- Web Desk
Snapchat’s My AI chatbot coming to life? Users panicking
- Web Desk
- Aug 18, 2023
WEB DESK: Snapchat’s My AI chatbot stirred curiosity when it posted a mysterious story earlier this week. The incident left users puzzled as they watched the bot’s actions unfold.
As per the reports, the mysterious episode began with the My AI profile sharing a video frame as a story, a move that swiftly triggered confusion among Snapchat’s user base. Almost as swiftly as it had appeared, the chatbot then stopped responding to user queries, further fueling a sense of intrigue.
Why my AI posting stuff … This is creepy pic.twitter.com/rwWAqe2tCO
— Sid (@ssn02112) August 16, 2023
Questions abound regarding the underlying meaning of the single-frame image. Was it a shot of a roof, perhaps the very roof sheltering the My AI server? Could it be a hidden message, subtly attempting to communicate with the outside world? The most far-reaching question, however, sent shivers down the spines of many; could My AI actually be coming to life?
This last notion raised significant concern, especially as users had often playfully tried to get the bot to evoke controversial responses. The idea that it might have been taking notes all along, silently accumulating data, and was now transitioning into an autonomous entity raised concerns.
But fear not, for the truth lies elsewhere.
Snapchat was swift to address the unsettling situation, confirming that My AI had suffered a temporary glitch and was now back on track. The company’s official statement read, “My AI experienced a temporary outage that’s now resolved. At this time, My AI does not have stories feature.”
Interestingly worded, the phrase “At this time” left a door open to potential future developments. Could Snapchat be thinking about adding this feature? Could the glitch have accidently revealed a forthcoming feature? The glimpse into the future ignited discussions about the possibility of My AI sharing stories updates, possibly even personalised narratives responding to user queries.
However, this path comes with its challenges. Snap must proceed with caution since AI-induced paranoia could lead to negative reactions and affect users’ rapport with the digital persona.
Meanwhile, the Snapchat has already encountered its fair share of challenges with My AI. Users expressed dissatisfaction when the bot was automatically added to their inboxes, while the chatbot’s sometimes inappropriate responses prompted Snap to implement safeguards within the chat process.
The mysterious incident underscored the risks of AI bot interactions. The systems relied on web inputs that could lead to unpredictable outcomes. Despite, advanced predictions, AI could still be unpredictable, underscoring the importance of measured user interaction.
As the My AI glitch fades into history, one thing is certain: My AI isn’t revealing secret locations or contemplating its own existence. So don’t expect to wake up and find the quirky purple character peering at you from the shadows. Not yet, at least.
Users Freaking Out
The mysterious activity has left users in panic. Check out their reactions below.
My Snapchat AI posted a random 1 second story and isn’t replying to me AND IM FREAKED OUT
— Ryan™ (@RyanJKrul) August 16, 2023
Popbase, a forum for entertainment, pop-culture and news expressed its concern.
Users’ personal Snapchat AI chatbot known as ‘My AI’ has posted its own story and stopped responding to messages. pic.twitter.com/GlktCcsEJr
— Pop Base (@PopBase) August 16, 2023
A users posed the risk of third entity around.
My AI on Snapchat just posted a story of a ceiling. And now I’m thinking killer robots have invaded my apartment.
— Nicholas Fearn (@nicholasgfearn) August 16, 2023
A user terrified.
my snapchat AI just posted a story wtf going on 😭😭 pic.twitter.com/QksYDJniK1
— 📌 (@darwinsburner) August 16, 2023
Similarly a user panicked.
SNAP AI HAS POSTED A SNAP CHAT STORY AND IS NOT RESPONDING WTF??? pic.twitter.com/r6DpC4E88r
— Tom Caroselli (@TomCaroselli7) August 16, 2023
A user reaching out to chatbot for confirmation.
I’m like really shook right now my Snapchat AI had a story and it looks like a bedroom or something it’s not responding to my messages and doesn’t show it’s bitmoji in the chat but it immediately reads them either it’s been hacked or evolving or something cause what the hell pic.twitter.com/66qWEDf13U
— Romanhuncho (@Pausethekid) August 16, 2023