Snap will be rolling out an OpenAI-powered chatbot named My AI to its Snapchat+ subscribers this week, according to a statement on the tech company's site. Snapchat+ is a subscription plan by the app that was announced in June last year. It costs $3.99 per month and includes access to pre-release, experimental and exclusive features such as pining your close friend as a best friend and customising the app’s icon.
According to Snap, the new chatbot, which is called My AI, is an experimental feature that will run the latest version of OpenAI's GPT technology that has been customised for Snapchat. My AI can reportedly gift ideas, plan trip, suggest recipes and even write poems. You can even give your chatbot a name and customise the wallpaper for your chat.
Saying that, the chatbot is still in its initial stages and Snap has warned that just like all AI-powered chatbots, My AI is also "prone to hallucination and can be tricked into saying just about anything."
"Please be aware of its many deficiencies and sorry in advance," the statement said. It added that all conversations with My AI will be stored and may be reviewed to improve the product experience which is why users should avoid sharing private information with the bot.
The news comes just after Meta joined the AI game with the launch of a Large Language Model Meta AI (LLaMA), a foundational, 65-billion-parameter large language model, according to a statement by the tech company.
LLaMA is a state-of-the-art foundational large language model designed to help researchers advance their work in the subfield of AI, according to Meta. Essentially, this means that it is not exactly a chatbot. Rather, it is a research tool that will help solve issues regarding AI language models.
“Smaller, more performant models such as LLaMA enable others in the research community who don’t have access to large amounts of infrastructure to study these models, further democratizing access in this important, fast-changing field,” wrote Meta in a release.
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