This proposal is put forth by the humanDAO lead team
Our treasury currently maintains assets worth around $1.8 million, excluding our native token. We propose an allocation of $555,000 from the treasury, specifically to ensure a 12-month financial runway for the dedicated builders engrossed in the development and expansion of our AI Assistant, the Human Task Force (HTF—previously Pocket Assistants), and the DAO itself.
We will be using these funds for the wages of our team, adding many more developer positions, and use for marketing of HTF and AI services. Regrettably, due to market forces, we are still unable to utilize $HDAO for salaries due to selling pressure and low liquidity.
This 12-month runway provides a secure platform for our builders and the DAO to concentrate on honing the capabilities of the AI assistant and HTF. This is a pivotal moment for humanDAO, as we now have new tools and services, and are starting to see interest for them as well.
We wish to draw attention to the current progress we are making and the significant advancements we’ve achieved since our last budget. It is crucial to underline its influence on charting the course for humanDAO, and why we believe this fresh budget proposal is integral to its growth. For the first time since our inception, we possess a robust and innovative strategy to execute our mission of “improving lives through crypto”—beyond the scope of gaming alone.
AI Assistant Development: The crafting of AI assistants to cater to a broad spectrum of users and projects, spanning from developers and investors to community members. We envision these AI Assistants becoming integral components of DAOs, protocols, and gaming platforms. They can assist with a variety of tasks, from responding to inquiries and guiding users of new games, to formulating strategic financial decisions based on analyzed data. This involves ongoing refinement and enhancement of the AI’s capabilities and can simultaneously fuel our HTF platform, offering earning opportunities to those in need.
- Ambassador Program: Stimulating the sale of AI assistants through an ambassador scheme to establish a self-sustaining cycle of sales and growth for the DAO. The ambassador initiative will generate up to 20% of the initial sale of the AI Assistant for the ambassador and our chief builder team. The remaining 80% will be channeled into the DAO’s treasury. This strategy aligns and incentivizes all parties to spread the word and secure new clientele.
Human Task Force: This is a strategic shift from the formerly termed ‘Pocket Assistants’ to more accurately mirror the use cases and potentialities of the human teams powering the AI Assistant. Primarily, we engage underprivileged individuals to validate and maintain our AI Assistants via missions and bounties on HTF. We have also piqued the interest of gaming studios for beta game-testers—a promising use-case we anticipate rolling out once HTF transitions from its beta phase. Every time a task is completed in HTF, a financial lifeline extends to someone in need.
Review of Prior Proposal and Results
The evolution towards AI and our new trajectory meant we couldn’t expand the team and utilize all the earmarked funds from the preceding budget proposal. You can find the details of the previous proposal for 9 months and $344k HERE. Notably, we came in well under-budget by $89,000.
P2E Scholarships and Web3 Gaming: We still maintain an active Axie gaming community with scholars, but growth is difficult during the bear market. Despite the declining demand for P2E post bull market, we have persevered with the gaming initiative via our "GameChat" blog and Twitter page. In early 2023 we purchased an ‘Ethlizard’ NFT to gain access to one of the most respected and well-established web3 gaming communities, and our nominee for their Portfolio Council, which directs DAO investments in gaming projects, was successful in claiming a seat in this influential team. Through the blog, our social presence, and participation in communities such as Ethlizards, we are forging strategic partnerships like the ones with PlanckX and Mighty Bear Games, laying the groundwork for this new avenue to deliver information to gamers and showcase the worth of new games. Paired with HTF and a brigade of game-testers, this combination could provide a valuable advantage for humanDAO.
Pocket Assistants: In response to the rise of AI, we’ve pivoted and renamed pocket assistants to the Human Task Force. This platform now powers the data collection for AI Assistants. This rebranding emerged as a significant victory for our team and has materially contributed to the advancement of our AI Assistants, enabling them to outperform similar bots. The DAO remains firmly dedicated to its foundational pillar of improving lives through crypto. While the future of human work in an AI-centric world remains uncertain, we firmly believe in the potential of projects that fuse human and AI components to provide opportunities within the web3 industry and beyond. We just prioritize the underserved in our outlook and efforts, hoping that HTF will be a platform to provide a multitude of diverse earning opportunities.
Education and hDAO 2.0/Rep3: As AI takes center stage, we’ve had to rethink our strategy on hDAO 2.0. Effectively postponing it due to our limited resources, to focus on AI Assistants and HTF due to their potential to return revenue to the DAO. Despite not utilizing Rep 3 in the end, we maintain our commitment to implementing a decentralized identification system in our roadmap. We believe the appropriate time for its deployment will come.
The rise of AI posed a substantial challenge for the Pocket Assistants platform. However, our team adapted by converting Pocket Assistants into the Human Task Force, which now powers our newly introduced AI Assistants. Initially conceptualized, the AI Assistants have been validated through the successful onboarding of our client(s). This strategic shift has expanded our product and service offerings, positioning us to capitalize on the global macro AI changes effectively. It is a testament to our ability to adapt and innovate within a rapidly evolving technological landscape.
We propose that the treasury allocate a $555,000 budget to fund these ventures over the next 12 months. This budget will be transferred to the builder multisig, ensuring the continuation of the current team’s wages and facilitating the onboarding of additional developers, and a small marketing budget when needed. This proposal will effectively provide salaries for 26-30 people, and when considering our use of the HTF platform, it extends to provide wages for hundreds more.
- Refinement and expansion of the capabilities, user base, and client base of the AI Assistant and the Human Task Force.
- Revenue generation through the operations of the AI Assistant and the HTF platform.
- Continue to manage the server and onboard scholars to utilize our Axie assets for any P2E revenue opportunities.
Do you approve of this proposal?