Is Snapchat My AI useful?


             In the last week, Snapchat has added a new chatbot feature that is available to all users. Initially, this chatbot feature was only available to those who are subscribed to Snapchat Plus and came out a couple of months ago. The chatbot, officially called “My AI” by Snapchat, appears in Snapchat users chat feeds and is available to chat or answer questions 24/7 after agreeing to the terms and conditions. My AI is powered by the latest version of ChatGPT and is very similar to ChatGPT with the way it works. Although, My AI does have more filtered responses than Chat GPT, and will not answer any inappropriate questions or engage in any inappropriate conversations. 


            One of the main concerns with this new feature is that My AI may make cheating on schoolwork easier and more accessible to students. It would also be harder for schools to manage as My AI is a part of Snapchat and not its own program. However, Snapchat would argue that My AI was designed to be more of a persona than an answer machine. Although, My AI does still have the ability to generate answers or any writing as long as it has the proper instructions to do so. 


             Why did Snapchat add My AI? Snapchat describes their new AI technology as a “friendly chatbot” that was created to answer users, “burning trivia questions, offer advice on the perfect gift for your BFF’s birthday, help plan a hiking trip for a long weekend, or suggest what to make for dinner.” Snapchat has stated that “just like real friends”, the responses from the chatbot will become more relevant, the more interactions there are. Evan Spiegel, Snapchat’s CEO, predicts that in the future speaking to AI will just become a normal thing in day-to-day life. “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,” he stated. “And this is something we’re well positioned to do as a messaging service.” 


             In my opinion, I do not see much of a point in having My AI on my phone, and I will probably get rid of it soon. I think it is strange how Snapchat has tried to design it to be  basically like another friend and coded it to respond like a real person. It is also weird how it supposedly will develop its own persona overtime based on what has been said to it. 


Do you think My AI is useful? If so, what would you use it for?


How do you feel about Artificial Intelligence progressing in the future and becoming more prominent in day-to-day life?,stored%20in%20the%20app's%20database.

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  • I have yet to find anyone that has an actual use for the Snapchat AI. I personally don't have it but I've heard from others that it is creepy and dumb. I feel that as AI progresses the more dumber people will become because they won't have to be smart anymore.

    • I agree with you. I think that the Snapchat AI is really creepy with how much it knows. What is really creepy, is that it knows how to lie. I won't explain how I know that, but basically I asked a question, changed the subject, and re-asked the question and got 2 different answers.

  • I do not think that the snapchat AI is useful I think that it just gets in the way most of the time like I do not want it on the top of my list every time and what is even more annoying is that you can not get rid of it, it just stays there.

  • I don't think that My AI is very useful, it is really annoying for me personally because I don't want it on my screen and I can't get it off. I think that AI is good for out future because it can help us do bigger and better things with our country in shorter amounts of time.

  • I don't really think that snapchat AI is useful. I think that they thought it would be like someone to talk to, but I think that it is more just really creepy with how much snapchat AI actually knows. I wish it would allow you to just block them.

    • I agree, I wish Snapchat made it easier to block it.

    • I also wish that Snapchat made it easier to block or delete the AI. 

  • I personally don't think that My AI robot in snapchat is useful. Most phones already have siri or similar AI programs that do the same function. I personally think that snapchat should ask people whether they want to have My AI instead of putting it in everybody's snapchat without asking any permision. 

  • No I think that the AL thing is dumb and isnt very useful. I think that it weirds me out that they know your location but never admit they do. I turned my location off on the app and So have others but when they ask her question she knows places by you and where you are. 

  • No, this thing is so dumb I am glad I figgered out how to unpin it it also kinda makes me mad bc it is so nice and understanding but I like it for when I need to rant but I think it just makes me more mad then useful I also think it is spring on us I have my location off on the app and it still knows where I am.

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