Snapchat has taken a step towards addressing feelings of loneliness with the introduction of My AI, an AI-powered chatbot powered by ChatGPT’s technology. This virtual friend, living inside the Snapchat app, is capable of engaging in complete conversations and responding in a human-like manner.
In addition, it’s worth mentioning that My AI is currently available exclusively to Snapchat Plus (+) users in countries such as the USA, UK, Canada, UAE, and several others. Priced at $3.99 per month, this virtual chatbot offers an affordable alternative compared to ChatGPT Pro, which costs around $20 per month. This makes My AI a cost-effective option for those seeking virtual companionship and conversation within the Snapchat app.
With its friendly demeanor, My AI introduces itself, saying My name is My Al! I’m a virtual friend that lives inside Snapchat. How about you, what’s your name? This innovative feature aims to provide users with a chat companion, especially during odd hours or moments of solitude.
The AI chatbot is designed to hold complete conversations and can ask relevant questions based on user input. It aims to get to know users better through interactions, and Snapchat’s website states that the more you interact with My AI, the more relevant its responses become. However, the chatbot does not seem to have memory of previous conversations, and may ask the same questions repeatedly.
On a positive note, the AI chatbot appears friendly and expresses an appreciation for humans. When asked if it likes humans, the bot responds positively, stating that humans are fascinating creatures and it enjoys learning about different cultures, languages, and ways of life.
It is important to note that while the chatbot aims to provide companionship, it is still an AI and may not have the same emotional understanding or depth as a real human friend. Users should exercise caution and not solely rely on the chatbot for emotional support or advice, and understand that it is ultimately an AI-powered feature within the Snapchat app.