beta.character.aiEnterprise Software / Communication & Collaboration softwareFounded: 2021Funding to Date: $193.1MM

Character.AI enables character-enabled open-ended conversations between created characters and end users. Character.AI technology can be applied to customer service, education, entertainment, and more. Character.AI was founded in 2021 by Noam Shazeer and Daniel Adiwardana and is headquartered in Menlo Park, CA.

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Management Team

Noam Shazeer
Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Daniel Adiwardana
Co-Founder & President

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News Highlights

A former Google researcher behind a seminal AI paper describes how the company lost a top chatbot visionary
Google hesitated for years to release a chatbot out of fear of the repercussions should it say something wrong, according to Noam Shazeer, a former Google Brain engineer and a key figure in the development of its large language-AI technology.
Character.AI Lets People 'Talk' With A Celebrity Receives $350 Million In Andreessen Horowitz Funding Round
Venture capital fund Andreessen Horowitz led the latest massive artificial intelligence (AI) funding round with a $350 total investment in Character.AI.
Chatbot Start-Up Character.AI Valued at $1 Billion in New Funding Round
Founded by ex-Google employees, the Silicon Valley company is among the few start-ups poised to compete with OpenAI, the creator of ChatGPT.
Updated on: Jun 17, 2024


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