Raising Digitally Responsible Youth


As the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) increases, we can expect to see a surge in the development of new AI services. Most recently, Snapchat rolled out its own AI bot, called My AI. This new AI bot is powered by OpenAI’s ChatGPT technology but has additional safety enhancements and controls that are unique to Snapchat. 9 What differentiates Snapchat’s AI from services like ChatGPT or Midjourney is a user can customize the bot’s name as well as the way it looks reducing the perception of interacting with an AI system. With My AI, users can leverage a variety of AI capabilities. To access My AI, users need to access the Chat screen. From th e Chat screen, users will then be able to select My AI and ask the AI bot a variety of questions. Some example s of how My AI can be used include asking for advice, requesting help to plan a trip or find directions, as and asking for simple suggestions such as ‘What to make for dinner?’ 10 If a user has shared their location with Snapchat, My AI will be able to provide specific information including nearby location recommendations. 11 Users currently have the option to send feedback to Snapchat by pressing and holding on any response from the AI bot. This allows users to share more on what they’d like to see more or less of while Snapchat continue s to train the My AI bot . 12 Currently, there is no verified way, nor ha s SST found a way to permanently remove My AI from a user's Snapchat account. We encourage parents/guardians to talk to their children about the risks associated with having conversations with AI, and how AI should not replace a trusted adult, parent, or adviser if they are experiencing a difficult situation.

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