Editor’s Note: This article was amended on March 9, 2023 and March 13th, 2023 with answers and links to some frequently asked questions about settings, privacy and data.
Whether it’s generating a shiny new avatar or putting into words something you couldn’t quite figure out on your own, new experiences using generative artificial intelligence are popping up every day.
However, “tons of people use AI on Discord” might not be news to you: more than 30 million people already use AI apps on Discord every month. Midjourney’s server is the biggest on Discord, with more than 13 million members bringing their imaginations to pixels. Overall, our users have created more than 1 billion unique images through AI apps on Discord. And this is just the start.
Almost 3 million Discord servers include an AI experience, ranging from generating gaming assets to groups writing novels with AI, to AI companions, AI companies and AI-based learning communities. More than 10 percent of new Discord users are joining specifically to access AI interest based communities on our platform.
Why is Discord becoming the home for AI? Simple: on Discord you can enjoy AI with friends. Rather than just going solo with an app, you and your friends can see what sorts of exciting, wild and sometimes silly results come from prompts like “robo-hamster caught in cardboard box, renaissance painting.” (Sorry, Nelly.)
On Discord, you can use AI to supercharge your conversation with friends – you can brainstorm together, create together, make memes together. It’s both entertainment and utility, fun and informative.
And as a developer myself, what’s really exciting is seeing how teams and communities use our platform as their sandbox and build AI services directly on Discord. Open source teams are prototyping new models with early community members in Discord servers, and AI fans are sharing their favorite large language model prompts with each other. For example, the creators of Stable Diffusion, the popular open-source image model, first met and collaborated in a Discord community.
Today, we’re sharing a few new things about AI on Discord:
- Three really cool AI experiences we’re launching as free public experiments in a limited number of servers: Clyde, AutoMod AI, and Conversation Summaries
- Two sneak previews of future AI explorations we’re excited about: Avatar Remix and a whiteboard with AI prototype
- News about a new Discord AI Incubator to help fund innovative AI startups