If you’re a fan of artificial intelligence (AI) and closely follow the ChatGPT phenomenon, get ready to see how the technology behind the chatbot viral the OpenAI reaches new services and applications. At the beginning of February he landed on the new Bing, today he is doing it on Snapchat.
The American social network, known for its ephemeral content mechanics, has just announced My AI. It is a customizable conversational chatbot that will gradually become available to paid users of the platform, that is, Snapchat+ subscribers.
A more personal (and customizable) chatbot
One of the questions you may be asking yourself is whether there will be differences between what ChatGPT and Bing already offer us. In response to this, based on what Snap tells, the AI powered chatbot It will be presented in the interface as a traditional chat, like the one used to chat with people.
The company’s idea is that users can converse with it naturally, and even give it a name and customize the background of the window to their liking. Something like a kind of virtual friend that promises to be useful for, for example, “recommending birthday ideas.”
From the firm they also point out that it will be possible to talk with My AI, or the name we have chosen, to plan weekend activities, find recipes, among other things. Of course, like other solutions of this style, they warn, it can “hallucinate” and provide “misleading information.”
It is curious to see that one of the skills promoted by Snap is to ask him for recommendations, but in the press release they state the following: “Do not trust him for advice.” It is an indicator that this technology, in general, still has a way to go to be reliable.
If we focus on what is behind the chatbot, the official information tells us that it is driven by “the latest version of OpenAI’s GPT technology”. When we talk about GPT, we mean Generative Pre-trained Transformer.
So far, the latest version of this model is GPT-3.5, the heart of ChatGPT. However, Microsoft says that Bing uses a “next generation” model and Snap tells us of “the latest version”. What do they have in common? They don’t say exactly which version they have implemented.
There is some possibility that we are facing GPT-3.5 or a future GPT-4, but we are not certain. What is clear is that the adoption of the OpenAI API that opens the door of its latest models to third-party applications is growing. The prodigious GPT-3, released in 2020, for example, is used by thousands of developers around the world.
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