Snapchat has launched its own chatbot called “My AI” that uses the latest version of OpenAI’s rapidly growing generative text tool, ChatGPT. Only Snapchat+ subscribers will be able to use “My AI” for the time being. These members pay $3.99 (Rs 329) per month for access to “exclusive, experimental, and pre-release features.”
“My AI can recommend birthday gift ideas for your BFF, plan a hiking trip for a long weekend, recommend a dinner recipe, or even write a haiku about cheese for your cheddar-obsessed pal,” the company said in a press release announcing the new features.
Say hi to My AI 👻 pic.twitter.com/mZW0TNEuJj— Snapchat (@Snapchat) February 27, 2023
However, Facebook warned that the chatbot “is prone to hallucination and can be tricked into saying just about anything.” “Please be aware of its many deficiencies and apologise in advance!” it added.
The company also stated that users should not reveal any secrets to “My AI” and should not rely on it for advice. The company will record and review the user discussions to ensure accuracy.
“While My AI is designed to avoid biassed, incorrect, harmful, or misleading information,” the company added.
The basic concept is that we’re going to talk to AI every day in addition to our daily conversations with friends and family, Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel told The Verge. And as a messaging provider, we’re in a good position to handle this. According to him, the bot would eventually be available to Snapchat’s 750 million monthly users.
The outlet claims that “My AI” is currently just a mobile-friendly rendition of ChatGPT inside of Snapchat.
The version of the social networking programme that can respond to fewer inquiries is the main difference. Also, the bot has been programmed to abide by the company’s trust and safety standards and to refrain from responding with profanity, violence, adult content, or opinions on things like politics.
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