AI has been evolving in the most amazing ways and has been a great fascination for the world, however, some people also see it as a man-made disaster. Moreover, many people have also found AI very creepy and have reported that it rather has been invading their privacy. Between all these speculations, the world was taken aback yesterday when the new Snapchat AI posted a story of a random wall.
Yesterday evening, Snapchat’s AI displayed highly unusual behaviour. Users noticed the chatbot was unresponsive and a puzzling Story was posted to its profile. Instead of its usual interactive engagement, the chatbot repetitively responded to all messages with a default phrase, “Sorry, I encountered a technical issue ?” This unexpected incident caused concern within Snapchat’s user community.
Several US Snapchat users shared screenshots of their AI providing unsettling responses. Snapchat Support later addressed affected users on X (formerly Twitter), explaining a brief outage had affected Snapchat AI. A user questioned the situation, saying, “What happened to the @Snapchat AI today? Was it hacked? I need an explanation.” The user further went on saying that it even posted a story but they never clicked on the story because their internet was acting up today so they thought it was just them but then they found out everyone had this.
The AI was introduced globally earlier this year, but technical glitches during this incident raised doubts and worries. Despite being a friendly companion for users, offering advice and Snapchat Lenses suggestions, the AI’s recent actions have left it in a different light. Surprisingly, when people inquired about the Story, the AI remained evasive, denying any involvement and claiming it couldn’t post Stories. Even though the reasons behind the glitch are very much unknown, they have still attracted interest and discussion among users and people in general. Do not know what AI has in store for us? Was it a glitch or a glimpse of a creepy future ahead??