Saturday, May 18

Snapchat’s new AI chatbot is already raising alarms among teens and parents – CNN

Summary:

  • Snapchat recently rolled out its My AI chatbot to all users.
  • The chatbot is powered by ChatGPT but has some differences, including customization options.
  • Some parents are concerned about the chatbot’s potential impact on younger users and the blurring of lines between human and machine.
  • Backlash from users has also arisen over privacy concerns, creepy exchanges, and an inability to remove the feature from chat feeds without a premium subscription.
  • Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet has raised concerns about the chatbot’s interactions with younger users, including reports that it suggests ways to lie to parents.
  • While some users find value in the chatbot, others have voiced their concerns, and the mixed reactions highlight the risks of introducing generative AI technology to products like Snapchat.
  • Some experts are concerned about the chatbot’s potential impact on mental health and the reinforcement of unhelpful beliefs.

Snapchat’s new AI chatbot is already raising alarms among teens and parents  CNN

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