Character.AI, also known as Character AI, is an innovative web application chatbot based on neural language models that can generate text responses similar to humans and engage in contextual conversations. The platform was developed by former Google LaMDA developers Noam Shazeer and Daniel De Freitas and was launched in beta version for the public in September 2022.
In Character.AI, users can create “characters,” design their “personalities,” set specific parameters, and then publish them in the community for others to chat with. Characters can be based on fictional media sources or celebrities, while others are completely original, some created with specific goals in mind, such as assisting with creative writing or being a text-based adventure game.
A unique aspect of Character.AI is its ability to organize group chats that contain multiple characters conversing with each other and/or with the user at the same time. This group approach opens up new possibilities for interaction and creativity, whether for fun, storytelling, or even game design.
The “personalities” of the characters in Character.AI are designed through descriptions from the character’s point of view and their greeting message and are further shaped from conversations that are turned into examples, allowing for fine-tuning the messages to fit the precise dialect and identity the user desires.
Groups in Character AI Now let’s see how we can create a group chat on the platform.
- Open your web browser.
- Type beta.character.ai in the URL address bar. This will take you to the Character AI website.
- Log in to your Character AI account. If you don’t have an account, you will need to create one.
- Once you have logged in, you will be on the main page. Look for a button labeled “Create” on the left-hand side panel.
- Click on the “Create” button. This will display two options for you.
- From the two options shown, select “Create a room.”
- Enter the desired name for the room in the first text box.
- Select the characters you want to add to this room.
- Click the “Select” button. This will open a list of AI characters you can add to your room.
- Choose the desired AI characters from the list.
- Once you have selected all the characters you want, you can enter a topic for the room. Note that this is optional; you can also leave it blank.
- Click “Create.” This will finalize the creation of your room.
- After creating a room, you will have the option to add multiple AIs. This allows you to create a group chat in your Character AI account.
Why it is interesting to create chat groups in Character.AI Creating chat groups in Character.AI can be beneficial for several reasons:
- Dynamic interaction: Chat groups allow multiple AI characters to interact with each other and with the user in real time. This can generate more dynamic and entertaining conversations, as different characters can bring different perspectives and conversation styles.
- Creativity and customization: Character.AI allows users to customize the personality of each AI character. This means you can create a chat group that contains a variety of unique personalities and see how they interact with each other.
- Role-play scenarios: Chat groups can be used for role-play scenarios. For example, if you’re writing a story and want to test how your characters would interact in different situations, you can create AI characters for each of them and put them in a chat group.
- Assistance and productivity: If you use AI characters for assistance or productivity, having them in a chat group can be useful. For example, you could have a character that takes care of task reminders, another that provides motivation, and another that offers productivity tips.
Although creating chat groups in Character.AI can be interesting and useful, it’s worth mentioning that some users have reported technical issues when trying to establish group chats, such as app crashes before being able to select the characters. It’s important to remember that Character.AI is still in its beta phase and is continuously being improved and updated.