What Is My AI on Snapchat? (How to Remove & Is It Safe?) – Trend Micro News

Snapchat recently rolled out its AI chatbot, My AI. Powered by OpenAI’s ChatGPT, My AI can offer advice, answer questions, and converse with users. However, unlike ChatGPT, Snapchat’s My AI allows users to customize the chatbot’s name, create a custom avatar for it, and bring it into conversations with friends.  

Since its launch, My AI has faced some backlash from parents and Snapchat users who have criticized it for privacy concerns, “creepy” exchanges, and the inability to remove the feature from their chat feed unless they pay for a premium subscription (this is not true — keep on reading to learn how to remove it).  
Additionally, some users have shared concerns about how the tool understands, interacts with, and collects information from photos shared on Snapchat. Parents have also expressed their displeasure with how My AI has allegedly provided suggestions for how to lie to parents. However, not all users dislike the new feature, with many people having found it great for suggesting music and movie recommendations.  
Generally speaking, My AI is safe to use. Although just like virtual assistants Siri, Cortana, Alexa, and Google Assistant, users should still be careful not to overshare or share personal information when talking with My AI. This advice is echoed by Snapchat too, which recommends not sharing confidential or sensitive information with My AI. 
My AI is accessible from the Chat screen. To give it a try, swipe to the right from the Camera screen to open the Chat screen. 
If you want to remove My AI, here’s how to do it: 
Another way to do it is: 
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