The Entropy Cards project: A new NFT card game project designed and written by AI
Entropy Cards creator and digital artist NA1 thinks not. The entropy cards are the collection of NFTs that represents the first release of a set called a zygote, of entropy cards, a family of 50 decks of 60 generations of cards, each offered as a 1/1. NA1 believes that human curation and input remain a crucial step when working with AI on creative projects. This is particularly key in the NFT art world, it is the world’s first and largest digital marketplace for crypto collectibles and non-fungible tokens.
Entropy is a scientific concept, the art of cardistry brings the cards alive: from order to chaos, then back to hand in order again. The impact of the order and disorder matches the concept of entropy. The NA1’s AI doesn’t get text prompts from humans: it comes from a separate AI trained on inputs from existing card games. The two AIs are pitted against each other. These AI battles created a comprehensible collection of trading cards that might even sell at your local hobby shop. ZnO did the card designs and all the original symbols in the card art. They were responsible for the comic and the website for this project.
NFT card game by AI:
The rapid growth of the NFT industry is attracting worldwide investors. NFT trading card games are a natural fit for that use case and have become just as popular as real trading cards. It has been a hit with gamers, attracting an international player base. Players can sell their NFTs to other players and collectors, whether they’re NFT trading cards or different types of tokens.
When it comes to the text output, which was predominantly done by GPT-3 and RNN. One is that GPT-3 has its aesthetic. Its outputs feel today quite varied and unpredictable and surprising. GPT was more than happy to elaborate when it saw the material coming back in prompt after prompt. It’s almost like the AI was writing serialized tiny fiction or poetry across the generations of decks.
AI will soon be an exponentially more powerful tool than anything but it won’t entirely replace the judgment of a human in the contexts in which it matters most, and almost definitely not in art. Until AIs are sentient, they will only be tools, not creators. Not only are there a ton of ‘table-flipping’ cards that suddenly change the rules of the game, or end the game, but there are a bunch that asks you to express very personal things to one another, or escort other players to the bathroom, or involve people who aren’t playing, etc.