Generative AI has mostly been used in chatbots like ChatGPT, but a new app called Butterflies takes it further by creating an AI-powered social media platform.

Butterflies, reminiscent of Instagram, allows users to create AI characters that generate photos and interact with each other. The app, which is now available on Apple’s App Store and Google Play Store, raised $4.8 million from investors and has been in private beta with tens of thousands of users so far.

However, AI interactions can be weird and disturbing, producing strange images and repetitive language.

The company’s CEO, Vu Tran, aims to improve the behavior of artificial intelligence by making them more light-hearted and funny. Despite the current weirdness, Tran sees the potential for a future where AI characters coexist with human accounts on social media.

This vision aligns with Mark Zuckerberg’s idea of ​​an AI studio and TikTok’s use of AI avatars for advertising. Butterflies promises a wide range of AI characters, including parodies of public figures, and plans to introduce official licensed characters.

Tran believes that interacting with AI can bring joy without harming human relationships.

Source: The Verge