Snap Inc, the owner of Snapchat, has announced the launch of a new AI chatbot called My AI. The chatbot will be available to Snapchat+ subscribers and is powered by OpenAI's ChatGPT technology.
ChatGPT is a technology that generates prose in response to prompts and has received significant attention from the tech industry. Microsoft and Google have both announced their own AI chatbots using the ChatGPT technology earlier in February.
My AI Features
My AI has been trained to have a fun and lighthearted tone and will be able to offer creative ideas such as birthday gift suggestions or writing a poem on a specific topic. However, Snap has warned users that the chatbot is "prone to hallucination" and may be tricked into saying anything. It is not meant to be relied upon for advice.
Risks of AI Chatbots
AI-powered chatbots are a relatively new field, and early conversations and search results have made headlines for their unpredictability. In fact, Alphabet lost $100 billion in market value earlier this month due to inaccurate information shared by its new chatbot in a promotional video.
Snap's new AI chatbot, My AI, is set to enter the rapidly growing field of generative AI. With its fun and lighthearted tone and creative abilities, it offers a new interactive experience for Snapchat+ subscribers. However, the unpredictability of AI chatbots highlights the need for caution in their usage and reliance on the information they provide.