The Daily Telegraph

Snapchat unveils new AI chatbot but warns of faults


Photo sharing app Snapchat is to introduce new features that use artificial intelligen­ce – while warning users that its chatbot was “prone to hallucinat­ion and can be tricked into saying just about anything”.

The new chatbot, named My AI, is an “experiment­al feature” that uses Openai’s CHATGPT technology, Snapchat’s owner Snap announced yesterday. The company said: “My AI can recommend birthday gift ideas for your BFF, plan a hiking trip for a long weekend, suggest a recipe for dinner, or even write a haiku.”

However, the company apologised for the chatbot’s “many deficienci­es” and warned users against sharing secrets or relying on it for advice. It is available to Snapchat Plus members.

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