Snapchat just launched its own artificial intelligence chatbot supported by OpenAI’s ChatGPT.
“My AI,” Snapchat’s AI bot feature, is available to paying subscribers of the Snapchat Plus service at $3.99 a month. In a press release, the company shares the many functions of its experimental feature and how it can benefit its users.
“My AI can recommend birthday gift ideas for your BFF, plan a hiking trip for a long weekend, suggest a recipe for dinner, or even write a haiku about cheese for your cheddar-obsessed pal,” the post wrote.
My AI can be accessed by Snapchat Plus subscribers in the app’s chat tab, located above conversations with friends. While it remains exclusive to subscribers for now, the social media app will eventually make the chatbot available to all its 750 million monthly users, according to CEO Evan Spiegel.
“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,” the CEO told The Verge.
However, the company has also warned its users of the limitations of the chatbot as it is “prone to hallucination,” explicitly telling them not to share their secrets with My AI as they continue to refine the AI-powered service.
“Please be aware of its many deficiencies and sorry in advance! All conversations with My AI will be stored and may be reviewed to improve the product experience. Please do not share any secrets with My AI and do not rely on it for advice,” Snap advised.
In the past weeks, several tech giants have been quick to acquire the developing AI technology and develop app solutions.
Early February, Microsoft integrated ChatGPT into its conference app Teams, allowing users to utilize the feature in taking notes, creating meeting templates, and suggest tasks – all for $7 a month.