On the afternoon of this Thursday, May 25, it was learned that the TikTok social network is working on a ‘chatbot’ that can answer questions and hold conversations with the users of the application, which is currently undergoing internal tests.
Since the global expansion of ChatGPT, the ‘chatbot’ that uses generative artificial intelligence (AI) technology developed by OpenAI, Several technology companies have opted for this type of tools. Among them Google with Bard or Microsoft with Copilot.
The Chinese platform TikTok, owned by ByteDance, is also working on “new ways to enhance search and discovery” on the platform, as confirmed by a representative of the firm to Bloomberg.
Specifically, it is immersed in the preparation of Tako, an experimental ‘chatbot’ that “can answer questions and have conversations” with users, as indicated in screenshots of the application recovered by Bloomberg.
For now, this tool is only available to a small group of company employeesas stated by the Watchful analyst – a company that tracks development tests – Daniel Buchuk.
This tool, which would only be available to users over the age of 18, collects all types of information entered by users and shares it with anonymous “third party service providers” to provide answers to your questions.
Despite the fact that Tako registers this information, Bloomberg reports that users can choose to delete their data, although initially they are informed not to offer personal data to the ‘chatbot’, much less trust this tool to obtain advice of any kind. . “Tako’s comments are generated by AI and may not be true or accurate,” has pointed out the Watchful analyst.
Since the platform is still in the testing phase, TikTok hopes that this solution will allow it to obtain “increasingly accurate data to deliver personalized content” and individualized, with the aim of “revolutionizing the way people” make use of the platform.
TikTok launches a novelty for its users to earn money in a short time
TikTok has announced a new format for content creators to generate income through its Effect House tool, which allows you to create augmented reality (AR) effects and will compensate those who have the most popularity.
Effect House is a tool that allows you to create, publish and share AR effects in high quality through the platform, since it allows combining different resources and interactions to create virtual elements, in order to apply them to the face —with the selfie camera— or to the environment.
In recent months, the ByteDance-owned company has been adding monetization features to the platform “to further help” these users “unlock opportunities and grow their careers.”
Due to the success that Effect House has had, has opted for the Effect Creator Rewards initiative, with which it hopes to reward popular or “high-performing” effects creators, as explained in a statement.
To do this, it has announced that it will allocate a total of 6 million dollars (about 5.53 million euros) to these creators “depending on the community’s commitment to its effects.” Initially, by each effect used in 500,000 unique videos within 90 days of its publication, its creator will receive $700 (3,178,441 Colombian pesos at the current exchange rate).
Likewise, for every 100,000 videos published after reaching that figure in the same three-month period, the content creators who generated them will receive an additional $140 (about 130 euros).
*With information from Europa Press.