Social networks are starting to jump on the artificial intelligence bandwagon. In addition to welcoming LLaMA, the new artificial language model created by Meta to help investigate problems related to AI language models (including their erratic or even toxic behavior), Snapchat also announced this week its own chatbot: “My AI”, based on the latest version of the popular ChatGPT.
According to Snap CEO Evan Spiegel, My AI is a bet that AI chatbots will be increasingly integrated into people’s lives. The new chatbot will be anchored in the chat tab in the Snapchat app, above contacts’ messages.
Initially, My AI will only be available to users of Snapchat Plus, Snapchat’s subscription service that costs $3.99 per month. However, as Spiegel told The Verge, the goal is to make the new ChatGPT-powered chatbot available to Snapchat’s 750 million monthly users.
Snap’s CEO also explained to the media outlet what he expects users to do with their new chatbot: “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. And this is something we’re well positioned to do as a messaging service.”
My AI would be a “decaffeinated” ChatGPT, much more restricted in its responses than OpenAI’s popular AI. This is because the AI has been trained by Snap to at all times adhere to the company’s trust and safety guidelines and not give responses that are “off the mark,” such as swearing, insults or sexually explicit messages.