Snapchat’s AI chatbot is a security concern

Last February, Snapchat launched the ‘My AI’ chatbot with artificial intelligence (AI) facility using US technology firm OpenAI’s ChatGPT technology. The chatbot can use the built-in camera filters to automatically take photos as well as share them. If you want to know the answers to various questions, you can also change the various stickers in the picture through the chatbot. Despite its popularity among users, the UK regulator The Information Commissioners Office (ICO) has raised concerns about the privacy policy of the chatbot.
In a blog post, The Information Commissioner’s Office said Snapchat’s My AI chatbot lacked the identification and assessment of potential risks to children’s privacy protection. A preliminary investigation found that Snapchat’s potential risk assessment prior to the launch of My AI did not adequately scrutinize the security of information shared through artificial intelligence. Children in particular were not taken into consideration.
According to The Information Commissioners Office, Snapchat will be given the opportunity to explain its position on concerns about protecting children’s privacy. However, the use of My AI in the UK may be banned if it does not disclose specific measures to protect children’s information.