Hugging Face, open-source hub for AI models, has unveiled a new feature – the Hugging Chat Assistant. This latest addition allows users to effortlessly create their personalised chat assistant in just two clicks, akin to the functionality seen in OpenAI’s GPT models.
Similar to OpenAI’s GPTs, Hugging Face’s Chat Assistants enable users to craft custom versions of the chat interface, offering a range of customisation options. An Assistant on the platform is characterised by its name, avatar, and description, along with the flexibility to choose from various open-source language models such as Llama2 or Mistral.
What sets Hugging Face’s Chat Assistants apart is their open-source nature, providing users with the freedom to utilise and share the feature without any subscription fee, in contrast to the $20 subscription charged by OpenAI for ChatGPT Plus.
However, Compared to OpenAI’s custom GPTs, it’s still missing RAG, web search, actions, and a GPT builder. This puts it below the custom GPT level for now, but it’s all in the roadmap for the open-source competitor.
In just a few days since its launch, the Hugging Face Chat Assistants platform has rapidly grown, boasting over 4,000 Assistants. Furthermore, Hugging Face plans to introduce seven additional open-source stores in the near future, promising further expansion and diversity in the available options for users.