Pygmalion AI: Functions, features, setup & updates of the AI

Chatbots clearly show how rapidly artificial intelligence has developed in recent years. Bots have transformed from simple text-based programs into powerful AI-controlled assistants. Today, they are already able to conduct complex, personalized and human-like conversations. Pygmalion AI is currently receiving a lot of attention: an open source project dedicated to creating large language models for chat and role-playing purposes.

The Pygmalion AI generates contextual and precise answers of exceptional quality. In this way, it simulates the human experience like no other chatbot on the market. In this all-round article, we take an in-depth look at the popular AI. We show which

  • Features
  • Updates
  • Setup options
  • Features
  • Synergies

users and companies can expect and how they can stay up to date with AI adaptations.

Definition - What is Pygmalion AI?

pygmalion ai definition

Pygmalion AI is an advanced Large Language Model (LLM) from PygmalionAI Inc. that combines artificial intelligence (AI) with technologies for Natural Language Processing (NLP). Users can use the Pygmalion AI Model to create intelligent chatbots that enable human-like communication and interaction. Users can also use the AI for content creation for role-playing games and online channels such as blogs and social media.

Pygmalion is based on EleutherAI's GPT-J 6B and Meta's LlamA models.

The Pygmalion AI Bot is uncensored. This means that the output is not subject to any restrictions. In addition, the model has a low VRAM requirement of only 18 GB or less. Despite these low resource requirements, Pygmalion offers impressive chat performance comparable to much larger language models. The AI is particularly suitable for role-playing games. The curated dataset of high-quality role-playing data ensures that the bot is the ideal partner for this. What's more, both the models and the training code used are completely open source, which is particularly interesting for companies, as it means they can be adapted as required and used for individual business purposes.

Presentation of Pygmalion-2

In September 2023, PygmalionAI Inc. presented the new Pygmalion-2 models in sizes 7B and 13B on its blog. The 11B model is no longer available.

Use of data sources

As part of the update, all role-playing data based on OpenAI models was removed and data from more creative sources, such as the Claude model, was included instead. This model is known for its creativity and expressiveness.

Structure of the new data set

The new dataset consists of a mixture of high-quality role-playing forums, stories, the PIPPA dataset and logs of text adventure games. It also includes instructional data from a selection of GPT-4 generated examples, supplemented by other sources such as Airoboros and Claude's multi-round instructions to comprehensively train the model.

Teaching data

The majority of the training data comes from OpenOrca, an extensive collection of examples processed by GPT-4. This data supports the model in simulating complex thought processes and increasing the quality of the model answers. In addition, we rely on innovative teaching methods, such as "flipped learning" from the Dolly dataset, to further improve the capabilities of the models.

Test and optimization

The new models have been tested with different settings to achieve optimal performance. PygmalionAI Inc. recommends users to use their Adjust settings accordingly.

Does Pygmalion AI have anything to do with the Pygmalion Effect?

The Pygmalion effect is a concept from social psychology. It states that the expectations that one person has can influence the behavior of another person. This means that if you expect someone to be successful, that particular person will tend to be more successful.

In terms of artificial intelligence (AI), particularly chatbots like Pygmalion AI, there are several parallels to the Pygmalion effect:

Expectation Management

When users interact with a chatbot, they bring certain expectations with them. They might expect the bot to be intelligent, likeable, helpful, or fast. As the Pygmalion effect in social psychology shows, these expectations can influence the quality of the interaction. If the user has high expectations and the bot meets them, it can lead to a better user experience. Conversely, if expectations are disappointed, this can lead to a negative experience.

Learning process

Another aspect in which the Pygmalion effect comes into play in AI is machine learning. An AI system "learns" from the data it receives, and that data can be influenced by user expectations and behavior. For example, if users expect the AI to speak in a more human-like manner, and they interact accordingly, the AI might adopt that style.

Self-completing prophecy

Another parallel to the Pygmalion effect could be seen in the way chatbots and AI systems are developed and improved. If the developers of a chatbot believe and expect that their system can learn and improve, then they are likely to put more effort into optimizing the system, adding new features, and fixing bugs. In this sense, the developers' expectation can contribute to the success of the AI system.

It is important to note that these parallels are not entirely consistent and there are significant differences between human relationships (where the Pygmalion effect was originally described) and the interaction between humans and AI systems.

Pygmalion AI features and functions

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The Pygmalion AI Model is a comprehensive artificial intelligence. These functions and features in particular play a decisive role: 

Analyze trends for content creation 

AI can analyze trends in various fields. It can evaluate data to identify new emerging niches. This enables users to create relevant content based on current market events and the interests of the target group.

Generate content for social media

The Pygmalion AI Bot can generate texts and media content that is specially optimized for social media platforms. It helps users to create content for platforms such as Facebook, Instagram and X and improve their reach there.

Better chat and role play conversations 

Compared to conventional Large Language Models (LLM), the AI offers more advanced chat and role-playing conversations. It can have more natural and realistic conversations. It requires comparatively few resources to do so. 

New data regularly

Pygmalion AI performs regular updates where the model is trained with new data. The updates improve the performance of the AI. Users thus benefit from the latest developments and advances in AI research and technology.

Programming help

The AI is a valuable resource for programmers, as it can be used, for example, in the creation of Python code. Users can ask specific questions, discover errors in the code, and get code examples. The Pygmalion AI Model helps to find the right approach by suggesting how users can implement a code. To do this, it has extensive knowledge of various Python libraries and frameworks, among other things.

Modify Pygmalion AI Model 

As already described, Pygmalion is an open source model. This means that companies can modify the model and the associated code and adapt it to their specific requirements. In this way, the AI can be used in other projects or redistributed. 

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Pygmalion AI vs. Character AI

Character AI and Pygmalion AI are both Chatbot applicationsbased on neural language models that can generate human-like text responses and participate in contextual conversations. Pygmalion AI is a community dedicated to the creation of open-source large-scale language models (LLM) based on EleutherAI's GPT-J 6B and Meta's LlamA models. 

Users can create characters on Character AI, design their personalities, set certain parameters, and then publish them for others to chat with in the community.

Pygmalion AI vs. Kobold AI

While the Pygmalion AI chatbot is suitable for any form of research and content creation, Kobold AI focuses more on creating stories and playing text adventure games. The AI therefore focuses even more on the role-playing element. Nevertheless, users can also set up and use Kobold AI as a conventional chatbot.

Pygmalion AI Setup - How it works  

However, the Pygmalion AI Model is not only interesting for private use. In order to be able to work with the Pygmalion bot, companies need to establish access to the AI. In addition to the Pygmalion AI setup, we also show how users can create a character and which guidelines should be observed when using the tool:

pygmalion ai tutorial

Establish access to Pygmalion AI

Companies can gain access to AI in two ways:

a) Pygmalion AI setup via a cloud service

However, there are also other ways to set up the AI, such as using Text Generation WebUI or TavernAI and Kobold.

b) Pygmalion AI local install

  • Download the Pygmalion notebook from GitHub .
  • Install the necessary tools, including Python and a C toolchain.
  • Run the notebook to install Pygmalion on your computer.
  • After the installation is complete, you can run Pygmalion AI locally on your computer.

Please note that these instructions are for installing Pygmalion AI on a CPU-powered computer. If you have a GPU, there may be different instructions for installing AI. 

Create character

Users can chat with existing characters on Pygmalion AI or create new characters and add them to the community. The AI itself does not offer a direct way to create characters within the application. Instead, users can use third-party providers to create characters in a supported format, such as JSON or character card image files, and then import them into Pygmalion AI. Various tools such as the AI Character Editor are suitable for this. You can create your own character in the following steps:

1. Open the AI Character Editor.

2. Select the "Create new character" option or load an existing character.

3. Select the Pygmalion format from the list of supported formats.

4. Add information to the character by filling in the appropriate fields.

5. Add an image to the character by clicking the "Add Image" button.

6. Click the "Save" button to export the character in JSON format.

Follow Pygmalion AI Guidelines

The Pygmalion AI chatbot is uncensored. To ensure that companies are not blocked by the AI, you should adhere to the following Guidelines hold:

  • Read terms of use - To get started, read the platform's terms of use. This way you will know how and to what extent the AI can support you. The AI is open to people aged 16 and over.
  • Respect users - Treat other users and the AI model in a friendly and respectful manner. Any form of discrimination, hate speech, harassment and insults are not permitted.
  • Use AI responsibly and ethically - Do not disseminate false information, spam or inappropriate content. Do not use the AI for illegal activities, such as publishing copyrighted material.
  • Protecting the privacy of other users - Respect the personal data of others. For example, you must not disclose confidential information such as financial data.
  • Verify information received - Be aware that the AI may not always provide perfect answers. Check the information via other sources.
  • Do not use AI commercially without permission - Do not use Pygmalion AI for commercial purposes or advertising - unless expressly permitted.
  • Do not disclose personal data - Do not share any sensitive data via the AI. This includes, for example, ID numbers, account details and addresses.
  • Report abuse or violations - Report suspicious behavior to ensure a safe community.

Outlook - What's next?

1. use of the platform as a character repository

PygmalionAI recommends its platform as a versatile character repository that currently only supports v2 cards. In the future, an expansion of support is planned based on user interests.

2. introduction of the closed beta for the chat area

As of February 1, 2024, the closed beta phase of the chat section on the Pygmalion AI website has begun. This phase is intended to provide insights into stability, usability and operational costs that will contribute to the pricing of subscriptions. Interested in participating? Announcements will be made here: Discord.

3. moderation and content guidelines

The platform moderates adult content that must remain private. A human moderator reviews publicly submitted characters, and approved creators can bypass the waiting period.

4. financing and open source philosophy

PygmalionAI has so far been financed from private funds and caution is exercised with regard to investments that could influence the company's direction. The platform remains true to the open source philosophy, with extensions and developments planned.

5. website functions

Planned features include customizable models for specific franchises, support for lorebooks and soft prompts, API integrations, and fun modes like visual novel and text RPG.

6. uncensored content vs. adult content

The website takes an uncensored approach that does not focus primarily on adult content. The aim is to promote robust personality models and a more realistic role-playing experience by recreating human personalities.

7 Financial strategy and future open source commitments

PygmalionAI plans to reinvest any profits made and release all projects as open source once financial targets have been reached in order to ensure long-term sustainability while maintaining the open source claim.

Stay over latest changes and announcements up to date.

From chatbot to data processing platform

While Pygmalion AI shows remarkable progress in the field of chatbots and personalized communication assistants, looking at Konfuzio opens up another dimension of artificial intelligence application, focusing on the processing and analysis of unstructured data. Konfuzio, a platform for intelligent document analysis, uses state-of-the-art technologies such as machine learning and deep Learningto automatically capture, classify and interpret texts, images and complex documents.

Integration of Confucius

Similar to Pygmalion's AI, which enables customization and the development of custom models, Konfuzio offers a flexible interface (API) that makes it possible to develop tailor-made solutions for a company's specific needs. For example, the platform can be used to process large volumes of contract documents, invoices or Customer correspondence and extract relevant information quickly and efficiently. This leads to a drastic reduction in manual work and improves the accuracy and availability of critical business data.

Synergies between Konfuzio and Pygmalion AI

The synergies between Konfuzio and Pygmalion AI lie in particular in the combination of advanced text processing and user interaction. Application exampleA customer service bot based on Pygmalion is able to respond directly to individual customer inquiries by accessing data pre-processed by Konfuzio from customer documents.

The combination of Konfuzio's intelligent document processing capabilities with Pygmalion AI's interactive and personalized communication capabilities represents an advanced extension of AI usage in enterprises. This integration makes it possible not only to improve communication, but also to optimize information retrieval and processing, resulting in a more comprehensive digital transformation leads.

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What is Pygmalion AI?

Pygmalion AI is a chatbot development platform that combines AI and NLP. Pygmalion can be used to create intelligent and responsive chatbots. The current model, 7B, is based on Meta AI's LlamA model. The uncensored Pygmalion bot has low resource requirements but offers impressive chat performance. The platform is particularly suitable for role-playing games as it has a high-quality data set. Both models and training code are open source and can be customized by companies.

How to install Pygmalion AI locally?

To install Pygmalion AI locally, users must first download the Pygmalion Notebook from GitHub. Then, they can install the required tools such as Python and a C toolchain. In the next step, they run the Notebook to install the AI. After that, users can use Pygmalion AI locally on their computer.

Does Pygmalion have AI Characters?

Users cannot create characters in the Pygmalion AI application. Instead, however, you can use third-party tools to create characters in a supported format, such as JSON or character card image files, and then import them into Pygmalion. Various tools are suitable for this, such as the AI Character Editor.

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