The rippling effects of MyAI


Rishit Agni

Converstations with the AI can range from normal texts to sharing photos for it to describe.

Rishit Agnihotri

With the release of Snapchat’s new feature, MyAI, students at Amador have had a variety of reactions to the new addition to their friend list. 

The new intelligent bot is powered by the popular AI Chatbot ChatGPT and has multiple unique features, ranging from describing photos to answering questions. 

“I think it’s pretty cool because when you ask it a question, it normally gives the right response and its photo recognition feature is something that isn’t common in other apps, but still is interesting,” said Shriya Jaishankar (‘25).

With this unexpected release of AI on the platform, students around campus have had a wide spectrum of reactions, from some thinking it’s unusual to talk to artificial intelligence to others embracing it as a new part of the app. 

“When my friends and I heard they were adding the feature, it was very much a surprise for all of us. I honestly didn’t know what to expect, but my friends were already joking around about how this is similar to ChatGPT and how creepy it would be to have an AI as a friend,” said Raghav Pottabathini (‘25).

MyAI doesn’t seem to be going anywhere in the near future and many people expect it to grow into Snapchat’s top advertising feature. With a global surge in artificial intelligence, MyAI has become a model of what future bots will be like.

“I don’t really know much about AI, but just by seeing how ChatGPT works and how MyAI can already describe photos, it really puts a new perspective on what the future might look like,” said Sarvesh Sivaramen(‘26).