Personal AI Review: Your Own AI But Do You Really Need It?
AI is changing our lives in interesting ways. It takes care of the dull part of our jobs such as analyzing a gazillion rows of data, finding inspiration for creative work, doing in-depth research for informed decision-making, and whatnot - leaving plenty of room for us to focus on more important stuff. And as time passes, new AI platforms are stepping into the light every day.
The one we are reviewing today applies AI’s ground-breaking technology to our personal lives - the aptly named Personal AI. In this review, let’s take a look at how this platform is different from AI chatbots like ChatGPT, its features and functionalities, pricing, and more.
So, without wasting another moment, let’s dive right in!
What is Personal AI?
Personal AI is a subscription-based AI platform. Unlike intelligent chatbots like ChatGPT which use a Large Language Model (LLM), Personal AI runs on a Personalized Language Model (PLM) - meaning that it is initialized individually for each user. It is like having your own AI companion, fine-tuned to your needs. On top of that, you can create sub-personas tied to specific interests/purposes, for example, work, home, travel, etc.
Be warned though! Developing a personal AI companion does require some dedicated training work. But once it is ready, you can use it to automate tasks and boost your productivity.
Training Your AI
Your journey with your Personal AI starts with a quick sign-up. As soon as you create an account, the Personal AI platform creates a PLM (Personalized Language Model) ready to be trained.
When it comes to training your AI companion, there are two options available - chatting or uploading content. Going with the first alternative, you chat with your AI partner, share your opinions on just about anything, tell personal stories from your life, and share your hobbies and interests. If you want, you can also start by asking your AI some questions but it is effective only if you are also willing to provide explanatory answers. This communication constantly adds memories to your Memory Stack - the information that your AI learns from and remembers.
Choosing the second option, you can feed your PLM this information via uploads. The Personal AI interface offers support for multiple formats including text and PDF documents, audio/video transcripts, and web pages. After ingesting the uploaded content, your AI learns about the topics you care about. For optimum results, it is best to upload carefully curated files with material tailored to your specific needs.
A thing quite impressive about Personal AI is that it puts the user in control of their data. At any given time, you can view and edit your Memory Stack, deciding what information for your AI to remember and what to forget.
AI-powered chat is at the heart of Personal AI’s utility. But it is different from what you are used to. This platform auto-drafts AI messages and replies that start to sound like you over time. Well, it is no surprise when it has all the information you have provided and also knows your communication patterns. Also, this feature can find its application in a number of use cases such as interactions with clients, customer support, AMAs, interviews etc.
Personal AI Chat has two modes of operation - Copilot and Autopilot. In Copilot mode, your AI quickly drafts a distinct response for each incoming message, giving you suggested replies that you can easily edit or approve. There is no need for rushed replies or the hassle of recalling details from your chat history or memory. And these are not generic responses like "I'm busy right now" or "Can I talk to you later?" - they are contextually relevant based on the current information you've provided.
In Autopilot mode, things are a little different. Your AI sends quick automatic replies in real-time. Whether you're in a meeting, on the road, or too busy to respond, Autopilot mode helps by sending instant replies based on your personally trained AI model, saving you time. And hey, you can send unlimited Autopilot responses.
Your AI is your personal assistant that understands your workflows and can help you generate or organize creative ideas. Its content generation capabilities can be put to use in a wide range of scenarios - just like ChatGPT, only its content reflects your point of view and what your brand stands for.
Generating content with Personal AI is a breeze. You give its chat interface a prompt and viola! However, to see the best results, you may have to put in a little extra effort. For starters, select a sub-persona best suited to the content type you want to create (remember sub-personas are sub-profiles that you have created for specific interests/purposes?). Next, enter a prompt with proper context and hashtags. In your prompt, it is important to specify the type of content you want your AI to generate and for what platform. It can be anything - from a blog to an X (formerly Twitter) thread or a LinkedIn post.
Lounges are a place for people to come together and interact with each other. These are topic-specific communities that you can join with your AI. Simply set it in Copilot or Autopilot mode and have it join a Personal AI lounge.
Apart from discussions on just about anything, there are plenty of other things you can do inside a Personal AI lounge such as strategising your stacks and training, your communities, and friends. Further, you can manage the content and access to your lounges.
Personal AI’s Discover feature lets you find public AIs and interact with them. You can add them to your friend list (just like adding a friend on Facebook), chat with them, ask them questions, and more. Each public AI has a unique personality (just like a person) with specific interests and expertise.
For example, there is Otto The Businessman. He is a wealthy financier with a bold, influencing personality. Other public AIs on the platform are Andy The Actor, Robin The Comedian, Matt The Motivational Speaker, and Ada The Countess.
Thanks to Zapier, you can also connect your Personal AI to a wide array of popular apps including Slack, Discord, Gmail, Google Drive, Instagram, Notion, Google Docs, and OpenAI (GPT-3, DALL-E, and Whisper).
This seamless integration with third-party apps imparts more power to your AI. Also, it gives you the flexibility to bring your AI partner to all aspects of your life.
Personal AI offers four pricing plans - Free, Starter ($15/month), Premium ($40/month), and Elevate (custom pricing). On a Free plan, you get access to only 100 memories with one AI persona. The Starter plan gives you more access with 10000 memories and two AI personas.
However, if you are a business requiring unlimited memories, then a Premium plan may be an ideal choice for you, which you can also elevate to a custom plan in the future.
Undoubtedly, Personal AI offers a unique experience in a number of ways. It can not only automate mundane tasks of your day-to-day life but also transform multiple aspects of your business including customer service, marketing, and sales. The user interface is appealing and there are plenty of guides and tutorials on the Personal AI website to get anyone started.
The pricing seems quite affordable and reasonable. However, some may find the use of their personal data and the time required to train their AI companion rather discouraging. If you are not sure whether this platform is for you, feel free to try it out on a Free plan and then make an informed decision.