Character.AI Introduces a Feature that Allows to Call AI Chatbots

IBL News | New York

Character.AI launched a free feature last month that allows users to talk to chatbots over calls in multiple languages and with reduced latency in a two-way voice conversation. Users can also seamlessly switch between calling and texting.

The a16z-backed startup noted that calls with AI characters can be useful for practicing language skills, giving mock interviews, and people development for games. “It’s like having a phone call with a friend,” said the company.

Earlier in March, Character.AI launched Character Voices so users can hear the characters speak in one-on-one chats.

Meanwhile, according to some media reports, Google is developing a customized chatbot platform to compete with Character.AI and Meta.