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TikTok is testing an AI chatbot called Tako

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Source: The Verge

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TikTok is experimenting with a new AI chatbot named Tako, which provides video recommendations based on user queries, as revealed by screenshots shared with The Verge. The bot is predicted to greatly transform the app’s search and navigation capabilities, according to Daniel Buchuk from Watchful Technologies. Screenshots indicate that Tako appears above the TikTok profile icon and can handle a broad range of inquiries. It also offers prompts to assist users in initiating conversations. TikTok spokesperson, Zachary Kizer, labelled the chatbot a “limited experiment,” confirming its testing only in the Philippines as of now, with no availability in North America or Europe. The company intends to explore new technologies to enhance user experience and is eager to learn from the community feedback.

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