The Spirit of Satoshi, a Bitcoin-centric AI chatbot developed by Aleksandar Svetski, is making waves in the cryptocurrency community. Svetski, an entrepreneur and author, founded Spirit of Satoshi as a small startup aiming to create a powerful AI chatbot that can answer Bitcoin and economics-related questions. This innovative model is the result of an extensive training process that draws on reputable Bitcoin resources, the Austrian school of economics, and libertarian ideals.
Svetski admits that building the model was not an easy task. The team had to curate relevant sources of information, including books, research papers, and podcasts, and guide the model through an exhaustive training process. One common misconception about large language models (LLMs) like Spirit of Satoshi is that they simply source information like a search engine. Svetski clarifies that LLMs are probabilistically stringing words together based on the patterns within the model, rather than sourcing anything directly.
Despite its impressive capabilities, Spirit of Satoshi is not perfect. Svetski acknowledges that the model may occasionally “hallucinate” or generate incorrect responses. However, he emphasizes that the chatbot’s responses still align with the perspectives and language commonly used by Bitcoin enthusiasts.
To create a comprehensive knowledge base for the model, Svetski’s team has gathered tens of thousands of question and answer pairs using programmatic methods. However, they also recognize the importance of human input in refining the model’s responses. To accomplish this, Spirit of Satoshi employs an incentive process that allows the public to verify, create, and validate data for the model. Users can earn satoshis, the smallest unit of Bitcoin, by contributing to the model’s training.
Svetski describes this human element as crucial for enhancing the quality of the chatbot’s outputs. By involving the wider Bitcoin community, Spirit of Satoshi aims to continuously improve its responses and accuracy. Comparing it to other AI chatbots like ChatGPT, Svetski highlights the palpable difference in the perspectives they offer. ChatGPT, trained on mainstream ideas, may provide misleading information about concepts like inflation. In contrast, Spirit of Satoshi is trained to reflect the nuanced thinking of the Bitcoin movement and correctly portrays inflation as a sign of systemic problems, rather than a healthy economy.
Looking ahead, Svetski envisions various possibilities for the future of Spirit of Satoshi. It could serve as a learning tool or online tutor integrated into educational platforms or online universities. Alternatively, it could become the go-to resource for individuals seeking to understand Bitcoin, acting as the “ultimate Bitcoin influencer” with its BTC-centric outputs.
Built on an existing open-source model with proficiency in English, Spirit of Satoshi addresses any biases by structuring its responses based on its Bitcoin and Austrian economics principles dataset. Through its innovative approach and dedication to enhancing Bitcoin knowledge, Spirit of Satoshi aims to become the destination for millions of people seeking to learn about the cryptocurrency and take their first steps in understanding it.