Discord is the latest company to get in on the AI frenzy. The company announced today that it is launching a suite of new AI experiences for multiple servers.
Notably, Discord is updating its Clyde bot with OpenAI ChatGPT technology that will allow users to have extended conversations with the bot. You can type @Clyde on a server to chat with Clyde on any channel. You can also ask Clyde to start a thread for a group of your friends to hang out with. Discord notes that Clyde can recommend playlists and access GIFs and emojis just like any other Discord user.
“Throughout Discord, you may already see Clyde responding to slash commands or PMing you if you made a mistake,” Discord said in a blog post. “And next week, Clyde will come to life (artificial intelligence), natively within Discord, using OpenAI technology.”
You can ask Clyde to do things like send you a gif or share five cool cat facts. The company is testing and iterating on the product and believes it will become a core part of the Discord experience.
Discord is also updating its AutoMod moderation tool to harness the power of great language models. AutoMod now uses OpenAI technology to find and alert moderators when server rules have been violated, while knowing the context of a conversation. The AutoMod AI experiment starts today on a limited number of servers.
The company says that since introducing AutoMod last year, the tool has Automatically blocked more than 45 million spam messages from servers before they had a chance to post based on server rules.
Discord is also releasing AI-generated chat summaries. The new feature is designed to group message flows into topics so users can quickly catch up or join topics that interest them. With these new summaries, some users will start to see a new panel on the right side of their screen. which will outline the issues that have been discussed. Conversation summaries can be enabled in server settings and will be rolled out to a limited number of servers starting next time.
In addition to these three new AI experiences, Discord shared that it’s envisioning other ways it can incorporate AI into its platform. Discord announced that it is Open source Avatar Remix, an application that allows users to remix each other’s avatars through generative image models. Developers can find the code for Avatar Remix on GitHub starting today. The company is also exploring a shared visual space for collaborating with friends and colleagues that includes an AI-powered text-to-image generator that users can experiment with together.
The company also shared that it is launch of an AI incubator and dedicating resources to developers who want to build AI on Discord. The incubator launches as part of Discord’s $5 million commitment to fund developers and startups to bring their expertise to the platform. Participants will gain access to cash grants, office hours with Discord development teams, and early access to Discord platform features.
Since its release a few months ago, Open AI’s ChatGPT has dominated the internet and become more and more popular, leading to AI becoming an increasing trending topic in recent months. As a result, it’s no surprise that Discord is adding an AI chatbot to its own messaging platform.
Discord isn’t the only platform that has added new AI features, as Snapchat and Slack also recently integrated ChatGPT-like features into their products.