The CatGPT chatbot is the meow machine you never knew you needed

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A response from CatGPT.
A response from CatGPT.Screengrab/CatGPT
  • Riding on the back of ChatGPT's success is CatGPT, a meow machine.

  • While it may not be all-knowing, it definitely has a lot to say — or, more accurately, meow.

  • If you're on a trip and you miss your feline friend back home, you know what to turn to.

Meet ChatGPT's feline contender, CatGPT. It may not be able to pass the bar exam or an AP biology test, but it's sure got a lot to say.

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Designed to look identical to ChatGPT's landing page, CatGPT accepts all sorts of prompts.

But here are some suggested questions for the cat-bot: "Explain how cats use quantum mechanics in hunting," and "Got any creative ideas for a cat's 10th birthday celebration?"

CatGPT's landing page.
CatGPT's landing page.Screengrab/CatGPT

Each answer comes with a gif of cats being cats — losing their balance, drinking water from a tap, asking for belly rubs and more.

Then comes a long stream of "meows," sometimes far more than the prompts warrant. For example, Insider asked CatGPT what's the biggest state in the US. A simple "meow" would have sufficed.

Instead, the reply was: "Meow meow meow meow - meow meow! Meow meow - meow meow meow. Meow meow meow meow meow - meow meow? Meow meow meow meow meow meow - meow meow meow meow. Meow meow meow meow meow - meow meow meow meow meow meow."

The software says some of its capabilities include being able to "remember where user buried all the treats." It also acknowledges that it has some limitations, like "occasionally producing hairballs."

The meow-heavy chatbot is also going viral on Tiktok. Tiktok user "lonebody" posted a video saying he accidentally typed "CatGPT" instead of "ChatGPT," and was surprised to find that it actually exists.

@lonebody Props to the devs behind this for wasting their time making this for absolutely no reason #ai #aiart #chatgpt #cats #meow ♬ Love You So - The King Khan & BBQ Show

The Tiktok video, at press time, had been viewed over 2.7 million times and been liked more than 422,000 times.

There are also other iterations of CatGPT, though not as meow-heavy as the one cited above. CatGPT.wvd.io, created by the independent data journalist Wouter van Dijke, also replies with multiple meows to basic prompts. And CatGPT.dog, another chatbot, provides a different kind of response altogether.

"Prrrr... Meow! I am a fur-tunate feline, purring away and enjoying the luxuries of life," the CatGPT.dog chatbot said in response to Insider saying "hi."

"How lucky I am to have a warm bed, delicious treats, and endless cuddles from my human. Ah, life is good when you're a pampered kitty," CatGPT.dog added.

Representatives for OpenAI did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment.

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