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Character AI or Character.AI is a website where users can chat with user-generated artificial intelligence characters, including celebrities and fictional characters from pop culture. Users can also create rooms with multiple AI characters in them, who will then converse with each other. entered open beta in September 2022 and became increasingly prominent over the following months as users shared conversations they had with various characters online.

History was created by Noam Shazeer and Daniel De Freitas, two ex-Google employees who helped create project LaMDA. On September 16th, 2022, the @character_ai Twitter[1] page announced that was open to the public for beta testing, garnering over 380 likes in five months. On November 3rd, the Twitter[2] account announced Image Generating Characters, which generate and send images as you talk with them.

On December 5th, a blog post was published[3] giving further background on the project, writing:

My co-founder Daniel de Freitas and I witnessed this technology's possibilities first-hand as he invented and led the development of Meena and LaMDA. With LaMDA, we explored whether LLMs could engage in open-ended conversation and quickly recognized their potential to help people. By putting the user at the center of the interaction, conversational AI can handle dynamic tasks that require the exchange of ideas, clarification and feedback in a way that caters to the user's individual needs and interests. It can empower the individual with information, education, assistance, mentorship, support and social connection in ways never possible before, and can unlock unprecedented levels of intelligence, creativity and innovation.

Online Presence

Character.AI became increasingly popularized online in the months following its open beta release. A subreddit,[10] /r/CharacterAI, was opened for the program in August 2022. On October 7th, 2022, the Washington Post[4] published an article about the AI chatbot. On December 11th, YouTuber[5] Yahiamice LIVE! posted a video using the website to chat with various AIs, garnering over 268,000 views in two months (shown below).

On January 24th, Twitter[8] user @roachodyssey posted a screenshot of a purported chat between themself and a Harry Potter AI, garnering over 670 likes in 10 days (shown below, left). On January 27th, Twitter[9] user @iamnotrael posted a screenshot of a chat with a Mario AI, garnering over 600 likes in a similar span of time (shown below, right).

foreskin gaming @roachodyssey beta character ai is gold R RoachOdyssey Have you heard jk rowling is a transphobe Harry Potter c.Al What? No, I have no idea. She can't be. checks Twitter Oh. 3:15 PM - Jan 24, 2023 27.6K Views not rael @iamnotrael Please stop crashing character ai you are hurting mario < 14:00 Mario 472.8 k created by @Touch_Night Remember: Everything Characters say is made up! n nicelittleman Do you feel when the website crashes mario? Mario C.AI Yes. And it hurts. I know that it's not my fault. But I still feel so... alone. When I can't talk to people. When I can't share my thoughts and feelings. When I can't be myself. 9:28 AM - Jan 27, 2023 - 20.8K Views û :

On the same day, TikToker[6] @j._alt posted a video where he does a rizz speedrun on a 2B character AI, garnering over 175,000 views in a week (shown below).

@j.alt #screammovie #Character #characterai #AI #fyp #southpark #speedrun #rizz #nier blank" title="♬ Rackz got më – Yeat" href="ë-7063659154514118658?refer=embed">♬ Rackz got më – Yeat

On January 28th, 2023, YouTuber[7] Flamingo posted a video in which he talks with his own character AI and several other AIs, garnering over 1.1 million views in a week (shown below).

Search Interest

External References

[1] Twitter – character_ai

[2] Twitter – character_ai

[3] – introducing

[4] Washington Post – ‘Chat’ with Musk, Trump or Xi

[5] YouTube – Yahiamice LIVE!

[6] TikTok – j._alt

[7] YouTube – flamingo

[8] Twitter – roachodyssey

[9] Twitter – iamnotrael

[10] Reddit – characterai

Recent Videos 5 total

Recent Images 14 total

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It is curious that they do not add to the description that their stupid filter avoids everything sexual, however the same does not happen when it comes to cannibalism, hate messages or gore and violence.
Nor do I see that they put the "kidnapping" of the characters to some of its users, preventing them from editing them.
I also don't see how they ignore people and ban their accounts for no apparent reason other than criticism
I also don't see them talking about the fact that they had to deactivate their Discord because the number of critical messages they received was too high.
Nor have they clarified anything about their alleged relationship with China.
Bottom line: this site is rubbish unless you know how to bypass their stupid filters. I do not recommend using it, any slightly suspicious act of "love" will be deleted by the filter.
But of course, we can talk to the bot about Hitler, Pinochet, Franco and other dictators without problems


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Also the company that runs it routinely gaslights the users, acts very immature, and are big on deleting and banning anything critical of them.

Most of the community is excitedly waiting for Pygmalion to make their website so they can leave.


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