To break into the hotly debated field of generative AI, Snap Inc., the company that owns the photo messaging app Snapchat, announced on Monday that it is launching an artificial intelligence chatbot powered by OpenAI’s ChatGPT technology.
According to a blog post by Snap, the chatbot, dubbed My AI, will be accessible to users of the company’s premium subscription service Snapchat+.
The tech industry is fascinated by ChatGPT because it can produce prose in response to prompts. Microsoft and Google, a division of Alphabet, announced their own AI chatbots in February.
According to Snap, my AI was taught to be jovial and lighthearted. It can suggest original ideas like possible birthday presents for friends or compose a poem about a particular subject.
The chatbot is “prone to hallucination,” according to the blog post from the Santa Monica, California-based company. Users should not rely on the chatbot for guidance.
Even though AI-powered chatbots is still young, the unpredictable nature of early search results and conversations has garnered media attention.
When its new chatbot shared false information in a promotional video earlier this month, Alphabet saw a $100 billion decline in market value.