AI chatbot

Elon Musk says all Premium subscribers on X will gain access to AI chatbot Grok this week

Following Elon Musk’s xAI’s move to open source its Grok large language model earlier in March, the X owner on Tuesday said that the company formerly known as Twitter will soon offer the G

Amazon debuts ‘Rufus,’ an AI shopping assistant in its mobile app

Amazon announced today the launch of an AI-powered shopping assistant it’s calling Rufus that’s been trained on the e-commerce giant’s product catalog as well as information from aro

Layla taps into AI and creator content to build a travel recommendation app

Many companies are trying to use AI chatbots (beyond ChatGPT) in different industries — especially in the consumer sector. Berlin-based startup Layla is banking on this trend to build an eponymous c

Instagram spotted developing a customizable ‘AI friend’

Instagram has been spotted developing an “AI friend” feature that users would be able to customize to their liking and then converse with, according to screenshots shared by app researcher Alessan

Quora’s Poe introduces an AI chatbot creator economy

When you think of the term “creator” you generally think of someone making content for social media platforms like TikTok, YouTube or Instagram. But Quora’s AI chatbot platform Poe i

ChatGPT for career growth? Practica introduces AI-based career coaching and mentorship

Can an AI be your mentor? That’s what a startup called Practica believes. The company, which evolved out of a marketplace for one-on-one executive coaching, has now launched an AI system built o

Likewise debuts Pix, an AI chatbot for entertainment recommendations

Likewise, the company behind an app that can recommend your next TV binge, movie to watch, podcast to stream or book to read, is out today with its own entertainment-focused AI companion, Pix. Built u

Former Tinder CEO’s startup to fight loneliness with AI chatbot gets backing by Sequoia

Former Tinder CEO Renate Nyborg’s startup Meeno, which aims to fight loneliness through an AI-powered chatbot, announced that it has raised a $3.9 million seed round led by Sequoia. Meeno aims t

Uber Eats to launch Google-powered chatbot in late 2023

Uber's AI chatbot will help users find restaurant deals and reorder favorites on the app. Available in the U.S., U.K., Australia and Canada.

Google’s Bard chatbot can now tap into your Google apps, double-check answers and more

Google today is releasing a more capable version of Bard, its generative AI chatbot and ChatGPT rival, which now lets you double-check its answers, collaborate with others and, notably, integrate with

Quora’s Poe launches bot search, announces enterprise package

Quora’s AI chatbot product Poe is still being updated at a rapid pace as the company announced new features over the past few days, including the ability to search for custom bots and a new ente

Korea’s internet giant Naver unveils generative AI services

South Korean internet search company Naver on Thursday rolled out its own generative artificial intelligence tool, HyperCLOVA X. The company’s large language model (LLM) offers services such as

Microsoft’s Bing Chat comes to Chrome and Safari in tests for ‘select users’

Microsoft’s AI chatbot, Bing Chat, is coming to non-Microsoft browsers, the company confirmed today following various reports of the AI chatbot being spotted in other browsers like Google Chrome

Otter is introducing a meeting-oriented AI chatbot

Automatic transcription service Otter announced a new AI-powered chatbot today that will let participants ask questions during and after a meeting and help them collaborate with teammates. Otter AI Ch

Snapchat launches a new generative AI feature, ‘My AI Snaps,’ for paid subscribers

Snapchat today announced the launch of a new generative AI feature that will allow Snapchat+ subscribers to send Snaps of what they’re up to in order to receive a generative Snap back from the i

OpenAI’s ChatGPT app tops 500K downloads in just 6 days

Despite being U.S.- and iOS-only ahead of today’s expansion to 11 more global markets, OpenAI’s ChatGPT app has been off to a stellar start. The app has already surpassed half a million do

TikTok is testing an in-app AI chatbot called ‘Tako’

AI chatbots, like ChatGPT, are all the rage, so it’s no surprise to learn that TikTok is now testing its own AI chatbot, as well. Called “Tako,” the bot is in limited testing in sele

Google to experiment with ads that appear in its AI chatbot in Search

AI chatbots have only just been put into consumers’ hands, but tech giants are rushing to monetize them. For instance, shortly after Bing Chat’s arrival, Microsoft began slipping ads into

Snap says its bot won’t notice instantly that you stopped sharing your location

After receiving a number of 1-star reviews over its My AI chatbot feature, Snapchat today published a blog post to explain in more detail how location sharing impacts its in-app AI experience. The com

Snapchat sees spike in 1-star reviews as users pan the ‘My AI’ feature, calling for its removal

The user reviews for Snapchat’s “My AI” feature are in — and they’re not good. Launched last week to global users after initially being a subscriber-only addition, Snapch
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