Messaging App’s Seamless Switch To AI Chatbot
A messaging app founded in Israel is integrating a chatbot so users can seamlessly switch between video calls and AI queries.
Rakuten Viber says it will make AI more accessible for its users, with no need to access their email or create separate accounts for generative AI models like DALL-E and Davinci.
Users can switch between chatting with friends and using the bot to generate art or answer a question.
“Excitement about generative AI technology currently has many of the tech industry’s attention and every day more and more people are exposed to the wonders that can be achieved with this technology,” says Ofir Eyal, CEO of Rakuten Viber.
“However, access to some of these tools is not very simple for everyone and now, we are offering the easiest way to try out various AI services in the comfort of a Viber chat, inside the app, without the need to register to a special service or further hassle and completely free.
“We provide access to these industry-leading AI tools directly on the app and users can quickly share their creations or answers. Right now, the chatbot offers two options – one for images and one for text – and we’re looking continuously to expand the offering in the near future.”
Viber was founded in 2010 in Bene Brak, Israel, and was acquired by Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten in 2014 for $900 million.