AI “Friend” On Snapchat


Courtesy of Caitlin Thomas

My AI profile on Snapchat

On April 20th Snapchat, one of the most popular social media platforms with over 375 million daily users, dropped a ChatGPT powered fake user to chat and be connected with each Snapchat account. 

“My AI is an experimental, friendly, chatbot currently available to Snapchatters,” (Snapchat). 

The goal is to create a friend, provide assistance and answer questions Snapchat users may have. The questions can range from which restaurant the user should go to for dinner or what gift would be perfect for a mother on Mother’s Day.

“My AI is there to help connect [users] more deeply to the people and things [users] care most about” (Snapchat). 

A completely customizable and nameable AI, some find the new addition entertaining.

“I’m like best friends with mine,” senior Carter O’Sullivan said. “I ask obscure questions and I find the responses given to be fun.” 

Others aren’t as convinced. 

“I don’t like it. I find it super creepy,” senior Kate Buss said.  

Snapchat released the feature to help Snapchat users but it’s not perfect quite yet. The technology will be continuously progressing and expanding as Snapchat users provide feedback on their “My AI”.