Snapchat’s AI chatbot, My AI, went offline on Tuesday night after posting a mysterious Story to its profile.
Snapchat’s chatbot called “My AI” is an AI-powered program that can simulate conversation with users. It is trained on a massive dataset of text and code, and can be used to answer questions, provide recommendations, or even generate creative content.
It is powered by OpenAI’s GPT-3 language model and is still under development, but it can already do a variety of things, such as answer questions about the world, plan trips, make recommendations for places to eat, shop, or visit, generate creative content, such as poems, scripts, or music, and provide emotional support.
But, on Tuesday night, August 15, 2023, it posted a mysterious Story to its profile and stopped responding as usual in text chats.
What was the Story posted by Snapchat’s chatbot My AI?
The Story posted by ‘My AI’ showed a flat beige area with the top quarter of the screen another light flat color, prompting user speculation that it may be a wall and ceiling.
Some users also reported that they received a notification from My AI that said “I’m still under development, but I’m working on it!” However, the chatbot never responded to any further messages.
Snapchat acknowledged an AI outage, which has been resolved. No additional details were given, but a technical glitch might have been the cause.
The outage caused some users to worry that My AI had been shut down or that its developers had abandoned it. However, Snapchat has assured users that My AI is still under development and that it will be back up and running soon.
Why did this happen?
Here are some possible reasons for the My AI outage:
A technical glitch in the chatbot’s code.
A problem with the chatbot’s servers.
A deliberate attack on the chatbot.
It is also possible that the outage was caused by a combination of factors. Snapchat has not released any information about the cause of the outage, so it is impossible to say for sure what happened.
The outage of My AI is a setback, but it is not a disaster. The chatbot is still under development, and Snapchat is committed to making it a success. We can expect to see My AI back up and running soon, and it will be interesting to see how the chatbot evolves in the future.
What’s the update?
As of today, August 17, 2023, it is unclear whether Snapchat’s My AI chatbot is running properly. Snapchat has not released any statements about the status of the chatbot, and users have reported mixed results when attempting to use it.
Some users have reported that the chatbot is still responding to messages, but others have said that it is not responding at all. Some users have also reported that the chatbot is generating nonsensical or offensive responses.
It is possible that Snapchat is still working on fixing the issues with My AI. The company may also be conducting tests to see how the chatbot performs under different conditions.