Noam Shazeer and Daniel De Freitas previously led AI projects at Google before founding Character.ai to create bots focused on emotional rapport. Their platform allows anyone to make AI characters for freeform chats or games. This novel human-AI interaction has resonated rapidly based on usage metrics—users spend an average of 2+ hours a day interacting with characters on the platform.
However, as massive companies pour billions into conversational AI, Character.ai must keep innovating unique capabilities. The founders aim to balance advanced natural language technology with supporting users' interpersonal needs - an ambitious vision still being actively developed.
By joining, you would help Character.ai build products that balance advanced technology with emotional intelligence—a challenge for even state-of-the-art AI. The bots can handle open-ended conversations but still have limitations in accurately recognizing emotional nuances or truly understanding personalities.
Mar 07 2023
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