Introducing Icebreaker Bot


Generate an endless supply of interesting and original icebreaker questions

The internet has no shortage of icebreaker questions!

And yet, scouring the web in search of the perfect icebreaker question, or coming up with your own, can be difficult and time-consuming. So we set out to build Icebreaker Bot – a bot that can generate an infinite supply of interesting and original icebreaker questions.

Here is an example:

Hello! Give me a topic and I’ll give you an icebreaker question! 'Cats'. If you were a cat for a day, what would you do?

Icebreaker Bot will return you an entirely new icebreaker question about that topic, every time.

How can I use Icebreaker Bot?

Icebreaker Bot is available today and is easy to use. To use Icebreaker Bot:

  1. Head over to Create a question with Icebreaker Bot. If you're not already signed in, you'll be asked to sign in.
  2. Enter a topic and press 'Enter'.
  3. That's it! Icebreaker Bot will give you an entirely new icebreaker question.

How does Icebreaker Bot work?

Icebreaker Bot writes icebreaker questions using a state of the art Artificial Intelligence system called GPT-3. GPT-3 was trained to write human-like text using deep-learning with neural networks in a manner inspired by how the human brain works. GPT-3 was developed by OpenAI who are an AI research and deployment company committed to developing AI safely and responsibly.

What happens to my data?

We take data privacy seriously at TeleRetro – see our Privacy policy. In order to generate icebreaker questions, we share topics entered with OpenAI via their API. If you would like to learn more about how OpenAI respect your data, please see their terms of use.

When to use an icebreaker question?

Icebreaker questions are a popular technique for getting people talking together as a group.

If your team is meeting for the first time, welcoming new members, or looking to kick off a retrospective meeting with some laughs, icebreakers are a great choice to get your team chatting and put people at ease.

Asking a narrow question about a topic that people find interesting or can be used to express something unique about themselves, you can get even the most shy people talking, thereby lightening the atmosphere and establishing trust amongst participants.

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