This AI allows you to chat with Elon Musk, Socrates or Mario

Ever wanted to chat with Elon Musk, Batman, Socrates, Mario or Sigmund Freud… Especially Mario? Thanks to the artificial intelligence of Character.AI, this is now possible.

A website titled last September Character.AI placed. The platform is based on artificial intelligence that can chat with its users a bit like ChatGPT. However, Character.AI is very different from OpenAI’s chatbot.

That’s what this AI was really designed for impersonate real or fictional characters. Through the interface, you can choose to chat with various interlocutors such as Elon Musk, Batman, Tony Stark, the philosopher Socrates, Mario, Fantastic 4’s Reed Richards, Joe Biden or Volodymyr Zelensky. In short, there is something for everyone.

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A wide selection of simulations

The experience is quite interesting. when asked Elon Musk bot In regards to Twitter takeovers and layoffs, the artificial intelligence provides responses that are very much in line with the billionaire’s ideas and style of expression.

Chat with chatbot Elon Musk. © 01Net

In other cases, the results seem more random to us. When chatting with the Tony Stark bot, we had a hard time picking out the Marvel character’s identity from the responses. Character.AI also offers interaction with simulations of key historical intellectuals such as Sigmund Freud, Albert Einstein or Karl Max.

A conversation with Queen Elizabeth and the fictional Marvel character Loki. ©

It is also available on the site more helpful chatbots. A few chat agents offer, for example, to help you learn a foreign language, write a novel, or understand math. Some bots are also designed to offer psychological support, such as a psychologist or personal development coach. Sometimes the answers are unfortunately a bit hollow.

To contact the chatbot, just select it from the main page of the site. Then start a conversation and the bot will respond instantly. Each answer is accompanied by a number of possible changes. Answers are displayed very quickly, which allows for a fluid conversation.

How to create your own smart chatbot?

The site also offers internet users Create your own chatbot, in a few steps. First, you need to choose a name for your simulation and its avatar. Thanks to artificial intelligence, the site can automatically generate images with more or less convincing descriptions based on the request.

Then the artificial intelligence behind Character.AI gets busy answer according to the selected character, drawing from his database. The results could be improved, but in general the chatbot is not off the mark. To improve the experience, it is recommended to chat with the bot, choose the appropriate answer and give it recommendations.

Endless possibilities… and some limitations

Developed by Character.AI platform two former Google researchers, Daniel De Freitas and Noam Shazeer. The duo mainly worked on the Language Model for Dialog Applications (LaMDA) project. It is a set of language models designed to be able to have a conversation with a human. Launched in 2021, the LaMDA model is currently available through a closed beta program. This allows the AI ​​to improve by feeding off the testers’ responses.

Similarly, Character.AI is based on a neural language model and is only intended to simulate conversation with humans. As explained in the site’s FAQ, “ a supercomputer reads large volumes of text and learns to imagine words that might occur in a particular situation. “. After training, the AI ​​can imitate an infinite number of characters.

Creators of Character.AI warn internet users: not everything chatbots say is necessarily true. Artificial intelligence is not designed to provide reliable information, but to have a conversation in the most natural way possible. In addition, simulations are sometimes biased losing the thread of the conversationand to forget previous exchanges.

Not surprisingly, Character.AI is enriched by interaction with users. The more one engages with AI, the more engaging the experience will be. Please note that the platform is still in beta. Therefore, it is not surprising that malfunctions occur from time to time.


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