Messaging platform, Discord announced on Thursday that it will roll out new artificial intelligence features that can summarize lengthy chats or add decorations to a user’s avatar.
The IT sector is interested in generative AI, which is a technology that can produce images, text, or videos in response to a cue.
AI chatbots that can synthesize web data to answer sophisticated questions or even create original novels have been introduced or announced by tech giants like Microsoft and Google as well as startups like OpenAI.
“We’re seeing one of the most exciting moments in technology emerging,” Jason Citron, chief executive of San Francisco Discord, said during a press briefing.
Discord, which enables group chats via text, video, and audio, announced it would update the Clyde bot with OpenAI technology.
According to the business, Discord users can ask the AI-powered Clyde to provide trivial answers, assist with meeting scheduling, or suggest songs.
Users will be able to “remix” the avatars of their pals using another AI function that uses generative picture models. For instance, to commemorate a person’s birthday, the feature might put a crown on their head in their profile picture.
Discord said it will also experiment with OpenAI technology to improve an existing content moderation tool that helps automatically block harmful or unwanted messages from a Discord chat.
The revamped tool can flag messages to moderators and also understand the context of the conversation, the company said.
An AI tool will be able to summarize the dialogue if users have been away from Discord and have missed a stream of messages, allowing users to rapidly return to certain points in the message thread to catch up on the chat.
According to the company, the feature will start to roll out in a few select Discord groups the following week.