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Velir proudly announces that our Triple Certified Drupal Expert, Kevin Quillen, has collaborated on a new Drupal AI Initiative. The AI module crafted by Kevin and his Drupal colleagues aims to be a complete foundational set of tools for all Drupal AI modules, features, and applications.

This initiative arose because 2023 was a banner year for artificial intelligence (AI) when terms like ChatGPT, LLM, Generative AI, Bard, Co-Pilot, BingChat, and more entered the public lexicon and the potential of generative AI captured everyone's attention at a global level. 

Kevin and other Drupal leaders saw many Drupal integrations covering the various spectrum of AI applications in a content management system (CMS) and how that could benefit users. If you want to get up to speed on what Kevin and his co-creators were up to last year with AI in Drupal, you can check out the following links: 

Kevin and his partners released a module integrating ChatGPT and OpenAI for Drupal 10 at the beginning of 2023. It integrates the API from OpenAI to leverage ChatGPT and other models to augment and add assistive AI to transform how you manage your content and maintenance tasks in Drupal. At the time of this post, it has close to 1,000 installs and is one of the most installed AI integration modules.

At the same time, modules like AI Interpolator appeared and demonstrated different applications and use cases of AI in a CMS like Drupal and what that can look like. Libraries such as LangChain showed the power of AI in complex applications, but they still required large amounts of code. AI Interpolator showed that, even without code, such applications could be created in just a couple of hours. 

Together with other community efforts, this made Drupal one of the first open-source content management systems to offer free AI integration for users with varying needs, even among its closed-source or proprietary contemporaries. 

Today, Kevin and his co-creators want to introduce a broader effort for generative AI in Drupal with leading community members. 

This New Module’s Maintainers

  • FreelyGive - Marcus Johansson (Marcus_Johansson), Jamie Abrahams (yautja_cetanu)
  • Michal Gow (seogow)
  • Soapbox - (scott_euser)
  • Velir - Kevin Quillen (kevinquillen)

Learn more about this new Drupal AI Initiative.

Our Triple Certified Drupal Expert Kevin Quillen, who collaborated on this Drupal AI Initiative can share more about the benefits of the module he co-created, and how you can leverage them.

More About This New Drupal AI Initiative

This initiative aims to consolidate the best features of the contributed modules into a solid AI foundation for Drupal with a great out-of-the-box experience for site builders that makes it easy to work with popular providers like OpenAI, HuggingFace, Claude, Mistral, Ollama, and more. It also hopes to provide a rich plugin system for developers to easily extend and integrate their services or features. 

The team behind this module plans to work with the community to identify which AI-powered features are the most significant and valuable for inclusion into Drupal Starshot’s 2024 release and demonstrate that Drupal is still at the cutting edge of innovation.

Dries Buytaert said that Drupal has led the way in many “golden eras of the web,” including low-code/no-code capabilities and democratizing web publishing. This module’s team wants to continue this tradition. Recipes and modules built on top of the AI module will make it easier than ever for beginners to get started with Drupal itself. Meanwhile, other non-technical users will be able to build complex AI applications combined with the flexibility and openness of Drupal with little to no code. 

Please join the #ai channel in the Drupal Slack if you’d like to keep up to date or participate in this initiative.

You can visit the project page on at:

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