Patent published on November 2, 2023

Patent Promises Goal-Driven Chat Feature for Theai's Chatbot

Everyday conversations have a motive, something both individuals wish to achieve through the interaction. However, when we chat with AI-based virtual characters, the exchange often feels hollow. Unlike human interaction, these programs don't have a specific goal when communicating with the user. They usually generate a response, without nudging the conversation towards a pre-defined end target. That's where Theai's newly issued patent, numbered US20230351661A1, comes into play.

The modern virtual world has been struggling to bridge the vast gap of artificiality in dialogues. When we have a chat with AI, there's no real engagement, no preferred outcome. The conversation rarely progresses in a manner that aids the virtual character and the user in achieving something beneficial. It's like playing a game of football without a goal post -that's the problem.

This issue has been disrupting the overall user experience, repeatedly drawing criticism for its limitations. User interactions lack depth and don't typically result in obtaining specific information or guiding action as they should. It's a loose end in the modern digital thread, waiting to be tied up.

Enter Theai's patent, aiming to finish this game of purpose-less chats. The proposed computer program, an enhanced version of present AI, is designed to have a specific goal while communicating with the user. The AI will not merely create and send a response; it revises this initial reaction before delivery, aligning it subtly with its desired result. This subtle change attempts to shift the conversation towards its aim, guiding user dialogue and interaction.

Mentioning figures of the patent disclosure, this is like creating a road map for the AI, making it smarter and more purposeful - a significant change to our everyday life. This patent, once applied, might revolutionize the way we interact with AI-based virtual characters. For instance, you may chat with a virtual shopping assistant that guides the conversation towards finding out what kind of product you prefer, and then recommends products accordingly. Or maybe, a virtual therapist talking with a patient about their day could subtly lead towards uncovering deeper emotional issues.

However, as exciting as this all sounds, it is essential to remember it's a patent. Whether it eventually enters the marketplace, or how soon it does, still remains uncertain.

P.S. - Although the patent holds immense promise with potential advantages, there's no guarantee that it will become available for public use. Its status is still confined to the patent documentation, thus keeping the curiosity alive for its potential role in transforming the Artificial Intelligence (AI) landscape.

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