Bloomberg Law
May 25, 2023, 1:00 PM

TikTok Is Testing an Artificial Intelligence Chatbot Named Tako

Margi Murphy

TikTok is the latest app to jump on the generative artificial intelligence bandwagon.

The social networking service is testing out a chatbot named Tako, which can answer questions and have conversations with users of the app, according to screenshots seen by Bloomberg. When asked about the feature, a representative said it was trying “new ways to power search and discovery on TikTok” in select markets.

A screenshot of the Tako feature.
Source: Bloomberg

“We’re always exploring new technologies that add value to our community,” the spokesperson said in a statement. “We look forward to learning from our community as we continue to create a safe place that ...

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