The Snapchat logo is seen on a laptop computer in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York, U.S., on Wednesday, February 1, 2023.
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Tie up announced on Monday the launch of its OpenAI-powered My AI chatbot for its Snapchat+ subscribers.
Snapchat+ was announced in June and costs $3.99 per month.
As reported by The Verge, the chatbot is based on the OpenAI ChatGPT technology, which also underpins it MicrosoftBing AI. It can recommend gift ideas, weekend plans or recipes, Snap said in a press release. Users can customize the “experimental feature” chat title and background.
Noting well-documented incidents with Bing’s OpenAI-powered chatbot, Snap warned in a press release that the My AI chatbot “can be tricked into saying anything.”
“Please bear in mind his many faults and apologize in advance!”
Snap founder and CEO Evan Spiegel discussed the transformative potential of artificial intelligence technology during the company’s fourth quarter earnings call. Executives from other companies like Nvidia and Meta made similar statements during recent earnings calls.
In an interview with the Verge, Spiegel was similarly upbeat. “The main idea is that in addition to our daily conversations with our friends and family, we will be talking to AI every day,” he said.
Snap’s new AI chatbot comes weeks after the AI-enabled releases from Microsoft and Googlethe latter of which introduced an in-house developed conversational AI product called Bard.