Character AI unveiled Character Calls.

PLUS: AI superheroes



Good morning, human brains, and welcome back to your daily munch of AI news.

Here’s what’s on the menu today:

  • Bots don’t send you to voicemail 🤖 🤳

    Character AI has unveiled Character Calls.

  • AI superheroes 🫣 💻

    It’s not the hero we need. It’s the hero we deserve.

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No friends? Phone a bot 🤖 🤳

Yesterday, Character AI unveiled Character Calls. It allows you to have a one-on-one phone call with AI avatars.

What do you call a fake call? A Phone-y. 😂

What’s Character Calls?

It allows you to have two-way voice conversations with different AI personalities.

What’s the point?

You can talk to AI versions of celebrities, historical figures, fictional characters, therapists, and more. You can create characters to brainstorm with, debate with, vent to, and more.

How does it work?

You can initiate a call with a chosen character, switch between voice or text communication, adjust their voices, accents, and personalities, and more.

How much does it cost?

You can sign up for free. For $9.99 a month, you get faster response times, early access to new features, and more.

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Think Pieces 🧠

A robot face with living human skin cells? Researchers created this to allow humanoid robots to have realistic smiles and emotions.

Startup News 💰

Meta tests user-created AI chatbots on Instagram. It will initially launch with about 50 creators, with a full rollout by August.

Google rolls out new Gemini AI features in Gmail. It will feature a side panel for summarizing email threads, drafting new emails, and more.

Research 👨‍🔬

ClotheDreamer — Generates 3D garments from prompts using Disentangled Clothe Gaussian Splatting for separate optimization of clothing and body models.

WARP — improves large language models (LLMs) by balancing reward optimization and pre-trained knowledge retention.


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