- Discord later emphasized Clyde's privacy-first and optional-only approach before concluding that they would not open Discord users' data to OpenAI.
Recently, Discord announced five new AI features that will be coming to its platform powered by OpenAI and Midjourney, the manufacturers of the most popular AI feature, chatGPT. With this latest development to their platform, Discord promised that they would not use any of the data collected by the AI features for AI tech model training.
According to a statement made by a Discord spokesperson to Techradar:
The blog post further clarified that,
“Clyde does not store, record, or use any voice channels or video chat data from users.” Discord added a paragraph to its blog post to re-emphasize Clyde’s “privacy-first and optional-only approach.”
The new Discord’s AI features involve several features and tools, which include an AI-powered Cylde chatbot, which can now have conversations and answer simple questions, among others.
There is also the AutoModAI, previously known as AutoMod, which they have now modified for large language model technology to block users’ content that contradicts the server’s rule and simultaneously adds the context of conversations.
Although the Discord platform now uses OpenAI features, it is still not allowed to access Discord users’ data to develop other AI models. Discord’s chatbot, Clyde, can only access user messages when users interact directly with the AI.
One truth we all know about AI is that it constantly needs its users’ data to keep its wheels turning. These data can, however, be obtained from companies’ AI algorithms or by feeding chatbots.