The surge of AI applications that have come online over the past few months has fueled a debate that seems unending soon. After apps like ChatGPT became popular, tough questions were raised about how, when, and why we should turn to bots for a company. or answers to our questions.
Chatbots in particular have proven that artificial intelligence can rise to new levels of both interesting and controversial, and the latest attention-grabbing creation of these bots is the (Character.AI) tool that allows you to chat with a digital copy of almost anyone, living or dead, real or imaginary.
In a similar way to the ChatGPT bot, Character.AI, developed by former Google researchers Daniel de Freitas and Noam Shazier, draws information from articles, news stories, books, and other digital sources to provide plausible responses from individuals or personas it selects. the user.
Unlike ChatGPT, Character.AI is focused on entertainment, especially since its website features the following warning: “Everything the characters say is made up.”
“These systems are not designed to be real,” the creators of the tool said. It’s designed for sensible conversations. Character.AI is useful today for entertainment, emotional support, idea generation, and all kinds of creativity.”
Character.AI also differs from OpenAI in that it is not designed to become the preferred search engine for users. On the contrary, companies such as Character.AI are confident that the general public will learn to accept the flaws of chat software and form a healthy state. Not trusting everything you say.”
It should also be noted that no matter who chooses to speak to through Character.AI, responses will be written in plain English.
“If you read what someone like [philosopher Karl Kautsky] wrote in the 19th century, he doesn’t use the same language we use today,” said Jonas Thiel, a socio-economics specialist at a college in Germany. But the AI you’re working on (Character.AI) can somehow translate its thoughts into regular modern English.”
It is believed that the technology that Character.AI is developing has the advantage of adding value to reality, especially as it provides an easy way to access the complex set of theories and philosophies, especially those formulated by scientists centuries ago.
Moreover, Character.AI appears to be a completely new innovation that serves a different purpose than ChatGPT and similar systems being developed by other tech giants such as Google and Meta.
As for the moral ramifications of chatting with fictional versions of real-life people, living or dead? It seems that the questions raised by artificial intelligence will not end soon.