- For third-party apps that offer AI experiences, Discord is already a popular choice. Discord, an AI-enabled app, has been utilized by more than 30 million users.
- To determine if what the user said violates the rules and flag it for moderators, the AutoMod AI can translate other languages.
Discord Inc., a voice, video, and instant messaging app, recently launched several new experimental updates using the power of artificial intelligence that will alter how users socialize on the app.
These updates include enhancing the server’s automatic moderation service, bringing its chatbot, Clyde, to life through artificial intelligence, and enabling users to view summaries of previous conversations.
For third-party apps that offer AI experiences, Discord is already a popular choice. Discord, an AI-enabled app, has been used by more than 30 million users. One of the biggest servers on Discord, with more than 13 million users, is the AI art generator Midjourney.
Anjney Midha, Discord’s vice president of the platform ecosystem, said, “On Discord, you can use AI to supercharge your conversation with friends – you can brainstorm together, create together, make memes together. It’s both entertainment and utility, fun and informative.”
To power its new AI tools, the company partnered with OpenAI LLC, the creator of ChatGPT chatbot. Generative AI, a type of artificial intelligence that can hold conversations, conduct research, and even make recommendations, is what ChatGPT uses.
Thanks to Discord, Clyde, a helpful bot and occasional logo that appears to provide information when users encounter errors, now uses that technology. The following week, Clyde will act almost like a different chat participant and become more helpful than ever.
Users can communicate with the new Clyde in any channel by entering “@Clyde” in a server with this new AI update. He will respond to them just like any other user, answering questions about anything from where to eat out to what movies to watch to who plays the lead character in that hit TV show (because you’re too lazy to open Google).
Like any other user, Clyde can use animated GIFs and emojis and will do so when requested.
AI capabilities were a significant addition to AutoMod as well. By enabling server moderators to automatically identify and block potentially harmful speech occurring in their channels, this feature was introduced last year to lessen their workload and enable them to take the necessary action. It uses keywords and phrases that sometimes lack context and nuance.
With the help of OpenAI’s technology, AutoMod can read the server’s posted rules, apply them to messages as they arrive, and comprehend the context in addition to keyword usage. The difference between doing this and flagging a user who said, “I hate parrots, they should die,” and asking another, “What are common ways parrots die so I can stop that from happening?”
To determine if what the user said violates the rules and flag it for moderators, the AutoMod AI can translate other languages. The original AutoMod would not have been able to do this because it would have had to use keywords very strictly to look for potentially harmful or illegal content.
Users who have been away from chats for a while will be able to catch up with them thanks to new AI-generated conversation summaries. These summaries will group related topics and offer concise summaries of what was discussed, along with participant icons. Then users can click on them to go to the context and continue reading.
Multiple topics frequently arise on servers with many players or even a small group of talkative friends. When they return, they can rejoin the conversation or comprehend what might have been discussed without feeling cut off.
The Discord team is developing a collaborative whiteboard with an AI twist as one of the upcoming features. The ability to draw on a whiteboard, choose a region, type text to describe what they want, and have a text-to-image generator turn what they drew into visuals will be available to users who join a session.
Discord also launched an AI Incubator as part of its USD 5 million ecosystem fund, which it announced in October, focusing on bringing the best AI offers to its community and developers. The new incubator will provide office space for development teams, cloud computing credits for services, and early access to Discord platform features, in addition to financial grants to support the creation of additional AI tools for Discord.