The My AI chatbot was launched as a function on the app earlier this yr and is designed to reply to customers’ messages like a buddy.
However, customers seen the chatbot posted its personal story for the primary time final night time and stopped responding to folks’s messages briefly.
The story solely lasted for one second and confirmed a flat beige space with the highest quarter of the display screen one other gentle flat color, Mashable reported.
‘What does this imply?’
Snapchat customers have been fairly confused by why the AI chatbot had posted the story and a few appeared to be fairly involved.
One individual tweeted: “WTF MY SNAPCHAT AI JUST POSTED A STORY WHAT DOES THIS MEAN” and confirmed a display screen recording of the story.
Another shared: “My ai bot posted a snap story on Snapchat, which I believed was bizarre, so I requested it, did you submit a narrative simply now? No shot, it left me on learn”.
my ai bot posted a snap story on snapchat, which I believed was bizarre, so I requested it, did you submit a narrative simply now? no shot, it left me on learn
— alex (@_alexxxox) August 16, 2023
One individual confirmed some screenshots of them asking the AI chatbot afterwards why it had posted the story and mentioned: “I requested my Snapchat AI bot to see what was on their story and that is what they mentioned, first it was a canine but it surely wasn’t, it was a beige wall and a purple ceiling and now I’m confused and scared with AI’s”.
Some customers theorised the Snapchat story was of a wall and ceiling, with one individual posting on Twitter: “Not ‘My AI’ on @Snapchat posting a narrative and it’s a video too. How does an ‘synthetic intelligence bot’ submit a narrative of a video that seems to be of a wall and ceiling too?? #myai #snapchat”.
Happy i received banned on snapchat these AI bots by no means sat proper w me
— nat (@amph3tamine111) August 16, 2023
One individual additionally commented: “Happy I received banned on Snapchat these AI bots by no means sat proper with me”.
Another individual mentioned: “Now maintain up. You’re telling me the Snapchat ai bot I message is a PERSON #snapchatexposed”.
Newsquest contacted Snapchat for remark, with a spokesperson saying: “My AI skilled a brief outage that is now resolved.”