There are accusations on Snapchat that they are not taking the potential risks to the users seriously. Children are especially at greater risk from the AI chatbot. UK is even considering shutting down MY AI feature of Snapchat in its territory due to security. Snapchat in response has said that it is checking the preliminary findings very closely. My AI lets its users to chat with a computer that acts like a human. Snapchat has said that it is an evolving feature that has been powered by ChatGPT. This feature mimics the realistic replies.
Snap, the parent company of Snapchat introduced My AI feature at the start of this year and it was the first of its kind on social media platform. In UK there are more than 21 million Snapchat users and many of them are youngsters. The related authorities in UK are worried about the privacy risks for 13 to 17 years old users. Snapchat has said that it will cooperate with the ICO and will conduct a complete legal as well as privacy review before launching the function.
According to Snapchat, My AI is a kind and interactive chatbot designed to serve as each user’s personal assistant. According to Snap CEO Evan Spiegel, it facilitates menu creation and day trip planning in addition to participating in over two million daily chats. If younger Snapchat users actually understand the implications of data collection is one thing to be concerned about. A key component of the platform’s mission is privacy, it emphasized.