The development in the AI industry is changing the way people interact. The exchange of messages is a common way to communicate that involves two people.
But the idea of chatting with an AI is a relatively new concept. Now you can message and get a reply from AI that is very difficult to differentiate from a human response.
One such popular application that lets you talk with your favourite character is Character AI.
Character AI is a chatbot based on an artificial neural network language model which enables users to engage in human-like conversations with their favourite characters or generate and share a new character.
The beta version free of charge was launched in September 2022 for the public and was accessible only via the website.
With the release of its iOS and Android app in May 2023, Character AI also added an opt-in paid subscription service of Character AI Plus (c.ai+).
With Character AI, you can start a conversation with either your favourite character or create a completely new one with specific personality traits that you can share with others.
When you message any character in Character AI, you get a human-like response that may get you thinking if you are talking to real people.
This article will discuss if the Character AI use real people.
Is Character AI a Real Person?
Character AI is not an actual human; rather, it is an AI program specifically created to imitate human qualities when responding.
Although it can participate in extensive conversations and replicate certain characters, it lacks human essence.
It is crucial to keep in mind that all statements made by the characters in Character AI are generated by the AI itself and not by real individuals.
Why Does Character AI Seem So Real?
Character AI seems so real because of the advanced artificial intelligence technologies it uses, which are designed to mimic human conversation and behavior.
Character AI is based on a neural language model that allows it to read a vast number of texts and then form a response when it is prompted in a chat.
The quality of the message you receive from the other end is very human-like and you may often think that you are talking to an actual human.
You must keep in mind that you are not talking to an actual person and responses are merely generated by AI so they may not resonate with the character with whom you are engaged in a chat.
The responses that are generated are all made up. They may seem entertaining but can also be used for creative writing or text-based games.
Sometimes when you are talking to a character you may get a response from the other end that may be hurtful, offensive or not true.
You can rate such messages as one star which not only affects the character but also behavioural selection that will improve the replies.
Can Character AI Creators See Your Chats?
Character AI creators do not see the conversations you have with their characters.
But with the help of privacy settings for the Characters you create, you can make it private (visible only to you) or public (visible to everyone).
Be Mindful When You Use Character AI
As with any AI-based application, the important thing to remember is that you are not engaging with a human.
Character AI is still in its beta version and going through significant development as it receives feedback from the users.
Ensure that you use the Character AI cautiously as it is easy to get carried away when you are too engrossed in the application.
Also, remember that the characters with whom you talk are only created by humans so they may not always respond in a way that will resonate with their personality.