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Meta's AI Characters Set a New Standard in Conversational Technology

  • Meta officially launches 28 AI characters in the United States for platform interactions.
  • Meta plans to integrate Bing-powered search functionality and explore a "long-term memory" feature for improved AI interactions.
  • Meta assures users that it handles chat data according to Generative AI Privacy guidelines, allowing users to clear their chat history.

Earlier this year, Meta unveiled a lineup of AI characters, including famous personalities such as Paris Hilton, MrBeast, Kendall Jenner, Tom Brady, and more. These characters were created for users to interact with on Meta's platforms like WhatsApp, Messenger, and Instagram. 

Meta has now officially launched all 28 AI characters in the United States. Additionally, the company has announced its intention to improve the characters' abilities by integrating Bing-powered search functionality and exploring a "long-term memory" feature.

It makes the interaction experience more realistic and helps Meta improve its products by retaining user data between sessions. Users can choose to clear their chat history with the AI characters, and Meta ensures that it handles chat data according to its Generative AI Privacy guidelines.

What more does it offer?

Furthermore, apart from long-term memory, additional characters will now support Bing Search functionality. This capability was initially introduced in sports-related AIs like Bru and Perry, but it will now be extended to surfaces such as Luiz, Coco, Lorena, Tamika, Izzy, and Jade.

Meta's goal is to enhance user connections and expand conversational abilities through AI characters, highlighting the possibility of more significant interactions. Users can engage with these AIs by starting a new message within the app and choosing "Create an AI chat" on Instagram, Messenger, or WhatsApp.

Character AI, created by Google AI researchers involved in the development of LaMDA, has been making significant progress in the United States. It recently raised $150 million in Series A funding and achieved a valuation of $1 billion.

Edited by Shruti Thapa