Discord , the gaming communication platform par excellence, joins the AI trend with new experiences for its users.
Discord has announced that it will update its Clyde bot with technology from ChatGPT , the popular OpenAI chatbot , which will allow users to have extensive conversations with this AI. People will be able to type “@Clyde” into a server to chat with the bot from any channel. They can also tell you to start a thread so that your contacts also join the conversation. The company mentions that Clyde can recommend playlists and access GIFs and emojis as if he were a user.
Throughout Discord , you may already see Clyde responding to slash commands or sending you a DM if you’ve made a mistake. Next week, Clyde will be coming to life (artificially intelligent), natively within Discord. , using OpenAI technology ,” Discord said in a blog post .
Users will be able to ask Clyde to do a variety of things from sending GIFs to sharing five cool cat facts. The firm is testing this new product made with artificial intelligence and believes that it will become a fundamental part of the experience on its platform.
All the AI tools approaching Discord
Discord is also updating its AutoMod moderation tool to take advantage of AI language model features. AutoMod now uses OpenAI chatbot technology to find and alert moderators when a server’s rules are being violated, all while recognizing the context of a conversation. The tests of this renewed tool have already started on a limited number of servers.
The company mentions that since the introduction of AutoMod last year, the tool has automatically blocked more than 45 million spam messages from servers before they even had a chance to go live, based on server rules.
Discord will also enable AI -generated chat summaries . This feature is designed to group message flows into topics so that users can quickly catch up or join topics that interest them. With these summaries, users will begin to see a new panel on the right side of their window that will summarize the topics that have been discussed. This tool can be activated in the server settings and will be rolled out to a limited number of servers.
Discord bets strongly on artificial intelligence
In addition to the three new AI experiences , Discord shared that it is imagining other ways to incorporate this technology into its platform. Therefore, he announced that he is launching Avatar Remix , an app that allows users to remix each other’s avatars through generative image models. In addition, the firm is exploring a shared visual space for collaborating with friends and colleagues that includes an AI-based text-to-image generator that users can experiment with together.
The company has also announced the launch of an AI incubator and the dedication of resources to developers who want to create AI on Discord . The incubator is being launched as part of the company’s $5 million commitment to fund developers and startups that bring their expertise to the platform. Participants will have access to monetary grants, office hours with the Discord development teams, and early access to the platform’s features.
Discord isn’t the only platform that has added new AI features based on the popularity of the OpenAI chatbot , as Snapchat and Slack have also recently integrated ChatGPT- like features into their products.