This is a weird one that I landed on via someone’s RSS that I now forget, but it’s supposedly someone getting Snapchat’s My AI to admit to its hidden guidelines or some such.

I’ve never even used Snapchat, let alone this bot. I’m just wondering what the logic would be, if this were a true reflection of some kind of official guidelines it follows, for the inclusion of a statement like “I will not refer to myself as an AI”.

I guess we’re going to see a lot more of this kind of thing now that the GPT API allows you to include a “system message” to define how the Assistant-bot interacts, to a certain extent:

Rather than the classic ChatGPT personality with a fixed verbosity, tone, and style, developers (and soon ChatGPT users) can now prescribe their AI’s style and task by describing those directions in the “system” message. System messages allow API users to significantly customize their users’ experience within bounds.