Official Discourse AI Plugin

:discourse2: Summary Integration between AI features and Discourse
:globe_with_meridians: Website Discourse AI Features | Discourse - Civilized Discussion
:hammer_and_wrench: Repository Link GitHub - discourse/discourse-ai
:open_book: Install Guide How to install plugins in Discourse

Discourse AI

Discourse AI is our one-stop solution for integrating Artificial Intelligence and Discourse, enabling both new features and enhancing existing ones.

Discourse AI Features

For Discourse AI, we have opted to keep all features in a single plugin that you can enable independently and allow you to customize them for your community needs.

We’ve also made it one of our priorities not to lock you to a single company API, so every community can pick the provider that makes sense for them. Balancing data privacy, performance, feature sets, and vendor lock-in.

AI Bot

The smart chatbot can answer all questions about your Discourse community and more. The AI Bot has the power to search through your current Discourse instance and beyond with persona support to answer any type of questions you might have.


Summarize topics and chat channels, for times when you need a quick way to catch up or figure out what is going on.

Sentiment Analysis

Sentiment Analysis helps you keep tabs on your community by analyzing posts and providing sentiment and emotional scores to give you an overall sense of your community for any period of time. These insights can help determine the type of users posting within your community and interacting with one another.

AI Helper

AI Helper assists you in your community journey whether you are creating topics/posts or reading along. Including explaining text, proofreading, translating, generating content, and so much more. It’s there to make your thinking even better, so you can save time or use it wisely.


Toxicity can scan both new posts and chat messages and classify them on a toxicity score across a variety of labels, helping you keep toxicity out of your community!


NSFW post flags make sure your community is safe by tagging NSFW image content in posts and chat messages. This helps you manage and identify explicit content that would be inappropriate for your community.


This a module that powers 2 Discourse AI features:

  • Related Topics

    Related Topics help you find the most relevant topics to read next after finishing reading a topic. These topics are recommended using semantic textual similarity between the current topic you are reading and all other topics in your Discourse instance. This results in the discovery of more relevant topics and continued engagement in communities.

  • AI Search

    AI Search helps you find the most relevant topics using semantic textual similarity that are beyond an exact keyword match used by traditional search. This results in the discovery of topics that are non-exact matches but still relevant to the initial search, helping you find what you need.

Configuration + Details

:information_source: We are always adding new functionality and changing our Discourse AI features! Please check each AI feature for all details including configuration, provider support, feature set and more.


:warning: We are being very mindful with our experimentation around AI. The algorithms we are leaning on are only as good as the data they were trained on. Bias, inaccuracies and hallucinations are all possibilities we need to allow for. We regularly revisit, test and refine our AI features.

Self Hosting

Check the docs on self-hosting the API services at Discourse AI - Self-Hosted Guide


Will this be available on Discourse hosting? Which plans?

Discourse AI (basic) → Available for on all plans hosted by Discourse
Discourse AI (advanced) → Available only for Enterprise customers

Please check each AI feature for the latest availability. Rollout for select features for other tiers might follow later.

:partying_face: Updates

Will CDCK offer a SaaS version of the AI services API for self-hosted communities?

Not at the moment, but this is something we may consider given the feedback from our community.