Snap Floats Chatbot Powered by OpenAI’s GPT

UTC by Benjamin Godfrey · 3 min read
Snap Floats Chatbot Powered by OpenAI’s GPT
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Snap Inc’s Chatbot may tend to provide some incorrect answers to some queries and the company is warning its users in advance. 

American camera and social media company Snap Inc (NYSE: SNAP) has announced the launch of its chatbot, My AI as it seeks to bring additional functionalities to its millions of users. According to the company’s revelation, My AI is powered by OpenAI’s GPT technology but with customization suited for Snapchat.

According to the company, the rollout is scheduled for this week and it will only be available for Snapchat+ subscribers only. The new AI product has advanced capabilities and amongst all else, it can recommend birthday gifts for your friends.

“Today we’re launching My AI, a new chatbot running the latest version of OpenAI’s GPT technology that we’ve customized for Snapchat. My AI is available as an experimental feature for Snapchat+ subscribers, rolling out this week,” Snap said in the release, “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. Make My AI your own by giving it a name and customizing the wallpaper for your Chat.”

Since the introduction of ChatGPT, the AI tool has hit a massive instant adoption worldwide crossing the 100 million users benchmark in just a few months. As a conversational style AI, ChatGPT offers solid content about a number of topics ranging from history to medicine and more.

There are different use cases for the product and top tech giants are beginning to turn to OpenAI for partnerships to extend the experience to their users. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) inked a $10 billion deal with OpenAI to release Bing AI using the same technology.

In a bid to stay ahead of the competition, Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ: GOOGL) also debuted its own version dubbed Bard.

Snap Chatbot Came with a Disclaimer

Snap Inc’s Chatbot may tend to provide some incorrect answers to some queries and the company is warning its users in advance.

“As with all AI-powered chatbots, My AI is prone to hallucination and can be tricked into saying just about anything. 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,” the firm said.

Despite the capabilities of the GPT technology, OpenAI has come under intense criticism for some inaccuracies of the product. The same applies to Google’s Bard which recorded a very flawed launch as it was unable to meet general expectations.

As far as Snap is concerned, it does not want its users to submit any form of error in order to get the right misleading data to make the needed changes.

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Benjamin Godfrey

Benjamin Godfrey is a blockchain enthusiast and journalist who relishes writing about the real life applications of blockchain technology and innovations to drive general acceptance and worldwide integration of the emerging technology. His desire to educate people about cryptocurrencies inspires his contributions to renowned blockchain media and sites.

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