Release of Snapchat's own AI chatbot driven by ChatGPT
The most recent iteration of OpenAI's ChatGPT is used by the chatbot that Snapchat is launching. Evan Spiegel, the CEO of Snap, claims that it's a wager that more people will start using AI rewriter chatbots in their daily lives.
The "My AI" Snapchat bot will be pinned to the chat tab of the app above friend chats. Spiegel tells The Verge that while the bot will initially only be accessible to $3.99 per month Snapchat Plus subscribers, the ultimate aim is to make it accessible to all 750 million monthly users of Snapchat.
"The big idea is that we're going to speak to AI every day in addition to talking to our friends and family every day," he says. "And this is something we're well positioned to do as a messaging provider."