What is Chatbase?

Chatbase is an AI chatbot builder that allows companies and other users to create their own chatbot trained on their specific data, such as documentation or website content.


This enables businesses to build a customized chatbot that can provide responsive customer support on their website. The chatbot can be added using a widget or an application programming interface (API).

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The software can import data from different online and offline sources, such as Word documents, PDFs, emails, and webpages. It can train a ChatGPT instance on the data to answer any question about their content.

Chatbase can monitor customer conversations, provide real-time notifications of customer interactions, and analyze the chatbot’s performance.

Users can customize their chatbot’s behavior and appearance so that it can be embedded seamlessly into their website to engage with customers.

The chatbot can also be integrated with chat tools, including Slack and WhatsApp, and with other applications through the workflow automation platform Zapier.

Chatbase’s business model is a subscription service with four monthly plans, including a limited free plan.

The chatbots it creates use ChatGPT-3.5 turbo by default, but subscribers to premium plans have the option to use ChatGPT-4.

Who Created Chatbase?

Chatbase was created by solopreneur Yasser Elsaid, a university student who launched the software as a service (SaaS) application in February 2023 as one of the first “ChatGPT for your PDFs” tools to capitalize on the hype around ChatGPT.

Examples of Using Chatbase

  • Sales teams can create chatbots that increase customer satisfaction by answering inquiries accurately and quickly.
  • Customer service representatives can automate basic customer service tasks, freeing up their time and resources to focus on responding to more complex customer interactions.
  • Web developers can quickly integrate chatbots into website design, enabling visitors to interact with the website and contact the company in an intuitive way.
  • Marketing teams can edit their prompts to give the chatbot a name and personality traits and change its response to fit the style of specific projects or campaigns.

For example, the chatbots it creates can respond in a certain tone or limit responses to a specific word count. Chatbase supports 95 languages, allowing it to translate documents and responses.

Chatbase Pros and Cons

Pros Cons
Adds AI chatbots to websites to interact with customers using natural language. Requires a detailed knowledge base to create a chatbot.
Automates customer service responses. Limited chatbot customization options.
Provides real-time notifications of customer interactions. Lack of customer support.
Monitors customer interactions and analyzes chatbot performance to increase customer satisfaction. Chatbots can generate wrong answers or include content that is not in the uploaded documentation.

The Bottom Line

Chatbase is an example of a SaaS application that uses OpenAI’s ChatGPT as the basis for a chatbot that can help businesses streamline their workflows.

The intelligent chatbots that Chatbase creates from company data can automate customer support, answer frequently asked questions, and streamline communication channels.


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