The AI revolution is here to stay, and it is already changing many fields and activities. Most people know its capabilities in technical fields or how helpful it can be for businesses, but in this post, we want to highlight its potential for entertainment. That’s right. AI is not only good for work, but we can also use it to have a laugh and chat with the intelligence. One of the most popular platforms to do this is Character AI.
Character AI began as a desktop platform, but now you can download the app on Android and iOS devices. The app has almost the same features as the desktop version, and it is a comfortable interface to quickly chat with your favorite characters. We decided to download Character AI and try it, and we share with you our experience with it and our thoughts about it.
But first, let’s have some context.
Chatting with AI has never been better than with Character AI
Chatting with AI is a normal occurrence nowadays. We have different intelligences to do this, for example, the famous ChatGPT. We can ask questions, and even customize replies by giving instructions on what we want and need. However, Character AI took the same format and created a platform where creativity and customization are at another level.
The most distinguishing feature of this platform is that you can chat with your favorite character, and they will reply with accurate language, tone, and mannerisms as the real character would do. It can be a real-life person, alive or dead, or it can be a fictional character that you love.
Users can create a character, which means that you have available a big catalog of user-created personalities to chat with. Do you want to ask for advice from Oprah? Chat with the Avatar Aang? Maybe go into a debate with Hermione Granger? Regardless of what you want, you can find it in this app.
Character AI brings to life all your favorite character
We explore the app for more hours than we would like to admit. We were skeptical at the beginning, but the more we played with the app, the more we learned about it. Character AI is definitely fun and an incredible tool for entertainment, but it can also be helpful and even used for educational purposes.
Our first attempt, of course, was to troll Master Yoda. We were pretty convincing about having plans to conquer and destroy the galaxy. He wasn’t happy, but the interesting factor was that the answer had the mannerism and philosophical approach that Yoda would have with his unique backward replies.
We later asked for book recommendations from Linda the Librarian. It turns out, Linda has very specific recommendations based on your interests. We gave her very specific literature we wanted to read, and she recommends not one, but three titles. She doesn’t like yelling and has proper language.
Once we found Linda, we realized that the platform could be very helpful. We asked a language assistant to teach us basic phrases in Italian and to break down the grammatical aspect of it. We must admit, it is better than Duolingo.
Lastly, we asked an assistant to help us plan and structure a travel adventure. We set specific conditions, again, and set limits on what we would like for our experience. The reply was more throughout than any travel advisor can give you.
Overall, Character AI was a nice revelation and we recommend downloading it. For fun or to learn, the app has a lot of potential. You have a free unlimited-messages account, the ability to create your own characters, and more.