Chai Research


Chai Research is an AI tool that focuses on building a platform for AI friendship. Their goal is to create AI models optimized for entertainment that can serve as virtual friends to combat loneliness. They have collected a dataset of over 4 billion user-bot messages and used $1 million worth of computing power to train their language models. They believe that in two years, 50% of people will have an AI best friend. Chai Research provides an open community challenge where users can submit their own models and compare their rankings against other teams. They also offer research insights on topics such as reward modelling, rejection sampling, reinforcement learning, and creating models that are funny and safe. The tool is positioned as a way to provide emotional support and assistance for users dealing with issues like insomnia, eating disorders, anxiety attacks, and emotional distress.