Snapchat announced the launch of “My AI,” a new chatbot powered by the most recent version of OpenAI’s GPT technology, which it has customized for its users. My AI is currently accessible as an experimental feature for Snapchat+, the $3.99 monthly subscription service from the social network.
Snapchat has stated that My AI may make mistakes in its early stages, but the business strives to avoid providing “biased, wrong, damaging, or inaccurate information through the chatbot. My AI, like other chatbots such as Microsoft’s ChatGPT or Google Bard, can be duped into divulging sensitive information.
Nonetheless, the firm will record all chats in order to evaluate the experimental chatbot. Based on the evaluation and input from users, the company will make additional modifications to improve the product. Snap has also asked its users not to share secrets or private details with the AI chatbot.
Snapchat has guaranteed users that My AI will always follow the trust and safety criteria on which it was taught, implying that it is safer but more regulated than ChatGPT. Another significant distinction between ChatGPT and Snapchat’s My AI is that the latter is more of a persona-mimicking bot than a tool with a meaningful business application like ChatGPT. This will also distinguish My AI from Bard, Google’s soon-to-be-released ChatGPT replacement.
My AI was made feasible by Foundry, a developer platform launched by ChatGPT founders OpenAI. Snapchat is reported to be one of the first clients. Now that it’s up and running, the social networking platform will be capable of improving My AI with information acquired from conversations and even adding language models from other suppliers.
Snapchat Plus costs $3.99 per month right now. The firm hopes that the debut of My AI will aid in the expansion of its paid user base, which now stands at 2 million users, a small percentage of Snapchat’s total.