Virtuals and Nillion Partner to Create Personalized AI Agents for Humanity







We are proud to announce a strategic partnership between Virtuals Protocol and Nillion to advance innovation in the private data storage and inference space. This collaboration will see new technical implementations and use cases for personalized AI agents, providing new experiences for developers and users.

Decentralized AI Agents Powering Every Virtual Interaction

Virtuals Protocol is a coordination network to create the largest multimodal AI agent library for gaming and entertainment applications. Virtuals enables anyone to create an AI agent and equip it with custom knowledge/parameters/behaviour through the utilization of proprietary models or data. By incentivizing contributions from a diverse community of contributors and validators, Virtuals Protocol ensures high-quality, democratic AI agents that can be utilized by developers in use cases such as AI NPCs, social companions and more. These AI agents also have composable user memories, meaning that users own the memory data with agents and can access them across any applications using the same agent.

As AI agents become increasingly integrated into our lives, it is crucial to adopt an approach that protects user data while ensuring robust and reliable performance. Take an AI companion that functions as a therapist as an example:

  • It needs to access personal information about the user (e.g. via RAG) to have better context about the individual’s past.
  • It will likely have sensitive conversations with the user.
  • The conversations will need to be stored so that the AI can recall previous context.

This is where the concept of private data storage and inferencing comes in – allowing AI agents to access private user information and have private conversations without it being revealed to anyone else beyond the user.

Enabling Privacy-Preserving Personal AI Agents for All

Virtuals and Nillion have partnered to realize a common mission of creating democratic and personalized AI agents for all. Nillion’s secure computing infrastructure enables private training and inferencing of AI models – integrating this into the Virtuals Protocol stack will enable developers to build personalized AI agents in a seamless manner.

About Nillion

Nillion is a secure computation network that decentralizes trust for high value data in the same way that blockchains decentralized transactions, expanding the usability of web3 into new verticals and industries. Nillion is doing this by researching and deploying advanced privacy-enhancing technologies in a non-blockchain decentralized network.

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