Noam Shazeer and Daniel De Freitas—former researchers at Google—just launched Character.AI. You can now have "open-ended, plausible conversations" with Shakespeare, Socrates, or Sigmund Freud.
Need to dish to someone more contemporary? No problem, strike up a chat with Elon or Billie Eilish.
What's cool about Character.AI is how it's built. Both founders were closely involved in key AI projects at Google. Their work was instrumental in what eventually came to become LaMDA. If that sounds familiar, it's because last year, a senior engineer at Google claimed LaMDA was sentient. 😳
Just remember, the tool's intended for entertainment and you're part of the research. So have some fun but expect some glitches in The Matrix.
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