI data demand.
24.Q3&Q4: Open ALAYA data platform, the demand side can release demand tasks online to improve data matching efficiency.
25.Q1&Q2: Update the diversified gamification experience, adapt to more AI demand scenarios, and expand the user incentive effect.
25.Q3&Q4: Explore and improve the governance structure of ALAYA DAO, and build a balanced state of the intelligent community.
26: Expand and improve the AI data platform, add new data types, enrich the platform’s professional field user groups, and realize the output of high-quality AI data.
Provide details on how your team is equipped to provide data and reporting on grant distribution.
Is your team prepared to create Dune Dashboards for your incentive program? : Yes, we will adjust to program requirements and will create Dune Dashboards according to needs and expand/improve it after receiving feedback.
Does your team agree to provide bi-weekly program updates on the Arbitrum Forum thread?
Yes, we will update the progress and data of the project by the specified deadline, and the ALAYA backend will form a data report for reference.
Does your team acknowledge that failure to comply with any of the above requests can result in the halting of the program’s funding stream?: Yes