A Comprehensive Guide to the AI Chat Feature of Sider

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Empowered by ChatGPT, GPT-4, Claude-Instant, Claude-2, and Bard, Sider's Chat feature is not just a messaging platform but a potent AI suite that enables brainstorming, language translation, text summarization, and much more.


Two modes of AI chatting

Sider offers two ways to have AI conversations:


1. Sidebar Chat

This mode displays the chat window as a compact sidebar, allowing users to multitask while interacting with the AI. It's the preferred method for AI chats, offering advanced options for an elevated chat experience.

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  1. New Chat: Start a new conversation
  2. AI Models: Choose to have AI conversations with GPT-3.5, GPT-4, Claude-Instant, Claude-2, or Bard
  3. Screenshot: Take a screenshot of any content on any page. So you can chat with the screenshot further
  4. Upload an image: Upload an image from your computer to start a conversation with it
  5. Prompts: It in-builts frequently used prompts, saving you time inputting prompts manually
  6. Mention Bot: Click to mention one or multiple AI bots to answer the same question. So you can compare the answers conveniently
  7. Web Access switch: Enable web access so that Sider can automatically decide whether to provide you the most factual or up-to-date information from the internet or not
  8. Send: Hit the Send button to send your query or question
  9. History: Check your chatting history


2. Full-page chat

This mode expands the chat window to the entire screen for an immersive, focused AI interaction. It offers fewer options than the sidebar chat. Users can access it by selecting the "Full page chat" button on the right sidebar.

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  1. Group Chat: Chat with the selected AI bot from GPT-3.5, GPT-4, Claude-Instant, Claude-2, or Bard. You can also mention one or more AI bots to let it/them answer the same question
  2. ChatGPT: Chat with GPT-3.5 or GPT-4
  3. Painter: Draw images from text or photos
  4. Bing Webapp: Use Bing AI as long as you’ve logged into your Bing account from the web page
  5. Bard Webapp: Use Google’s Bard AI as long as you’ve logged into your Bing account from the web page


What can Sider’s AI chat do?

Sider’s AI chatbot can perform a variety of tasks, including:

  • Answering questions: Sider can provide information on a wide range of topics, from general knowledge to specific queries.
  • Providing recommendations: Whether it's about restaurants, movies, or products, Sider can offer personalized suggestions based on your preferences.
  • Language translation: Sider can translate text from one language to another.
  • Creating content: Sider can help generate text for various purposes, such as writing stories, composing emails, or drafting documents.

These are just a few examples of what AI chatbots can do, and the capabilities continue to expand if you’d like to explore.


How to use Sider’s AI Chat feature?

To use Sider's AI Chat feature, you can engage in a conversation with any popular AI, have group chats with AIs for comparative responses, get real-time answers from the web, or interact with images.

1. Ask anything and get instant answers from AI

Sider offers five popular AI models, including GPT-3.5, GPT-4, Claude-Instant, Claude-2, and Bard, enabling instant responses to your queries.

Step 1. Open the Sider sidebar and hit “Chat”.

Step 2. Choose the AI model from GPT-3.5, GPT-4, Claude-Instant, Claude-2, and Bard.  

Step 3. Send your questions and get instant answers from the AI.

Note: If you are unsatisfied with the answer, click the "Get smarter answer from GPT-4" or "Get comprehensive answer from Claude-2" to let other AI answer the question. You can also click "Get web answer from Google" to get a real-time answer online.

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2. Get up-to-date answers from web

Most of the chat AI models lack the knowledge of real-time world events. For real-time information, Sider provides web access to analyze your question intelligently and show the most current answer by searching the internet. Follow the steps below.

Step 1. Open the Sider sidebar and hit "Chat".

Step 2. Open the "Web Access" switch, which will automatically decide to show you the answer from the internet or the selected AI model. If your question is about factual or recent info, Sider will show you the answer searched from the internet. You will get answers from the AI model if you ask general questions.

Step 3. Send your query and get intelligent answers.

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You can also have a group chat with multiple AI models. This allows you to compare the answers from different models and choose the one that best suits your needs. To do this, please follow the steps below.

Step 1. Open the Sider sidebar and hit “Chat”.

Step 2. Type your questions in the input box. Click on or enter the “@”, select the AI models you want to get answers from, and hit the “Send” button.

Step 3. Compare answers from the AIs you mentioned.

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4. Chat with any image

Sider also offers an innovative feature called Sider Vision, which can recognize and analyze any image and extract text from it. This allows you to upload an image and ask Sider any questions based on it.

Step 1. Open the Sider sidebar and hit “Chat”.

Step 2. Upload or drag and drop an image to the input box. You can also take a screenshot of any image.

Step 3. Choose either “Extract text from the image” or “Describe this image”. Or you can input your queries.

Step 4. Check the answer.

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Tips for Using Sider’s Chat Feature

To make the most out of Sider's Chat feature, here are a few tips:

  • Use the chat in the Sidebar for advanced conversations.
  • Use the full-page chat for simple and more focused text conversations.
  • Choose GPT-3.5 to answer general, non-factual questions.
  • Choose GPT-4 to answer more logical and complex questions.
  • Open the Web Access switch to get more reliable and up-to-date answers from the internet.
  • Make use of the compare answer feature under the response to get better answers.


Don't hesitate to explore and experiment with this powerful AI tool. Whether seeking answers to complex questions, brainstorming ideas, learning new languages, or simply chatting with an AI, Sider's Chat feature has got you covered.