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Update 22/03/2024  – Parents via the Snapchat Parental Controls can now disable the my Ai chat bot from replying.  To do this simply tap on settings scroll down to family centre, then scroll down to My Ai then toggle to disable My Ai

As technology continues to advance, AI chatbots have become increasingly popular in various industries, with applications ranging from customer service to entertainment. One chatbot gaining the top spot for attention in the last week is Snapchat My AI’. Not least because you cant turn it off. Well you can if you pay  £3.99 per month but who pays for Snapchat??
Certainly not any children – or adults I know. Do you?

Snapchat My Ai Chatbot


So let’s delve into how Snapchat My AI works and look at some helpful tips for parents who want to discuss the use of this chatbot with their children.

How Snapchat My Ai Chatbot works

Snapchat My AI is an advanced chatbot that leverages the power of machine learning and natural language processing to understand and generate human-like responses.

The chatbot is based on the GPT-4 architecture, which is designed to process and analyse large volumes of data, enabling it to generate coherent and contextually relevant responses.

Snapchat AI relies on a vast knowledge database, which is continually updated as new information becomes available. The chatbot can analyse user inputs, understand the context and intent, and generate an appropriate response by selecting the most relevant information from its knowledge base.

It can also ask a user questions based on the location of the user to prevent this from happening you need to disable location sharing with Snapchat from the settings on your device simply turning on Ghost mode does not disable location.

Some of its features;

• Contextual understanding: Snapchat’s AI can maintain context within a conversation, making it easier for users to have a natural and engaging experience.
• Advanced language capabilities: It can understand and generate responses in multiple languages, making it accessible to a diverse user base.
• Customization: Snapchat’s AI can be customised and fine-tuned for various applications, including customer service, education, and more.

What are the issues

While Snapchat AI has made significant strides in providing an engaging conversational experience, there are some issues that users and parents should be aware of:

  • Inappropriate content: Like other AI chatbots, it can sometimes generate inappropriate or offensive content. This is mainly due to the nature of the training data and limitations in the AI’s understanding of user intent.
  • Privacy concerns: Since AI chatbots learn from user interactions, there are concerns about user privacy and data security. It’s essential to understand the chatbot’s data handling practices and ensure that your child’s personal information is protected.
  • Misinformation: It can sometimes provide incorrect or outdated information. This is particularly concerning when it comes to topics like health, safety or current events, where accuracy is critical.

In a recent post over on Snapchat’s own website ‘As with all AI-powered chatbots, My AI is prone to hallucination and can be tricked into saying just about anything. Please be aware of its many deficiencies and sorry in advance! All conversations with My AI will be stored and may be reviewed to improve the product experience. Please do not share any secrets with My AI and do not rely on it for advice’

Tips for Parents

Conversations around online safety & technology are important. As technology is always evolving keeping yourself up to date as a parent and engaging in regular conversations with your children is key

Here are some tips to get you started:

• Explain the technology: Begin by explaining how AI chatbots like Snapchat AI work, emphasising the importance of understanding that these chatbots are not human and are limited by their programming and the data they have been trained on.

• Discuss potential issues: Make sure your child understands the potential issues and risks associated with using AI chatbots, such as encountering inappropriate content or receiving inaccurate information. Encourage them to approach the information provided by chatbots with a critical mind and to verify any information they receive.

• Set boundaries: Establish clear boundaries for your child’s use of AI chatbots like Snapchat’s AI. This may include setting time limits, restricting access to specific devices, or monitoring their interactions with the chatbot.

• Encourage open communication: Encourage your child to come to you or a teacher with any concerns or questions about their interactions with AI chatbots. Make it clear that they can talk to you without fear of judgment or punishment.

And Finally;

AI chatbots like Snapchat’s My AI have the potential to revolutionise the way we communicate and access information. They offer a range of benefits, such as providing instant support and facilitating learning. However, it’s crucial to be aware of the potential issues and risks associated with their use, particularly when it comes to children.

As a parent, taking the time to educate yourself and your child about AI chatbots and their limitations is essential. By fostering open communication and setting clear boundaries, you can help ensure that your child has a positive and safe experience with Snapchat’s My AI.

As technology continues to evolve, staying informed and vigilant will help you navigate the ever-changing digital landscape and support your child’s growth in this rapidly changing world.

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Wayne Denner shares his knowledge & expertise on leading tech industry blog.

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