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Q1 roundup: building fast, scaling up

HUMAN Protocol
Apr 12, 2023

Q1 roundup: building fast, scaling up

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In the first three months of the year, HUMAN Protocol has expanded quickly. The improvements have not been siloed to one area of growth; progress has been made across the network, in community engagement, the technological infrastructure, and utility, with each improvement catalyzing others. 

A particular highlight is the acceleration of AI-related work, with Workers completing 350MM data-annotation tasks this quarter.

Community first

Decentralization has always been at the core of HUMAN Protocol. In the past few months, the Foundation has launched two new projects to empower the community going forward.

The HUMAN Ops programme is an initiative to educate the HUMAN Protocol community around the globe, while offering them a voice to place the community at the heart of the network. The programme begins with rewards for supporting the project, and quickly develops into a way for the community to learn about Web3, choose their Courses, and their Mentors.

It is a vision to enrich the community with education, expertise, and influence.

Meanwhile, the launch of the forum on Commonwealth is a practical way for the Foundation to facilitate decentralization in a transparent, seamless way. The Foundation has already put forward many votes to the community, including a listing on LBank, Wormhole building the Routing Protocol, and a Maintainer for the Graph, which was the very first vote on Commonwealth.

In March, the team of core contributors also hosted the largest community event so far. The HUMAN Stars Up Night at Paris Blockchain Week had 300+ attendees, making it probably the largest side event of the week.

Did you miss us in Paris? You can catch up on the five things we learnt at PBW. And stay tuned - we have even bigger events lined up.


HUMAN Protocol’s use cases have deepend within ML and AI, and continued to extend far beyond it to strengthen the Protocol’s utility in a number of new areas.

CVAT – a sophisticated data-annotation tool – has completed beta testing on the HUMAN App, with over 19MM CVAT tasks completed in the quarter. Full integration, which will add a new variety of jobs for Workers, will be completed soon.

This quarter also saw the launch of Ask Athena, a powerful new market research tool powered by HUMAN Global Queries. It can facilitate A/B testing, data scraping, and multiple choice questions to vast pools of human respondents. Through it, marketers can pay for responses, not for views, as they seek to improve their CTRs.

Ask Athena is an exciting development in the network; it highlights the principle of building specific apps to meet individual use cases through the more broad technologies of HUMAN Protocol.


HUMAN Protocol and HMT went live on the MultiversX mainnet to add to the quality of infrastructure that can facilitate the increasing volume of tasks the Protocol demands.

Meanwhile, three new grants were awarded – Basenode, offering fiat on-ramp and invoicing; Signa-X for launch challenges in Web3 spaces; and What’s Cookin’, who are building a Worker credentialing API, allowing users access to information on Workers’ qualifications.

What’s next?

We have some exciting new votes to propose to the community, so stay tuned to our Commonwealth forum to have your say. On the building level, the team of core contributors will keep working to foster new collaborations, execute on existing ones, and build out the HUMAN Protocol infrastructure to new use cases, and new chains.

Also, if you’re in Austin for Consensus, make sure to reach out to the team

This quarter has been an incredible period of network growth, which sets great foundations for the future. These new use cases, applications, along with the technological capacity to handle them, signals a new era of utility for HUMAN Protocol. While new utility and use cases is vital, we remain dedicated to providing the building blocks required to create better AI, which, now more than ever, is required.

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The HUMAN Protocol Foundation makes no representation, warranty, or undertaking, express or implied, as to the accuracy, reliability, completeness, or reasonableness of the information contained here. Any assumptions, opinions, and estimations expressed constitute the HUMAN Protocol Foundation’s judgment as of the time of publishing and are subject to change without notice. Any projection contained within the information presented here is based on a number of assumptions, and there can be no guarantee that any projected outcomes will be achieved.

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