GENERAL Motors has leveraged its collaboration with Microsoft to begin integrating a ChatGPT-powered digital assistant into its upcoming vehicles.
ChatGPT is a bot with an extensive artificial intelligence (AI) system that drivers would use to answer questions and control car features.
Drivers may use a future General Motors model’s ChatGPT to streamline access to their owner’s manual, program functions like garage door codes, or make calendar adjustments.
In January, Microsoft invested $10billion in OpenAI, the company behind ChatGPT.
An unnamed GM spokesperson said: “This shift is not just about one single capability like the evolution of voice commands, but instead means that customers can expect their future vehicles to be far more capable and fresh overall when it comes to emerging technologies,” Reuters reports.
One can’t help but compare General Motors’ ChatGPT plans to the 1980s TV show Knight Rider with David Hasselhoff.
In the show, Hasselhoff’s character, Michael Knight, fights crime with his futuristic car named Kitt.
Kitt could give Hasselhoff’s character cash, analyze the chemical properties of materials, release air to passengers when underwater, and more on top of talking to Knight.
With ChatGPT, a driver would feed their GM vehicle a prompt, and the bot would respond with a chunk of text that continues.
And if the system works correctly, it will read in natural language as though a human wrote it.
The system created by Open AI is based on the GPT 3.5 model.
While “hallucination” was an issue for ChatGPT-3.5 — where the bot whips up false stories or rewrites history — OpenAI claims to have fixed this over the past six months.
General Motors Vice President Scott Miller said: “ChatGPT is going to be in everything,” Reuters reports.
The major auto manufacturer did not reveal an expected timeline for ChatGPT’s release within upcoming vehicles.