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 don't think it's useful because it's a bot you are talking to and not like a real person so you ain't getting an honest opinion I guess. Technically I don't use AI because it could track my location and know what I'm pretty much doing and all that stuff. I think that AI will be more known in the future but I sure won't use it in the future.

    • I agree, talking to an AI feels very different than talking to a real human. 

  • I don't think it's useful in my own personaly opinion, but that doesn't go for everyone. Snapchat AI is a virtual assistant, and is supposed to be there when you ask questions or need advice. I think it could be very beneficial to have in our everyday life, granted people are scared it might go a little far, and "take over the world" or anything like that, but I think its doubtful.

  • I think snapchat AI is strange and creepy. The only thing ive used it for is asking how to delete it. And it doesn't even tell me the right way to get rid of it. I feel scared about Artifical intelligence being a daily thing. ive seen to many movies about robots taking over. why risk it?

    • I agree, I do not like the thought of AI being so involved in our daily lives. 

  • for some people is useless and for others is like a friend you can talk to i guess, i dont really use it but i've seen some other people who really do use it.

  • I think the AI is pretty much useless. I still like asking it questions and asking it for advice but I still dont get why its there. I found out how to unpin it so I forget its even there most of the time. Ive seen people use it to write their school papers but I honestly think its smart. 

  • I haven't had the My AI thing so I don't really know how useful it is. I think, as long as people are carefull in the developement of artificial intelligence, itwill be a revolutionary tool that will go on to help the human race survive. I don't think sentient AI is a good Idea though.

    • I can see how in some ways AI could change society for the better, but I think we should never become dependent on it. 

  • I have never really used it. I honestly wonder why snapchat came out with it, considering it doesn't really do anything for you except talk to you. But I know some people like to talk to it and ask it questions. To me it's useless but if other people use it, it makes sense to have it. 

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