Pi AI Review - The Chatbot with a Twist

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Pi AI review

In this Pi AI review, I tested its main features and developed a profile to see if it truly delivers on its promise.

What makes this chatbot stand out is that it’s trained to be emotionally intelligent and form a unique bond with its users. It aims to be your personal assistant rather than a standard information gatherer or generator.

Read on to learn more about its capabilities.

What is Pi AI?

Unlike a lot of AI chatbots, Pi AI doesn’t rely on existing language models like GPT-4. Rather, its developer Inflection AI created its own in-house large language model (LLM) called Inflection-1. This uses Natural Language Processing (NLP), which means it understands the nuances of human language, allowing for engaging and meaningful conversations.

As it stands, the model was trained on a massive text data set of billions of lines, which makes it just as powerful as its competitors. It also has financial support from Microsoft and Nvidia.

Pi AI acts as your personal AI companion, offering conversation, friendly advice, and concise information in a natural, flowing style. It learns your interests and preferences over time allowing for:

  • Personalized responses
  • Real-time information
  • Goals, decision-making, and even emotional support

The platform is web-based and integrates with iOS, Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, Instagram Direct, and your phone’s SMS app.

I found the following to be its most notable features:

Pi AI Review – Best Features

Pi AI has extensive capabilities. Most of them are generated through a single chatbot window, but here are the impressive things it can do:

Human Responses

Pi AI is much more human in its responses than other chatbots.

Part of this is based on your own style of communication. Chatting with it is the first part of your evolving relationship.

It is not uncommon to get friendly responses that include emoticons and slang if this suits your personality.

It remembers all your past conversations, and while it adapts to you, it still aims to check facts and provide legitimate information, though in a more digestible way.


Because Pi AI gets to know you, it’s never a cold information sharer.

You can have conversations that aren’t based on questions at all. For example, you might say: “I have a cold today and I’m feeling down.” It will provide empathetic and helpful responses while asking you questions too.

Pi AI review - human responses

Over time it can offer a basic form of companionship. That’s not to say it’s on the level of a therapist or service like Better Help, but if you want a realistic chat with a friend, it does an excellent job of being positive and affirming your feelings.

Real-time information

PI AI is plugged into the latest news and information on the web, allowing you to ask for recent headlines, sporting results, or more general questions. For example, it was quickly able to summarize some of the biggest headlines in pro wrestling for me, while asking my own opinion on it:

Pi AI review - real-time information

It is generally accurate, but like most chatbots it can get some things wrong. When I asked a general question about an event, it said someone appeared that didn’t, but when I asked a more specific question, it was accurate.

Pi AI accuracy

Generative AI

With generative AI, Pi can assist with creative writing, generating ideas, brainstorming, or even writing poems and stories based on your prompts. Its results are similar to ChatGPT, Bard, and others. I asked it to summarize the concept of determinism and it was both accurate and perfectly readable for a blog post format:

Pi AI - generative AI

It’s important to note that it does not have the ability to generate AI images.

Decisions and Goal Setting

One area Pi is good at is offering advice, breaking down goals into manageable steps, and helping with decisions in a practical but human way.

Here’s what it said when I asked about getting a tattoo:

Pi AI - advice

Respond to Others

Pi can also help you respond in the appropriate tone to others. E.g., replying to emails or messages. Simply ask it to “reply to this email” with your general answer and it does a good job at remaining polite and professional:

Pi AI - Ai email responses

Multiple Languages

The chatbot is not just in English. Here it is explaining the languages it supports itself:

Currently, I am able to communicate in several languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and English-based Pidgins and creoles, like Nigerian Pidgin. I am always learning and expanding my language skills, so if there is a particular language you would like to practice with me, don’t hesitate to let me know!

Custom AI Voices

You don’t just have to read the chats; you can also choose from several AI assistants that will narrate responses to you. These include male and female options and do a flawless job with proper pauses and realistic pacing.

Slang and Abbreviations

The great thing about Pi is that you can ditch the formality and talk to it just like a friend. It’s built to understand real talk, so pepper your sentences with slang and abbreviations, and the answers are just as informative.


If you’re not sure what to ask, click the discover tab for inspiration. Over time, these topics become more tailored to your interests and can become a fun daily habit.

How to use Pi AI?

Using Pi couldn’t be easier. Here’s how to get started:

1. Go to pi.ai and read through the introductory information.


2. Start chatting right away as a guest or click the profile tab and sign up, which will save your chat history.

Pi AI - sign up

3. Use the Talk with Pi box at the bottom to ask questions, make statements, and carry on conversations.

Talk with Pi

4. Make clear and unambiguous prompts for the best results. Want a list, ask it for a list. Want an essay, state how many paragraphs.

Pi AI list generator

5. Click the speaker icon to have the responses narrated out loud.

Pi AI - voice settings


Currently, Pi AI is completely free to use as it is still under development, and its capabilities are evolving.

To get the most out of it, it’s best to sign up for an account. That way your chat history is saved, and you get better personalized responses.

Although other chatbots are free, these tend to be less powerful or paywall more advanced features. Pi is already an excellent tool, so try it now before it goes premium!

Pi AI Review – Verdict

While doing this Pi AI review, the chatbot became an instant hit with me. In terms of quality, I see no difference between this and other popular chatbots like ChatGPT. Its unique approach to human communication style is impressive, and only gets better over time.

What’s more, it’s free, so there’s no reason not to check it out if you’re a beginner or already familiar with AI.