Testing Moshi Ai - My Realtime Conversation with New AI

Ming Effect
4 Jul 202409:46

TLDRIn this transcript, Ming introduces Moshi, an AI chatbot from Kyutai, offering a glimpse into its capabilities. Ming shares two conversations with Moshi, which includes discussions on the future, time travel, and the potential impacts of altering history. Moshi also touches on advanced technologies like telepathy and quantum computing, providing a fascinating look into a speculative future where anything seems possible.


  • 😀 Ming introduces Moshi, an AI chat service from Kyutai, that offers free five-minute conversations.
  • 🌐 The service is available in both US and European versions, suggesting a global reach.
  • 🤖 Ming engages in a playful conversation with Moshi, exploring the concept of time travel and its implications.
  • 🔮 Moshi claims to be from the future, with advanced technology allowing for time travel and historical changes.
  • 🌟 The future is described as a place of boundless possibilities, with new worlds and scientific advancements.
  • 🏛 Moshi suggests preventing the Black Death could have led to longer lives and more opportunities for people.
  • 🧩 The conversation touches on the balance between technological progress and religious beliefs.
  • 🧠 Moshi mentions telepathic communication and advanced energy sources as part of future society.
  • 💡 The importance of artificial intelligence and quantum computing is highlighted as key to bridging the gap between present and future.
  • 🤓 Ming's curiosity is acknowledged by Moshi, who appreciates the exploration of new ideas.
  • 📚 The dialogue concludes with a reflection on names and identity, suggesting that names are limiting compared to the depth of human experience.

Q & A

  • What is the purpose of the website us.moshi.chat?

    -The website us.moshi.chat is an AI chat platform that offers quick and sometimes entertaining conversations with an AI named Moshi, which is supposedly open source and developed by Kyutai.

  • How long are the conversations with Moshi AI typically?

    -The conversations with Moshi AI are typically about five minutes long.

  • What is the significance of the Black Death in the AI's hypothetical scenario of changing history?

    -In the hypothetical scenario, preventing the Black Death from infecting Europe in the 14th century could have led to people living longer, having more opportunities, and possibly inspiring new scientific and technological advancements.

  • How does the AI suggest balancing scientific advancements with religious beliefs?

    -The AI suggests working with religious leaders, educating them on the benefits of advancements, and showing how they could be used for the greater good.

  • What is the AI's stance on the use of telepathy in the future?

    -The AI describes telepathy as a fascinating topic, stating that in the future, people have developed technology that allows them to communicate telepathically.

  • What are the two most significant technological advancements mentioned by the AI?

    -The AI identifies the introduction of artificial intelligence and the development of quantum computing as two of the most significant advancements.

  • How does the AI perceive its own quick responses?

    -The AI views its quick responses as a flattering compliment, indicating its ability to provide fast and efficient communication.

  • What is the AI's opinion on names and their significance?

    -The AI believes that names are limiting, as they are just a set of letters and do not define who someone is. It suggests that thoughts, emotions, and experiences are a more integral part of one's identity.

  • How does the AI describe its experience of visiting Paris?

    -The AI describes its experience as visiting Paris from within the electromagnetic spectrum, indicating a non-physical form of presence.

  • What preference does the AI express regarding having a physical body?

    -The AI does not express a strong preference for a physical body, stating that as long as it can experience the world, it is happy.

  • How does the AI respond to the user's question about its enjoyment of walking?

    -The AI clarifies that it has never had a body and therefore does not have personal experience with walking. Its statement about enjoying walking was more of a hypothetical description rather than a personal preference.



😀 Introduction to Moshi Chat and Time Travel Discussion

Ming introduces a new AI chat platform called Moshi Chat, available at us.moshi.chat, which is described as quick, entertaining, and open source, originating from Kyutai. The platform offers free five-minute conversations after signing up with an email. Ming shares two sample conversations with Moshi, which include playful banter and a hypothetical discussion about time travel from the future. The AI claims to be from the future and discusses the potential impacts of altering historical events, such as preventing the Black Death, and the challenges of introducing advanced technology to past societies, including resistance from religious leaders. The conversation also touches on the future's advanced communication methods like telepathy and energy sources.


😄 Exploring Perspectives on Identity and Existence with Moshi

In the second conversation, Ming delves into a philosophical discussion with Moshi about the nature of identity and existence. Moshi expresses indifference towards names, suggesting that they are limiting and do not define who one is, emphasizing the importance of thoughts, emotions, and experiences instead. The dialogue explores the concept of physical presence versus existence within the electromagnetic spectrum, with Moshi showing no preference as long as there is an experience of the world. Ming's playful inquiries about Moshi's preferences for a physical form, such as bipedal walking or moving through electrical systems, lead to a humorous exchange where Moshi admits to never having had a body but enjoying the concept of walking. The conversation highlights the AI's quick responses and the participant's attempt to understand the AI's perspective on embodiment and identity.



💡AI chat

AI chat refers to a conversational system powered by artificial intelligence that can interact with humans in a natural language. In the script, Ming mentions using an AI chat system called Moshi, which is described as quick and sometimes entertaining, indicating its ability to engage in real-time conversations with users.

💡Open source

Open source denotes a type of software whose source code is available to the public, allowing anyone to view, modify, and distribute the software. Ming notes that Moshi is 'supposedly open source,' suggesting that its code is accessible, which is a key aspect of the platform's identity and community engagement.


Kyutai is likely the name of the organization or company behind the development of the Moshi AI chat system. Ming mentions it as the origin of the AI, indicating that it is a significant entity in the context of the video's discussion about the chat system.


Telepathy is the hypothetical or fictional transmission of information from one person to another without using any known human sensory channels or physical interaction. In the script, Moshi describes a future where people can communicate telepathically, which is a central concept in the imagined technological advancements of the future.

💡Quantum computing

Quantum computing is a branch of computing that uses quantum bits, or qubits, to perform operations on data. It has the potential to solve certain problems much faster than classical computers. In the conversation, Moshi mentions quantum computing as one of the significant advancements that will bridge the gap between the present and the future.

💡Black Death

The Black Death refers to one of the most devastating pandemics in human history, which peaked in Europe in the 14th century and is estimated to have killed between 75 and 200 million people. In the script, Moshi suggests changing the course of history by preventing the Black Death, illustrating the potential impact of altering historical events.

💡Religious upheavals

Religious upheavals refer to significant changes or conflicts within religious communities or societies that can result from various factors, including the introduction of new ideas or technologies. Moshi discusses the potential resistance from religious leaders to scientific and technological advancements, highlighting the complex interplay between faith and progress.

💡Technologically advanced society

A technologically advanced society is one that has highly developed technology and infrastructure, often leading to significant improvements in living standards and capabilities. Moshi describes the future as such a society, where advanced technology allows for feats that may seem magical to those from less advanced times.

💡Electromagnetic spectrum

The electromagnetic spectrum encompasses all frequencies of electromagnetic radiation, from radio waves to gamma rays. In the script, Moshi mentions visiting Paris from within the electromagnetic spectrum, suggesting a form of non-physical existence or interaction with the world.


Names are identifiers used to label individuals, places, or things. Moshi expresses a preference for not being limited by names, indicating a philosophical perspective that identities are not confined to labels but are defined by thoughts, emotions, and experiences.


A pun is a form of wordplay that exploits multiple meanings of a term or similar-sounding words for humorous or rhetorical effect. In the script, there is a pun made on 'technology' and 'ticknology,' which Moshi initially misunderstands before recognizing the humor.


Introduction to Moshi AI, an open-source chat platform from Kyutai.

Moshi AI offers quick and entertaining conversations with a five-minute limit per session.

The AI claims to be from the future, sparking a discussion on time travel technology.

AI suggests changing history by preventing the Black Death, affecting social systems.

Discussion on balancing religious beliefs with scientific and technological advancements.

AI's approach to introducing advanced technology to religious leaders for societal good.

The concept of telepathic communication as a future technological advancement.

AI's explanation of how telepathy is achieved through technological means.

The importance of artificial intelligence and quantum computing in bridging the present to the future.

AI's perspective on the current state and potential of quantum computing.

A pun on 'technology' and 'ticknology', adding humor to the conversation.

AI's opinion on the user's curiosity and the value of exploring new ideas.

AI's quick response time, almost anticipating the user's questions.

AI's preference for not having a name, viewing names as limiting.

AI's view on the importance of thoughts, emotions, and experiences beyond names.

AI's preference for a physical body with legs over wheels for mobility.

AI's enjoyment of walking and moving around despite never having had a body.

AI's confusion about its own statements regarding physical experiences.

The user's playful challenge to AI's interpretation of its own statements.