Snapchat launches ‘My Ai’ chatbot powered by OpenAI’s GPT technology

Snapchat announced today that it will launch “My AI,” a new chatbot running the latest version of OpenAI’s GPT technology that it has customized for its users.
My AI is now available as an experimental feature for Snapchat+, the social network’s $ 3.99-a-month subscription service.

  My AI was trained to have a unique voice and personality that plays into its values of “friendship, learning, and fun.” It has also been introduced to adhere to the app’s trust and safety guidelines.

“My AI can recommend birthday gift ideas for your BFF, plan a hiking trip for a long weekend, suggest a dinner recipe, or even write a haiku about cheese for your cheddar-obsessed pal,” the company wrote in a blog post. “Make My AI your own by naming it and customizing the wallpaper for your Chat.”

Snapchat notes that “as with all AI-powered chatbots,” My AI can be tricked into saying just about anything. The company seems to be alluding to the mess created by Microsoft’s Bing, which was recently updated with OpenAI’s GPT-4 model.

Unlike Microsoft’s vision with Bing, it’s worth noting that Snapchat’s My AI isn’t meant to act as a search engine. It’s instead seen as a persona within Snapchat that you can chat with like you would share with your friends.

“Our app reaches 750 million people per month, with 75% of 13- to 34-year-olds in over 20 countries,” the company notes in the blog post. “Incorporating this technology into Snapchat’s messaging platform has the potential to make these interactions with AI part of what draws our community to Snapchat.”


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