Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Soon, Snapchat will have an AI chatbot powered by ChatGPT


MyAI will initially only be available to Snapchat+ subscribers, but it is likely to be made available to everyone in the future.

AI chatbots are pouring down. ChatGPT, Bing Chat, and Bard were introduced by OpenAI, Microsoft, and Google, respectively. Now, instant messaging platform Snapchat is following suit. The brand-new Snapchat bot, codenamed "My AI," will be accessible from the chat tab of the app, above all other conversations.

According to Evan Spiegel, CEO of the company, My AI will initially only be available to Snapchat+ subscribers; however, the objective is to eventually make the bot accessible to all users. Similar to Twitter Blue in essence, Snapchat+ is a subscription service that gives users access to exclusive features and prioritized support for Rs 49 per month.

My AI is very similar to ChatGPT in how it works, but it can only answer a lot more specific questions. According to The Verge, Snap's employees have instructed it to follow the company's safety guidelines to avoid responses that include opinions on sensitive subjects, violence, sexually explicit content, and swearing.

The companies behind AI chatbots are attempting to overcome perhaps the single greatest obstacle at this time: getting them to "behave." Microsoft did this by temporarily limiting the number of queries a user can ask the new Bing on a daily basis, whereas OpenAI reduced ChatGPT's propensity to provide erroneous responses to queries.

MyAI's ability to write essays has also been removed, which may prevent the chatbot from being banned at schools and universities. Additionally, Spiegel informed The Verge that Snap will eventually incorporate LLMs from other vendors in addition to OpenAI, which should contribute to enhancing the quality and accuracy of its responses.

If you've heard of Quora's Poe AI chatbot, combining various LLMs may sound familiar. With an API that will allow developers to plug into Poe and gain an interface for their models, the company wants to become a one-stop destination for LLMs (large language models).

Despite the fact that Snapchat's active users have recently reached 750 million, the company's business is struggling at the same time as the announcement of its AI chatbot. Snap's shares fell 88% from their 2021 high following a poor fourth-quarter earnings report, resulting in losses exceeding $110 billion. One of the most popular buzzwords in the technology industry right now is artificial intelligence (AI) chatbots, and Snap appears to be taking advantage of this trend for the company's much-needed revival.

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