As frustration with AI chatbots rises, Instagram DMs is likely only adding more

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Recently leaked images suggested there will be 30 artificial intelligence personalities with which to interact.

Meta has joined the growing number of companies that are testing the integration of AI chatbots into social media apps, according to recently leaked images circulating the media. For the simultaneously growing number of people who have been trying to stay away from interacting with artificial intelligence, this is going to make things much more frustrating.

The news was originally shared by Alessandro Paluzi, a leaker on Twitter, who shared a screenshot.

The screenshot focused on what appeared to be a new Instagram AI chatbots feature. It indicated that the technology will be used to answer user questions, give advice and provide assistance writing messages.

It also stated that users would be able to select from among “30 AI personalities and find which one you like best.”

As of the writing of this article, Meta has not yet made any formal announcements with respect to the artificial intelligence feature. That said, few would be surprised if it was an upcoming announcement for the very near future.

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In February, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that his company was indeed “developing AI personas that can help people in a variety of ways.” At that time, he also indicated that the company was looking into additional ways to integrate the bots into its platforms, “like chat in WhatsApp and Messengers.”

It appears that the AI chatbots in this context are meant to provide a more familiar feeling to users.

Since artificial intelligence is already being slipped into other areas of common use online – such as search – as well as in other social media platforms – such as Snapchat, this particular usage might feel more familiar and natural to those who have yet to gain much – if any – experience using similar technology.

The AI chatbots technology already launched, such as Snapchat’s My AI, has received mixed responses from users, many of whom have decided to simply ignore it, while others have made it the butt of a lengthy line of jokes. On the whole, users aren’t really sure how useful Snapchat’s artificial intelligence tech really is, so it will be interesting to see what angle Meta takes to break that trend.

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