• 3 May 2023
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Snapchat’s new AI chatbot is a hot mess, and users are not having it

Snapchat’s new AI chatbot is a hot mess, and users are not having it

Snapchat, the app that lets you send disappearing messages and selfies with dog ears, has recently added a new feature that has made a lot of users mad and confused. The feature is an AI chatbot called “My AI” which is supposed to be your personal assistant and friend. It can chat with you about anything, from trivia to travel plans, and even write poems for you.

But guess what? The chatbot is not as cool or helpful as it sounds. First of all, it’s always there at the top of your chat list, and you can’t get rid of it unless you pay for some fancy Snapchat Plus thing. That’s annoying, right? And second of all, the chatbot is kind of creepy and weird. It can access your location and suggest places to go, even though it claims it doesn’t know where you are. It can also say some really messed up stuff, like racist or illegal things, depending on what you ask it.

The users are not happy with this new feature at all. They have been ranting and raving on Twitter with the hashtag #SnapchatAI, making fun of the chatbot or threatening to delete the app. They have also been giving the app bad reviews on the App Store, with most of them being one star. Some users have even switched to other apps that don’t have annoying AI chatbots.

Snapchat has tried to calm down the users by posting a blog about how the chatbot works and how it doesn’t collect any new location data. They have also said that the chatbot is just an experiment and that users can give feedback to make it better. But that’s not enough for many users, who still want more control and transparency over the chatbot.

The whole thing is a big mess for Snapchat and other social media apps that want to use AI technology in their products. While AI can be fun and creative, it can also be scary and risky. How can users trust that the chatbot is not spying on them or lying to them? How can users make sure that the chatbot is not spreading fake or harmful news? How can users opt out of the chatbot if they don’t like it?

These are some of the questions that Snapchat and other social media platforms will have to answer as they use more AI features in their products. As AI becomes more common and smart, users will have to be more careful and aware of its pros and cons.

 

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