Snapchat is set to get its own AI chatbot that will be based on the popular OpenAI ChatGPT. The new Snapchat feature is going to be named “My AI,” and will be pinned to the app’s chat tab above conversations with friends.
According to the CEO of Snapchat, Evan Spiegel, the AI will initially be available for $3.99 a month for Snapchat Plus subscribers, but the goal is to eventually make the bot available to all of Snapchat’s 750 million monthly users.
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According to The Verge, the new ChaptGPT integration will have its profile and look much like any other friend. There’s an avatar and all the familiar buttons included. It appears to be just like using ChatGPT, but with some of the more advanced functionality ripped out. What’s more, Snapchat has reportedly tweaked the AI to ensure that it abides by the social network’s own rules.
The AI has been trained to adhere to the company’s trust and safety guidelines and not give responses that include swearing, violence, sexually explicit content, or opinions about dicey topics like politics,” The AI also won’t do things like writing essays, which means that students will have to go elsewhere to get their work done for them.
According to Spiegel, Snapchat is in a different place. It has a deceivingly large and young user base, but its business is struggling. My AI will likely be a boost to the company’s paid subscriber numbers in the short term, and eventually, it could open up new ways for the company to make money.