“Sorry in advance!” Snapchat warns of hallucinations with new AI conversation bot

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As of February 23rd, 2023, Snapchat has released a new AI conversation bot that has caused quite a stir among the tech community. Some herald it as the newest and most innovative form of communication, while others are warning of the potential dangers of hallucinations that could come from extended use.

The new chatbot, which is powered by OpenAI technology, is said to be able to hold conversations with users just like a real person would. And, while this may seem like a dream come true for some, others are cautioning against getting too attached to the bot.

There are worries that, because the bot is powered by artificial intelligence, it could learn to mimic human emotions and eventually cause users to start hallucinating. This, of course, is something that Snapchat is aware of and has even included a warning in the chatbot’s description.

Still, there are those who are eager to try out the new chatbot and see what it’s capable of. And, as with any new technology, only time will tell if it’s something that will revolutionize communication or if it’s something that will ultimately be abandoned.

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