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GM plans to let you talk to your car with ChatGPT, Knight Rider-style


In the 1982 TV series Knight Rider, the main character can have a full conversation with his futuristic car. Once science fiction, this type of language interface may soon be one step closer to reality because General Motors is working on bringing a ChatGPT-style AI assistant to its automobiles, according to Semafor and Reuters.

While GM won't be adding Knight Rider-style turbojet engines or crime-fighting weaponry to its vehicles, its cars may eventually talk back to you in an intelligent-sounding way, thanks to a collaboration with Microsoft.

Microsoft has invested heavily in OpenAI, the company that created ChatGPT. Now, they're looking for ways to apply chatbot technology to many different fields.

"ChatGPT is going to be in everything," Reuters quotes GM Vice President Scott Miller as saying in an interview last week. Miller gave examples of being able to explore vehicle features found in the manual, integrate schedules on a calendar, or program a garage door code using a conversational voice interface.

report from Semafor, which first broke the story, also suggests that a driver might be able to ask a future AI-enabled GM car how to fix a flat tire, and the car would play an instructional video or give step-by-step instructions on how to change it.