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Original story (published on August 16, 2023) follows:

Snapchat’s ‘My AI’ feature has been presenting a curious behavior in the last few hours, causing the bewilderment and even concern of several users.

More specifically, many were surprised to see how Snapchat ‘My AI’ posted a story, something only normal users should be able to do. Also, the feature stopped working for others.

Snapchat ‘My AI’ posting a story scares users; AI down for some

Like other social networks and messaging services, Snapchat allows you to publish ‘Stories’. In fact, it was a pioneer in this. Stories are basically temporary posts that remain visible for 24 hours.

That said, Snapchat ‘My AI’ posting a story as if it were a human user is not the only thing that is drawing attention, but the content posted.

According to reports, the chatbot uploaded a story where only a wall could be seen in a video for a few seconds, something that is leaving many baffled.

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👻 UNUSUAL-The Snapchat account My AI supposed to be an artificial intelligence published a story on the application where you can see a wall filmed for a few seconds. No indication is available at the moment as to whether this is an error on the part of the social network or not

Snapchat AI is going crazy right now, don’t give me another indictment ITS NOT ME

Besides that, some users are reporting that Snapchat ‘My AI’ is down or not working for them. They are just getting error messages saying that the feature is ‘busy’ or facing ‘technical issues’ when trying to use it.

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not snapchat ai acting like it’s busy after knowing what it just did

The unusual situation is making many suspicious of a potential hack to ‘My AI’ feature. The lack of an official word by the Snapchat team does not help to calm these theories.

everyone’s Snapchat ai got hacked people are saying it’s recording you and has your location all chats saved my eyes only etc but like people like to say things to make people panic sooo who knows about the tracking stuff

My AI on Snapchat is certainly broken. Or… HACKED. No AI can post a ceiling pick. And we know you ain’t busy boy.

Let’s hope that soon there will be an official statement that offers clarity on the situation. After all, those who suspect a hack might also be concerned about the integrity of their personal data.

We will be monitoring the situation to update this story as events unfold.

Update 1 (August 16, 2023)

10:05 am (IST): Snapchat support just took to Twitter/X to report that the recent outage with AI has now been resolved.

Hey there. My AI experienced a temporary outage that’s now resolved.

10:56 am (IST): Snapchat My AI is answering inquiries regarding the current problem by stating that “That must have been a glitch” and suggests changing the topic of conversation.

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Update 2 (August 17, 2023)

09:47 am (IST): Some users continue to believe that My AI was hacked yesterday (1,2,3). They even contend that the AI exposed private information, however this is not yet supported by evidence.

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