As the AI grows its arms on all of us, it is now like a mandate for all the platforms to make sure they’re well updated and keeps it’s users updated in this dynamic environment. To keep up with the same, Snapchat has launched its own AI chatbot.
“Today we’re launching My AI, a new chatbot running the latest version of OpenAI’s GPT technology that we’ve customized for Snapchat. My AI is available as an experimental feature for Snapchat+ subscribers, rolling out this week.”, they announced on their blog.
My AI is capable of planning hiking trips for long weekends, suggesting meal recipes, and even writing haikus about cheese for your friend who loves cheddar. Give My AI a name, and personalize the chat background to make it uniquely yours.
The My AI is susceptible to hallucinations and can be made to say almost anything, like all chatbots powered by AI. Every communication you have with My AI will be recorded and could be evaluated to enhance the experience. Please don’t tell My AI any secrets, and don’t take its advice.
While My AI is built to steer clear of biased, inaccurate, dangerous, or misleading content, errors may nevertheless happen.
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While the ‘My AI’ bot will initially only be available to paying Snapchat Plus subscribers, the company has not announced its availability to all users.
Evan Spiegel, the CEO of Snap, claims that it’s a gamble that more people will start using AI chatbots in their daily lives. The “My AI” Snapchat bot will be pinned to the chat tab of the app above friend discussions. Spiegel told The Verge that while the bot will initially only be accessible to $3.99 per month Snapchat Plus customers, the ultimate goal is to make it accessible to all 750 million monthly users of Snapchat.
“The big idea is that in addition to talking to our friends and family every day, we’re going to talk to AI every day,” he says. “And this is something we’re well positioned to do as a messaging service.”
My AI is currently only a quick ChatGPT inside of Snapchat that is mobile-friendly. The primary distinction is that Snap’s version has fewer questions it can answer. Employees at Snap have instructed it to follow the company’s trust and safety policies and refrain from responding with profanity, violence, sexual content, or viewpoints on touchy subjects like politics.
The features that have previously led to ChatGPT being prohibited in some schools have been removed. As more users use My AI and report improper responses, Snap intends to continue fine-tuning it.
Snap’s application of generative AI treats it more like a persona while ChatGPT treats it more like a productivity tool. With the exception of having its own alien Bitmoji, My AI’s Snapchat profile page resembles that of any other user. My AI isn’t intended to be a search engine, according to the design, but rather just another friend for you to hang out with inside of Snapchat.
Snap is one of the first customers of Foundry, the new enterprise offering from OpenAI that enables businesses to run their most recent GPT-3.5 model with dedicated compute geared towards heavy workloads. Over time, Snap will probably include LLMs from other suppliers besides OpenAI, according to Spiegel, and it will utilize the information acquired by the chatbot to guide its more extensive AI projects.
My AI may be simple to begin with, but Spiegel views it as the beginning of a big investment area for Snap and, more crucially, a future in which we will all be conversing with AI as if it were a person.