TIME.CO, Jakarta – Recently, many social media users have uploaded videos about the game platform digitally named Character.AI. As TikTok account owner @xyz104a did, users showcase the Character.AI capabilities of being able to chat and answer questions like a lover.
So what exactly is Character.AI?
Getting to know Character.AI
According to Crunchbase, Character.AI is a web chatbot and open conversation application where users can create characters and communicate with them. Character.AI can be a means of entertainment, providing instructions, answering general questions, dialogue agents (chatbots) and other fields.
Character.AI specializes in neural language models, so they can be used to encourage creativity, generate ideas, learn languages, and a variety of other tasks. The artificial intelligence (AI) chatbot program is almost similar to ChatGPT made by OpenAI.
Character.AI was developed by Noam Shazeer and Daniel De Freitas in Menlo Park, California, United States. The Character Chatbot program was first launched on September 16, 2022. The number of web visits reaches 200 million per month, and users spend an average of 29 minutes on each visit.
Character AI functionality
According to the mlyearning.org website, the Character.AI platform offers many benefits for conducting interviews, aiding in project writing, and helping with programming assignments. Users can choose an avatar or character based on their wishes and personality.
Not only answering the questions asked, Character.AI also has several fictional characters inspired by celebrities and other famous people, such as Albert Einstein, Elon Musk, Joe Biden, Mark Zuckerberg and Taylor Swift. Another cool feature of Character.AI is the ability to have group chats with multiple characters at the same time.
Version of the Character.AI application
After being introduced to the public in the form of a website, Character.AI also released a version of the mobile application on May 23, 2023. Quoted by Techcrunch, the a16z-backed Character.AI claims to have managed to attract more than 1.7 million installs ( installs) in less than a week of launch.
While there are a number of AI-powered character generators available on both the Google Play Store and the App Store, the success of Character.AI cannot be separated from its founders. Noam Shazeer and Daniel De Freitas previously led a research team at Google to create LaMDA (a language model for dialogue apps).
In the first 48 hours, the Character.AI app had over 700,000 downloads on Android. This means that the character conversation application is able to replace the position of entertainment software, such as Netflix, Prime Video and Disney+. The company lists the United States, Indonesia, the Philippines and Brazil as its top markets.
How to use Character.AI
Here are the steps to try out Character.AI features.
1. Visit https://beta.character.ai/.
2. Sign in (login) to an account using a Google account.
3. In addition, users can choose various characters to start conversations with, such as the bot Itoshi Rin.
4. After opening the chat room, type and send questions or orders as if you were chatting.
5. Bot Character.AI will answer commands or answer questions in a writing style like a lover.
6. In addition to writing, users can also send pictures in conversations because Character.AI has an image processing function (image generator). Then the bot will describe the image or photo.
In addition to visiting the website, users can also use Character.AI through mobile applications for Android and iOS operating systems. The application can be downloaded for free on the Google Play Store and App Store.
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