Function calling, type: 'object'?

I am not sure what this field does and would like to know it’s purpose.

{
            "name": ...,
            "description": ...,
            "parameters": {
                "type": "object", <--- **[ THIS ONE HERE ]**
                "properties": { 
                    ...
                },
                "required": ...
            },
        }

It’s just declaring a type, “object” is like a “dict” in python. Not sure why they are calling out that type specifically. Maybe it’s called out if it’s not a string.

Looks like they are just implementing the JSON Schema, linked to in the docs:

https://json-schema.org/understanding-json-schema/

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