Discord’s cartoon mascot Clyde transforms into an AI. On Thursday, the popular chat he platform unveiled a wide collection of new AI tools and experiments, including an update to its OpenAI-powered chatbot.
You may not use Discord every day, or at all, but it has become a go-to place for people who want to have group discussions about topics like games, pets, anime, coding, and other geek pursuits. increase. According to Discord, 150 million people chat on the service each month.
According to Discord, 30 million users experience AI apps on the platform each month.
While most people are now familiar with OpenAI’s DALL-E 2 AI image generation tool, Discord users likewise use Midjourney’s generative AI image tool to create images. What makes Discord different, however, is the strengthening of the community around creating AI content.
As Discord CEO Jason Citron explained Tuesday, Discord brings “AI together at your fingertips.”
Next week, Discord will be rolling out OpenAI-enhanced Clyde as a free public experiment.
Discord Clyde AI (Image credit: Discord)
Like Bing’s new chatbot, Clyde uses OpenAI’s large language model to conduct conversations. Once you’ve called Clyde and opted into using him on your server and groups, you can start asking Clyde questions in much the same way you would converse with ChatGPT.
The difference is that Clyde works in Discord’s chat environment, so it needs to be aware of the dynamics of group discussions. Clyde not only joins and interrupts the group chat, but mentioning it allows Clyde to join. Clyde acts like a real Discord member of hers, and in responses she can include GIFs and emojis (her ChatGPT on Bing can use emojis, but not GIFs). ).
Clyde can find information to resolve disputes or help with group projects. Like everything else on Discord, admins can easily disable Clyde.
Having seen many AI chatbot abuses, Discord’s Citron reiterated at the beginning of the announcement that it was working hard to make all of this happen “in a safe and trusted environment.”
Other AI Experiments
Beyond chat, Discord is also actively spreading AI features across the platform, many of which will launch as limited experiments next week.
To help server moderators, Discord is enhancing the AutoMod tool. The tool proactively bans content in group chats using preset keywords and features AI that takes proactive moderation one step further.
Discord AutoMod AI (Image credit: Discord)
For example, in a group chat, if you post that the group does not allow self-promotion or non-main topic topics (such as sailing ships), AutoMod AI will use that post to ban posts that circumvent those rules. can. Even if the post is in another language.
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Since Discord chats are often very active and cannot be monitored 24/7, Discord has added a conversation summarization experiment. As the name suggests, you can quickly read previous Discord discussions, revealing who was chatting and the context of every message.
For example, at the end of a long chat, if someone asks if you’re coming to “Saturday’s event”, you can ask the AI to summarize previous chat activity to understand what event they’re talking about. if you want to participate.
Discord Avatar Remix AI (Image credit: Discord)
We also took a sneak peek at some interesting AI tools. One focused on productivity, the other almost pure wackiness.
There is an Avatar Remix app that allows you to apply generative image updates to group member avatars using prompts. Discord showed me how to easily add a birthday hat to one of her avatar images and a mustache to another. The effect is realistic and quite subtle. Obviously, there may be concerns about image abuse here, but at least this tool can only be used for people who have already joined your group.
Discord plans to put the open source code on GitHub so that developers can fork, mix, and extend the Remix code.
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There’s also a powerful looking new integrated whiteboard powered by AI. This will be the first shared real-time whiteboard space within Discord. AI integration lets you generate rich, expressive images using simple sketches and text prompts. Discord claims that these AI image generation tools can “solve the blank canvas syndrome” that many people have.
However, to try out these AIs, you’ll need to join our Discord. This means setting up accounts, joining servers, and finding or setting up your own groups. It’s not difficult, but for beginners, Discord can be overwhelming. However, these cool tools might inspire you to give it a try.