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AI DIGEST: US and EU Code of Conduct, Instagram’s AI Chatbot, Snapchat Focus on “My Snaps”

By Nicolo Finazzi
Nicolo Finazzi

5 Min

June 8, 2023

US and EU Join Forces to Create New AI Code of Conduct

Key Takeaways:

  • Collaboration between the US and the EU signifies the recognition of the global impact of AI.
  • The TTC will lead the initiative.
  • The development of a joint AI code of conduct highlights the focus on ethical guidelines.

The United States and the European Union have joined forces to collaborate on the development of a joint AI code of conduct. The US-EU Trade & Tech Council (TTC), consisting of senior executives from prominent tech companies, will lead the initiative to establish ethical guidelines for AI technology. This partnership aims to address critical concerns related to privacy, accountability, and fairness in AI systems.

During a panel session at the TTC meeting in Sweden, Margrethe Vestager, the European Union's EVP for competition and digital strategy, expressed the intention to develop an AI Code of Conduct promptly:

“We will be very encouraged to take it from here. To produce a draft. To invite global partners to come on board. To cover as many as possible,” she said“And we will make this a question of absolute urgency to have such an AI Code of Conduct for a voluntary signup.”

By working together, the US and the EU aim to ensure that AI is developed and deployed in a manner that respects human rights and aligns with shared values. The code of conduct will serve as a framework for responsible AI development, usage, and regulation, promoting transparency and trust in the rapidly evolving AI landscape.

Instagram Explores Enhanced User Interactions with AI Chatbot in DMs

Key Takeaways:

  • Instagram is testing an AI chatbot experience within its DM feature.
  • The chatbot utilizes artificial intelligence to provide automated responses and assistance.

Instagram, the popular social media platform, is currently testing a cutting-edge AI chatbot experience within its direct messaging feature. By leveraging artificial intelligence technology, the chatbot offers automated responses and assistance to users, revolutionizing the way people interact on the platform. This exciting development has the potential to simplify communication and boost user engagement, providing a more seamless and efficient experience for Instagram users. With the rise of AI technology, social media platforms continue to explore innovative ways to improve user interactions and make the online experience more personalized and dynamic.

As Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg stated on AI via his new Instagram Channel recently:

In the short term, we’ll focus on building creative and expressive tools. Over the longer term, we’ll focus on developing AI personas that can help people in a variety of ways. We’re exploring experiences with text (like chat in WhatsApp and Messenger), with images (like creative Instagram filters and ad formats), and with video and multi-modal experiences.”

For now, Instagram's AI chatbot is a significant step towards achieving these goals, and users can expect more convenient and efficient communication with the DM feature.

Snapchat Introduces AI-Powered "My Snaps" Feature

Key Takeaways:

  • Snapchat introduces the "My AI Snaps" feature, allowing users to send photos and receive AI-generated images.
  • The feature leverages advanced AI technology to personalize the photo-sharing experience, unlocking new advertising possibilities.

Snapchat has unveiled its latest feature, "My AI Snaps," revolutionizing photo sharing on the platform. With "My AI Snaps," users can now send photos and receive AI-generated images in return. Leveraging cutting-edge artificial intelligence technology of ChatGPT and GPT-4, this feature adds a new level of personalization and creativity to the Snapchat experience. Each AI-generated image is unique and tailored to the user's preferences, making photo sharing more engaging and exciting than ever before.

Currently, Snapchat+ users who have access to My AI can send a photo Snap to the chatbot using the same method as sending Snaps to friends. Notifications will be sent by Snapchat when My AI responds to the Snap, based on the user's notification preferences. My AI will reply with a Snap based on its analysis of the original Snap. As of today, while there are examples showcasing the potential of My AI Snaps, there is room for improvement in terms of image interpretation. Then, users have the option to save the Snaps sent by My AI in the chat or capture a screenshot. Moreover, My AI may not always respond with a Snap but may provide a text-based reply to the user's Snap instead.

Apart from the exchange of Snaps, My AI also incorporates advertisements within specific conversations. However, the relevance of these ads to the ongoing discussions may vary. However, the potential for advertising is evident in the Snaps generated by My AI, which could feature recommendations for fashion, restaurants, recipes, and other related products or services within the Snap conversations.