<bot> vs <assistant> to save tokens?

‘assistant’ is 2 tokens. ‘bot’ is 1.

Given how many times we use it in messages{} it would a save a substantial number of tokens.

The question is would the bot understand it? And would it be offended?

No, you need to use assistant. Your API request isn’t fed directly to GPT, using assistant lets OpenAI pass it to the underlying LLM in a different manner.

Which is it?
‘Your API request is fed directly to GPT’
or
" using assistant lets OpenAI pass it to the underlying LLM in a different manner."?

It can’t be both.

Typo. “Your API request isn’t fed directly to GPT”