Discord is shutting down its AI chatbot Clyde. According to their support notes, Clyde will deactivated after December 1. This means that users cannot engage with the bot in any way. The bot was already in the testing phase but saw nothing after that.
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Discord – Clyde
Earlier this year, Discord began testing Clyde’s AI capabilities. The chatbot was able to converse and respond to queries from Discord users by utilizing OpenAI’s models. Since then, it has only been used in restricted testing.
“Discord is constantly working on bringing users new features and experiences. Clyde is one iteration of this work, and we look forward to unveiling new user experiences in the future,” said Kellyn Stone in an interview with Verge.
We don’t know about a specific reason as to why Discord is deactivating Clyde. The chatbot might reappear in the future as a paid Nitro-only feature. Or maybe Discord determined an AI chatbot wasn’t necessary to integrate into its service after learning enough throughout its testing phase. Discord hasn’t disclosed the precise reason for its shutdown, though.
However, Discord has been playing around with AI for multiple things. These have been things like catching up on conversations in large servers etc. However, they still have to figure out a proper way to actually make it work.