Snapchat has recently launched a new feature that lets users chat with their own AI-powered companion. The feature, called “My AI,” promises to provide fun and engaging conversations on various topics. It is based on OpenAI’s GPT technology, which has already powered several successful chatbots in the past.
My AI is a custom chatbot that is currently only available to Snapchat+ users who pay $3.99 per month for exclusive, experimental, and pre-release features. The new pseudo companion is billed as a “fun and experimental sidekick” that users can chat with about anything they want.
Users can chat about their day, ask for advice or even write a haiku about their bestie. Snapchat claims that My AI will learn from each user’s interactions and preferences over time, making the conversations more personalized and relevant. Users can also give feedback to My AI by tapping on emojis or swiping up on messages.
However, Snapchat also warns that My AI is “prone to hallucination” and can be “tricked into saying just about anything” if users are not careful with their inputs. Users are advised to follow Snapchat’s safety guidelines and report any inappropriate or harmful content they encounter while chatting with My AI.
My AI is not the first chatbot powered by OpenAI’s GPT technology. Other examples include Replika, an app that creates a digital friend for users; Woebot, an app that offers mental health support; and DialoGPT, a research project that aims to build conversational agents. However, Snapchat claims that My AI is different from other chatbots because it is integrated into a social media platform and designed to enhance users’ existing relationships rather than replace them.
Snapchat hopes that My AI will attract more users to its platform and increase engagement among its existing ones. The company also plans to expand My AI’s capabilities and availability in the future, adding more languages, topics, and features. For now, users can try out My AI by subscribing to Snapchat+ and tapping on the chat icon in the app.
The introduction of My AI represents another step in the evolution of chatbots and AI-powered companions. As technology continues to advance, it is likely that we will see more and more sophisticated chatbots that are capable of engaging in meaningful conversations with humans. While some may argue that this represents a potential threat to human relationships and communication, others see it as a natural evolution that will help us connect with each other in new and exciting ways.
One thing is certain: the rise of AI-powered companions is a trend that is here to stay. Whether you’re a fan of chatbots or not, it is clear that they are becoming an increasingly important part of our lives. And with new innovations like My AI, we can expect to see even more exciting developments in the years to come.