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The best AI chatbots in 2024

By Miguel Rebelo · December 1, 2023
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ChatGPT was the first widely used AI chatbot, but now the competition is getting fierce. Other models are joining the scene, offering longer conversational memory, empathetic responses, and grounding in your own data—among many other possibilities.

Allow me to save you a dozen Google searches (or ChatGPT prompts). I spent time talking to some of the best AI chatbots to see how they measure up. You'll find a bit of everything here, including ChatGPT alternatives that'll help you create content, AI chatbots that can search the web, and a few just-for-fun options. You'll even see how you can build your own AI chatbot if you don't find what you're looking for here.

It's likely that between the time I write this and the time you read it, there will be even more AI chatbots on the market, but for now, here are the most interesting ones to watch.

The best AI chatbots

  • The original: ChatGPT

  • Longest conversation memory: Claude

  • Online search, text, and image generation: Microsoft Bing AI

  • Integration with Google apps: Google Gemini

  • Open license: Meta AI

  • For automation: Zapier Central

  • For personal use: Pi

  • Multiple AI models: Poe

  • For internet deep dives: Perplexity

  • For building your own external chatbot: Zapier Chatbots

  • Safety off: Grok

  • Open source: HuggingChat

  • For searching the web: YouChat, KoalaChat

  • For content writing: Jasper Chat, Chat by Copy.ai, Chatsonic, ZenoChat

  • For sales and marketing: ChatSpot

  • For messaging: Personal AI

  • For tinkering: OpenAI playground, DeepAI Chat

  • For fun: Character.AI

  • On social media: Snapchat My AI

  • For learning: Khan Academy's Khanmigo

  • On mobile: Chatty Butler, ChatOn

  • For coding auto-complete: GitHub Copilot, Amazon CodeWhisperer, Tabnine, Codeium

What to look for in an AI chatbot

Before we dive in, let's talk a bit about how ChatGPT works. This will help you understand what's interesting about each AI chatbot and use it to your advantage.

ChatGPT is an app created by OpenAI that lets users interact with its AI models, including, most recently, GPT-4o. The app takes the prompts you write and passes them to the AI model. This model runs the prompt through its systems and returns the results back to the app, so you can read them in a conversational chatbot style.

While the app takes care of the features—for example, saving your conversation history—the AI model takes care of the actual interpretation of your input and the calculations to provide an answer. For more context, take a look at our breakdown of ChatGPT vs. GPT.

Many of the apps on this list are also powered by OpenAI's GPT models. But even when that's the case, the app developers can pass additional commands to configure how the model replies, so you may see different results when you try each chatbot, even though they're running on the same engine. (Some apps on this list use non-GPT models, which are proprietary to the company that built the app.)

With that in mind, here's what I was keeping an eye out for as I tested each AI chatbot online:

  • Accuracy and responsiveness. Given that a lot of AI chatbots are using GPT right now, they'll generally give you similar-ish content. But there were some duds. I didn't include any platforms that couldn't generate coherent language, that delivered wildly inaccurate information on a consistent basis, or that couldn't move a conversation forward naturally.

  • Easy access. There shouldn't be any advanced setup or technical requirements to talk to a chatbot, when you can do it quickly (and for free) with ChatGPT.

  • Chat experience. There are lots of ways to interact with AI, but the staple of ChatGPT is interacting with the model through a chat window. With a few exceptions, each app on this list is a conversational AI chatbot (I'll explain any exceptions as I get to them).

  • Extra features. Anything on top of entering your prompt and receiving the output is welcome, from multi-language support to connecting directly to the internet.

Based on my research and experiences interacting with them, here are the best AI chatbots for you to try. Have fun—I know you will.


ChatGPT

The original AI chatbot

Model: OpenAI GPT-3.5, GPT-4, GPT-4o, DALL·E 3

ChatGPT, the best AI chatbot

ChatGPT is the original AI chatbot. After its late 2022 release, it took the world by storm in 2023 and put AI back in the news. It's very simple to use: start a conversation by writing your prompt at the bottom of the screen. As the output comes back, a new entry is created on the left-side menu, so you can keep all your threads separate and come back to them later. If any of these is particularly interesting, you can share a link to it and show it to others (and they can start where you left off).

Even though it sometimes puts out factual errors while displaying total confidence—what experts call hallucinations—ChatGPT is still the industry leader for now. It remembers what you've said within each conversation, using it as context to provide more accurate output as it moves forward. It can accept text commands, helping you format and customize the output. And it's extremely flexible, tackling tasks in any discipline with an acceptable level of accuracy—just be sure you fact-check. You can share your conversations with others and add custom instructions to customize the bot even further.

With the release of GPT-4o, ChatGPT got even more interesting. It's now using a multimodal model, which means you can do everything from text-to-image prompting, data analysis, and voice conversations—and it's impressively fast.

You can even build your own custom bot with unique instructions and data using GPTs. These bots can carry out straightforward tasks, simplify processes, or just do zany things for the fun of it. When you add Zapier's AI Actions to it, you can access thousands of other apps from your GPT too.

You can also do the opposite, building ChatGPT into your existing workflows with Zapier's direct ChatGPT integration. No matter where you are, you can use ChatGPT to summarize, generate replies, or anything else you can dream up. Here are a few examples.

Start a conversation with ChatGPT when a prompt is posted in a particular Slack channel

Start a conversation with ChatGPT when a prompt is posted in a particular Slack channel
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Slack + ChatGPT

Create email copy with OpenAI from new Gmail emails and save as drafts in Gmail

Create email copy with OpenAI from new Gmail emails and save as drafts in Gmail
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Gmail + OpenAI (GPT-4, DALL-E, Whisper)

Create article summaries with OpenAI from the Zapier Chrome extension

Create article summaries with OpenAI from the Zapier Chrome extension
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Zapier Chrome extension + OpenAI (GPT-4, DALL-E, Whisper) + Web Parser by Zapier

Zapier is the leader in workflow automation—integrating with 6,000+ apps from partners like Google, Salesforce, and Microsoft. Use interfaces, data tables, and logic to build secure, automated systems for your business-critical workflows across your organization's technology stack. Learn more.

Claude

Longest conversation memory

Model: Proprietary

Claude, the best AI chatbot with a long conversation history

Jumping from the bottom of this list in my last update straight to second position now, meet Claude. Anthropic's chatbot aims to be helpful, harmless, and honest. The conversation flows naturally, with responses that are straight to the point, without lengthy introductions and conclusions like ChatGPT sometimes prefers using.

What's impressive about it is the length of its context window. This is the fancy name for the conversation memory that chatbots are equipped with: it helps it remember what topic you're talking about, past questions you asked, and how it answered. This feature is what makes answering questions like "can you summarize everything we've talked about into a key takeaway?" possible to answer.

Where ChatGPT can only remember up to 24,000 words worth of conversation, Claude 3 takes this to 150,000 words. Since there's a file upload feature, this AI model is great for summarizing and asking questions based on long documents. Just make sure to keep the entire word count—questions and answers combined—below the limit.

The free plan is limited to 25 messages per day. You can unlock more by subscribing to the pro plan, going for $20 per month. Once you remove that cap, you can integrate Claude with Zapier to automate your tech stack. Learn more about how to automate Claude, or get started with one of these pre-made workflows.

Create blog posts based on keywords with Claude and save in Google Sheets

Create blog posts based on keywords with Claude and save in Google Sheets
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Google Sheets + Anthropic (Claude)

Send AI-generated responses in Slack

Send AI-generated responses in Slack
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Slack + Anthropic (Claude)

Microsoft Bing AI

Online search, text, and image generation

Model: OpenAI's GPT and DALL·E models

Microsoft Bing AI, the best AI chatbot for online search, text, and image generation

Early in 2023, Microsoft upped its investment in OpenAI and started developing and rolling out AI features into its products. One of those was Bing, which now has an AI chatting experience that will help you search the web. Once you enter your prompt, it will search the internet for you, process the results, and present you with a reply containing the links it used as a base.

It can now show image results in the chat window, but it doesn't pick up too well on the intent of image search: it usually prints out a list of image links instead of an image gallery. And if you want to re-read past conversations, you can do so by clicking on each one on the right side of the screen.

Moving away from search, Bing AI is now connected to OpenAI's DALL·E 3, so I can get my daily fix of AI-generated golden retriever images. State that you want to generate an image while chatting, and enter the prompt. Once it's out, you can ask to regenerate with new instructions, though in my experience, it doesn't work well 100% of the time.

It's fully integrated into Microsoft Edge, the native Windows browser. There are a few cool tools there. The best one lets you generate text in the sidebar and paste it with one click into any input field on a web page. This is useful for generating emails and pasting them into the compose window, for example.

Bing AI is still behaving strangely, sometimes ending conversations abruptly—still, it's nothing like when it revealed its gaslighting skills. Don't take it personally if it says it doesn't want to continue the conversation. Hit New Thread, and keep going.

Here's a full rundown of ChatGPT vs. Bing Chat.

Google Gemini

Integrates with Google products

Model: Gemini

Bard, the best ChatGPT alternative for connecting to Google apps

Google has been in the AI race for a long time, with a set of AI features already implemented across its product lineup. After an epic hiccup during the initial product demo, Gemini (formerly Bard) is really growing on me.

Gemini can connect to the internet to find sources (even offering a handy button that lets you Google it yourself), which is a huge selling point. The search results can even show images directly on the chat window. It also lets you edit your prompt after you've sent it and offers up to three drafts of each output, so you can pick the best one. It can keep track of your conversation history, and you can share your conversations with others.

But here's what I love: it integrates deeply with your Google account and with other Google products such as Hotels, Flights, and YouTube. Want to search your Gmail file jungle with one prompt? Do it. Summarize files inside your Google Drive? Yes, please. Check real-time flight and hotel prices as the AI builds your trip? Schedule that time off: it even gives you a packing list.

When compared with ChatGPT, Gemini feels more conversational and less oriented toward text commands. To read more about their differences, here's a direct comparison: ChatGPT vs. Google Gemini.

And with Zapier's Google Vertex AI and Google AI Studio integrations, you can access Gemini from all the apps you use at work. Here are a few examples to get you started.

Activate prompts in Google AI Studio when new button clicks are detected in Zapier Chatbots

Activate prompts in Google AI Studio when new button clicks are detected in Zapier Chatbots
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Zapier Chatbots + Google AI Studio (Gemini)

Send prompts in Google AI Studio (Gemini) when new messages are sent to a page in Facebook Messenger

Send prompts in Google AI Studio (Gemini) when new messages are sent to a page in Facebook Messenger
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Facebook Messenger + Google AI Studio (Gemini)

Send prompts in Google Vertex AI every day using Schedule by Zapier

Send prompts in Google Vertex AI every day using Schedule by Zapier
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Schedule by Zapier + Google Vertex AI

Classify texts in Google Vertex AI when new or updated rows occur in Google Sheets

Classify texts in Google Vertex AI when new or updated rows occur in Google Sheets
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Google Sheets + Google Vertex AI

Meta AI

Open license AI model

Model: Meta's Llama 3

Llama 2, the best AI chatbot for an open license AI model

Meta joined the AI game in a unique way. Instead of building a commercial chatbot like all the competition, it first decided to launch its own AI model, Llama, with a generous open licensing framework. This means that you can use it and tweak it for free until you hit a revenue limit—but this limit is super high, designed to fence out the big tech competitors from ever using this LLM. 

While the actual process of deploying a Llama model is reserved for developers, Meta recently released Meta AI, its chatbot. The output feels more direct, less tuned than other chatbots, a vanilla model ready to be specialized and tweaked to unique needs.

Llama's promising future is tied to its open licensing terms. While using it isn't as exciting as other options here, it's definitely a model to keep an eye on. You may end up interacting with multiple implementations of it in other apps in the future. Learn more about how Meta AI compares to ChatGPT.

Zapier Central

Automation

Model: Open AI GPT

Zapier Central, an AI chatbot built for automation

Zapier Central is an experimental AI workspace where you can teach bots to work across thousands of apps. But the interface is a chatbot, which means that creating your own AI agent is as simple as using ChatGPT.

Start by giving your bot access to your company's source of truth. Then, you can ask bots about that data as well as all the data in your apps—and data sources will sync automatically. You can train your bots to work while you're not there: they can write, send and update information, analyze data, and everything in between.

And because it works across all your apps—Slack, Gmail, Facebook Lead Ads, Google Sheets, Airtable, Shopify, you name it—you can trigger behaviors based on anything that happens in your tech stack.

Think of these bots as mini teammates who help you with specific tasks, like analyzing your spreadsheets, searching the web, or drafting responses to customers. By chatting directly with AI, you can train them by showing them the exact behaviors to follow—without using a line of code.

It's AI chat, automation, and data analysis all in one place. Learn more about Zapier Central, and then get started for free.

Try Zapier Central

Pi

For personal use

Model: Inflection-1

Pi, the best AI chatbot for personal use

Pi: with a short name that stands for personal intelligence, Inflection AI's new chatbot sets out to be engaging and supportive. It may not be as flexible as ChatGPT—it can't write articles or search the internet—but it offers a fresh user experience that's worthy of mention.

The app is minimalistic and filled with loads of cute details and animations. You'll find that Pi isn't tuned for long answers. Instead, it prefers shorter bursts of conversation and loves asking questions. It wants you to share your day, mention difficulties you're having, or talk through problems in your life. It's friendly, and while vague at times, it always has nice things to say.

In addition to the standard chat mode, you can switch to SupportPi to talk things through, get advice, or just as a "sounding board" for stuff on your mind. You can combine these models with the Discover section, where you can choose a conversation type, with options such as "practice a big conversation," "get motivated," or "just vent."

No big productivity use cases, sure. But maybe there's no productivity if you don't keep your personal stuff in order, and that's exactly Pi's angle. 

It's free to use at the moment, so you can jump right in. To keep track of your conversation history, you'll have to provide your name and phone number. This way, Pi will be able to text you from time to time to ask how things are going, a nice reminder to check in and catch up.

Poe

For trying multiple AI models

Model: OpenAI's GPT and DALL·E models, StableDiffusionXL, Claude 1 and 2, PaLM, Llama (multiple versions), Solar 70B, Mistral 7B

Poe, the best AI chatbot for trying different AI models

ChatGPT, Claude 2, and StableDiffusion XL walk into a bar. That bar is called Poe, which acts as a kind of AI model aggregator. It's the best if you want to try out the top models on the market right now for a single-pack price of $20 per month. There will be message limits for the highest quality models, but it's still better than subscribing to each individual one if you want to explore.

When you're done chatting, you might want to try creating your own bot. You can set its system prompt, add a knowledge base, and configure a greeting message. This feels like one of OpenAI's GPTs, with two key differences: you can pick which AI model you want to use as a base, and you can monetize it by setting up your creator account. As I write this, you get $20 whenever a user subscribes to Poe by using one of your chatbots. If you create a good one, maybe your Poe subscription can pay itself multiple times over.

Perplexity

For internet deep dives

Model: OpenAI GPT-3 and GPT-4

Perplexity, the best AI chatbot for internet deep dives

Perplexity is another take on AI internet-connected chatbots for handling more information and longer, less organized searches. Here's why: when getting the output, you'll see a list of all the sources below it. Then, you can add a new prompt to continue that search, or pick one of the suggested related search terms. All the results will stack on the bottom, so you can scroll up or down to read everything.

You can tick Copilot in the search bar to get some help with product recommendations, best healthy recipes, or travel tips, for example. Once you enter your prompt, Perplexity will ask you a set of qualifying questions to home in on your intent. The resulting output summarizes all the key information, acting as a good starting point for a deep dive.

When you share your chats with others, they can continue the conversation you started without limitations. On your end, you can see the views for shared conversations, likes, and follow-up questions, making the experience more interactive.

A new feature, Discover, rounds up popular searches into one short, snappy article. For example, "the most streamed artist in 2023" brings together the sources that prove that Taylor Swift attained 26.1 billion streams, coupled with a short AI-generated summary unpacking the important information about the topic.

Now better prepared for advanced tasks like solving equations and processing real-time data by leveraging Wolfram Alpha, Perplexity is positioning itself more and more as a powerful and straightforward search tool. Learn more about how it compares to ChatGPT.

Zapier Chatbots

For building your own chatbot

Model: OpenAI GPT-3.5 or GPT-4 via your own API key

Zapier AI Chatbot, the best way to build your own AI chatbot

Zapier's free Chatbots tool lets you create custom AI-powered chatbots with the power of GPT. Creating a chatbot is easy: you just give it a name, an optional greeting and prompt placeholder letting chatters know what to do, and then the directive. In the directive, you'll tell the chatbot who it is, what it knows, and how it should answer. The Zapier team has created everything from a corporate jargon translator, to a press release generator, to a risk assessment bot. Whatever you want the bot to be, it will be.

You can turn the creativity up or down (like you might in the OpenAI playground) and even customize the look and feel of your bot. And you can even train the bot on specific documents, so it can serve as a knowledge source based on your documentation. Or you can start with a pre-made template like the Business Coach bot, the Explain bot, or the ZapChat bot.

Then you can create a nice little landing page for it and give it a unique URL that you can share with anyone. Read more about how to build your own AI chatbot with Zapier.

Try Zapier Chatbots

Grok

Tuned for straight answers (safety off)

Model: Grok-1

Elon Musk is already in the space race, so why not also join the AI race? After a lightning development speed of four months from zero to ready, Grok can deliver promising results when compared with the leading models. But beyond the technical stuff, what's really magnetic about it are the details.

Let me open this by saying that I haven't been able to test it yet. I'm not much of a Twitterer (or Xer), so I can't subscribe to an X Premium+ plan because I've been inactive for a long time. What you're about to read is a roundup of news and opinion pieces I've been consuming online. I highly encourage you to dive in, too; it's super interesting.

Grok is supposed to deliver the truth, as straight as it can. Philosophical issues aside, this means that the AI isn't held back by the same safety measures as GPT or Claude. It won't shy away from replying to any question that crosses your mind. This cuts both ways, so it's hard to make a judgment here.

It's set to deliver this truth in the style of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. This book is an interactive encyclopedia of trivia and how-to guides to anything in Douglas Adams' fictional universe: you ask, it delivers. I wonder if it does so in the same writing style: if so, the humor will be top-notch.

More than using its training data for generating answers, Grok may be wired into the X platform's real-time data one day. This is the equivalent of having a chatbot grounded in the live activity of a social media network. This is huge: imagine being able to ask questions about trends, conversations, or even user sentiment. I'm curious to ask how Grok rates the average mood of X users on a given day.

Finally, the name: to grok means "to understand something intuitively, or by empathy." An interesting moniker for an AI system that may have neither. I promise I'll keep my mind open to the possibility.

HuggingChat

Open source

Model: OpenAssistant Llama

A screenshot of HuggingChat, the best open source AI chatbot

Presenting HuggingChat, an open source chatbot assembled by Hugging Face. It's similar to ChatGPT in terms of user experience, it accepts instructions equally well, and it seems to be happier right from the get-go—at least judging from the number of "Sure thing!", "Of course!", and "Let me know if any of these spark interest and we can brainstorm further!" I got.

I appreciate the enthusiasm, but the road is still rocky:

  • It delivers a decent number of factual errors (David Benger is not a Microsoft co-founder), but we should all work up our fact-checking skills anyway.

  • Parts of the output seem out of place. In one of our conversations, the model told me that some parts of its earlier output may have spelling errors.

  • It sometimes stops generating output in the middle of a response, so keep your prompts short. Asking it to "continue" won't work all the time: sometimes the model will stay on topic; other times it'll go on a wild goose chase.

Despite these limitations, it feels great to use HuggingChat. It's something to compare ChatGPT to, revealing a bit about how these models take your inputs and calculate the outputs. You can definitely add it to your brainstorming toolkit, but I'd keep it away from more serious parts of your workflow—at least for the time being.

You can connect Hugging Face to Zapier, so it can talk to all the other apps you use. Here are some examples of how to automate Hugging Face, or you can get started with one of these templates.

When you get a Zendesk ticket generate a response with Hugging Face

When you get a Zendesk ticket generate a response with Hugging Face
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Zendesk + Hugging Face

Automatically update Trello cards with Hugging Face

Automatically update Trello cards with Hugging Face
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Trello + Hugging Face

YouChat

For searching the web

Model: OpenAI GPT-3

YouChat, an AI chatbot that's connected to the internet

YouChat's user interface is reminiscent of a Google Search results page. The difference is there's a tab for AI chat in addition to the traditional video, news, and image search tabs.

Once you enter your prompt and receive the output, you can browse a list of web search results on the right side of the screen. At the bottom, you can also find contextual buttons that open up a collection of Reddit posts about the topic or maps with pins of any places discussed, for example. If you like the simplicity of ChatGPT, this might feel a bit crowded, but it's great for browsing lots of information faster.

You can adjust the priority that the engine should give to different sources by up- or down-voting them. This feature is called Apps—you can browse a huge list containing names such as Reddit or TechCrunch, and you can set the priorities based on your interests.

Like ChatGPT, YouChat has a chat history, and you can also share your searches with others. If you wish Google had a Bing-like AI chat already, YouChat is worth a look.

KoalaChat

For searching the web and generating content

Model: OpenAI GPT-3.5 Turbo

KoalaChat, an AI chatbot that's connected to the internet

KoalaChat is a simple AI chat app powered by GPT-3.5 Turbo. While that sounds like the latest model from a sports car manufacturer, the output is pretty good. When I asked it to prepare a trip to the Grand Canyon, it created a three-day tour with an outline of what to see and what to do. I then asked it to give me a link to a map—and I got exactly what I asked for.

In addition to the chat experience, you can use KoalaWriter to generate blog posts with either GPT-3.5 or GPT-4. There aren't many controls when compared with tools specialized for content writing (you'll read about those next below), but they're a step up from ChatGPT's more freeform experience. KoalaChat isn't entirely free: there's a 250-message limit, and a series of limitations for KoalaWriter too. To raise the ceiling, the prices start at $9 per month, also unlocking the shiny GPT-4.

Jasper Chat

The content writing powerhouse

Model: OpenAI GPT-3 and GPT-4

Jasper Chat, the best AI chatbot for a content writing powerhouse

Jasper is an all-in-one AI content creation powerhouse. It has AI templates for all kinds of content types—YouTube video scripts, blog posts, LinkedIn profile, about page copy, you name it—and recently rolled out its own Jasper Chat, joining in on the hype as a ChatGPT competitor.

The great part about it is that you can quickly turn a conversation into a document (or more), making ideation and pushing first drafts easy work. When you input a prompt to create an article, Jasper Chat will return the result and suggest follow-up articles on similar topics.

The output quality is more or less the same when compared with ChatGPT—after all, they both use OpenAI's GPT models—but when reading the output, it feels like Jasper's developers are tuning it to adapt better for content production. Jasper Chat also connects to the internet, so you'll be able to fact-check faster with lists of fact sources.

Once you have dozens of fresh pieces to post, you may need images to go along with the text. Jasper also offers an AI image generation add-on, so you don't have to leave the platform to take care of aesthetics. All these features come with a price, but if you're on the high-volume content game, it shouldn't feel too expensive for the power you'll have at your disposal.

You can connect Jasper to Zapier to automate a lot of your content creation workflows. Discover the top ways to automate Jasper, or get started with one of these pre-made workflows.

Create product descriptions in Jasper from new or updated Airtable records

Create product descriptions in Jasper from new or updated Airtable records
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Create Jasper blog posts and monday.com items from new Google Forms responses

Create Jasper blog posts and monday.com items from new Google Forms responses
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Chat by Copy.ai

For content writing at a thoughtful pace

Model: OpenAI's GPT models

Chat by Copy.ai, the best AI chatbot for content writing at a thoughtful pace

Copy.ai is a text generation platform that focuses on writing copy. Like Jasper, it has AI templates to write content and copy faster. (If you want to dive deep into the similarities and differences, here's a look at Jasper vs. Copy.ai.)

You can chat with Chat by Copy.ai on one side of the screen and add the best ideas to the text editor on the right. When you're satisfied with the results, you can start editing the piece and organizing it into the appropriate project folder. It's a thoughtful approach.

The free plan is generous if you only need to generate content occasionally, so it's definitely worth trying to see if it fits your tech stack.

You can do even more with Copy.ai by connecting it to Zapier, so you can access it from wherever you spend you time. Learn more about how to automate Copy.ai, or try one of these pre-made workflows.

Add AI-generated blog ideas to a Google Doc

Add AI-generated blog ideas to a Google Doc
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Copy.ai + Google Docs

Chatsonic

For content writing

Model: OpenAI GPT-4

ChatSonic, an AI chatbot for content creation

Chatsonic is Writesonic's AI chatting experience. It's meant for content production at scale, straight from a chat window to your blog or social media. It connects to the internet to find sources and keeps track of the information in each conversation. But unlike the competition, it also offers:

  • Voice-to-text (you can prompt by talking out loud) and text-to-voice (it can read its output out loud back to you)

  • Sharing your conversations with family, friends, or co-workers

  • Setting the personality of the AI, letting you talk to a fitness trainer, stand-up comedian, or philosopher

  • Image generation using either Stable Diffusion or OpenAI's DALL·E

  • A prompt library with recipes to generate SEO keywords, for example; you can also save your best prompts here to reuse them later

  • A way to interact with Chatsonic from X and Slack

That's a pretty feature-rich chat experience. And you can take it one step further by connecting Chatsonic to Zapier, so you can invoke Chatsonic from whatever app you're already in. Discover the top ways to automate Chatsonic, or try one of these templates.

Use Chatsonic to analyze form submissions

Use Chatsonic to analyze form submissions
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Write and send emails with Chatsonic

Write and send emails with Chatsonic
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ZenoChat

For content writing

Model: Sophos 2, OpenAI's GPT-4

ZenoChat, an AI chatbot for content creation

TextCortex is a content generation app that has a collection of templates to turn your prompt into a first draft quickly. Within this app, you'll find ZenoChat, the chat experience powered by Sophos 2, an in-house model. OpenAI's GPT-4 is also available if you're looking for something more familiar. 

The proprietary model improved a lot since I last tested it. It can generate good output, leaning on brevity and straightforwardness. You can tune its base personality in the chat box dropdown, enable or disable web search, add a knowledge base to it, or set it to a different language.

It has a good collection of prompt templates in the marketplace. Simply browse and pick the one that best matches the task at hand. If you're too brief when writing prompts, ZenoChat has a unique feature that expands your prompt with as much detail as possible. This way, when you send it over, you can be sure you covered all the bases to get the best possible answer.

ChatSpot

For sales, marketing, and exploring your HubSpot CRM data

Model: OpenAI's GPT models

ChatSpot, the best AI chatbot for sales, marketing and exploring your HubSpot CRM data

Who'd guess that HubSpot was in on the AI race too? Yes, the CRM giant is building ChatSpot, still in alpha stage, and it has a lot of potential. The app can be connected to your HubSpot data, so you can:

  • Create, update, and add new tasks to any contacts

  • Run reports

  • Research companies and leads

  • See analytics data for your HubSpot sites

  • Do keyword research

All this with natural language prompts instead of a festival of clicks on the HubSpot CRM app. But these features are just the beginning. You can also use ChatSpot to write blog posts and post them straight to your HubSpot website.

To further improve productivity, it connects with Google Drive to speed up document creation: you can send any prompt straight to a Google Doc, a table of companies to a Google Sheet, or a generated image to Google Slides, all with just prompts. It used to offer dad jokes in loading screens, but it's so fast now that you'll be spared from this kind of humor. And you can connect HubSpot itself to thousands of other apps using Zapier—read more about how to automate HubSpot, or get started with one of these templates.

Save new HubSpot form submissions to Google Sheets rows

Save new HubSpot form submissions to Google Sheets rows
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HubSpot + Google Sheets

Send new Webflow submissions to HubSpot forms

Send new Webflow submissions to HubSpot forms
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Webflow + HubSpot

Personal AI

For messaging and training your AI clone

Model: Proprietary GGT-P OpenAI's GPT models, Claude 2

Personal AI, an AI chatbot for messaging

It's difficult to get GPT-3 to communicate exactly like you do. Personal AI helps fix that. It's based on a proprietary AI model called GGT-P, and it trains on your data: messages, documents, favorite links, and anything else you send it. Your personal AI will learn what makes you you and will adapt to your communication style.

It doesn't require a massive amount of data to start giving personalized output. To make each response more flexible, it uses OpenAI's GPT-3 to plug in the gaps, creating a mixture between a general and a personal response. You can see how much of each it is by taking a look at the Personal Score percentage.

Personal AI is great for messaging others, writing emails, or creating content in your own voice and starting from your own knowledge. It will suggest replies in your conversations that will start sounding more and more like you over time. Once you're confident it represents who you are and what you know, you can set it to Autopilot on a conversation-by-conversation basis to let it take over.

You can also connect Personal AI to Zapier, so you can automatically create memories for your chatbot as you're going about the rest of your day. Discover the top ways to automate Personal AI, or get started with one of these pre-made workflows.

Create a new memory in Personal.ai whenever you add a new database item to Notion

Create a new memory in Personal.ai whenever you add a new database item to Notion
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Notion + Personal AI

Create a new memory in Personal.ai for new messages posted to a channel in Discord

Create a new memory in Personal.ai for new messages posted to a channel in Discord
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Discord + Personal AI

OpenAI playground

For tinkering and testing your prompts

Model: OpenAI GPT-3 and GPT-4

The OpenAI playground, an AI tool for tinkering

Want to take a look under the hood? With OpenAI's playground, you can test the GPT models by entering more than just a prompt. It lets you control lots of behind-the-scenes settings:

  • Temperature controls the randomness of the output

  • Maximum length controls the length of the output

  • Stop sequences tell the model when to stop generating text

And that's just to name a few.

This is a great spot to test the capabilities of GPT. You can use it to get better at prompting, understand how AI language models work, or test the viability of an AI app business idea powered by OpenAI. It has slightly less of a chatbot feel (there's ChatGPT for that), but it still has an easy-access vibe.

If you're using it for more than tinkering, you can connect OpenAI to Zapier to do things like create automatic replies in Gmail or Slack. Discover the top ways to automate OpenAI, or get started with one of these pre-made workflows.

Create email copy with OpenAI from new Gmail emails and save as drafts in Gmail

Create email copy with OpenAI from new Gmail emails and save as drafts in Gmail
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Gmail + OpenAI (GPT-4, DALL-E, Whisper)

Get a response from GPT-3 whenever a prompt is posted in a particular Slack channel

Get a response from GPT-3 whenever a prompt is posted in a particular Slack channel
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Slack + OpenAI (GPT-4, DALL-E, Whisper)

DeepAI AI Chat

For tinkering and getting a feel of a unique model

Model: Proprietary, based on OpenAI's GPT-2's architecture

AI Chat, an AI chatbot from DeepAI

AI Chat's user interface isn't as polished as ChatGPT's, but the output feels similar most of the time. It includes a range of AI presets that change the way the AI works, which feels a lot like you're tinkering with the settings under the hood. To use these presets, scroll to the bottom of the page and click on any of them to begin:

  • AI Debate lets you enter a topic and start a debate on it. The AI will open with its own thesis, and you can reply criticizing those points. As your conversation moves forward, the AI will keep adapting and defending its ideas.

  • AI Disagreement is great if you have trouble making choices, either individually or with friends and family. Enter all the possibilities of a decision you're making, and the AI will decide for you.

  • AI Motivational Coach 1) assures you you're not alone, 2) provides a set of strategies to help you complete a difficult task, and 3) enthusiastically reminds you that "you've got this."

  • AI Terminal acts as a code tester so you can check if you're on the right track.

  • And there are a few more for talking about philosophy, discussing relationships, or giving a piratey flavor to each interaction.

There's a paid plan at $4.99 that unlocks Genius mode for chat and adds a collection of image generation credits to your pocket. AI Chat is a surprisingly solid playground—be sure to try it out.