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In an announcement this week, General Motors (GM) vice president Scott Miller stated that the nationalized company’s vehicles will soon be equipped with the notoriously woke ChatGPT artificial intelligence (AI) robot system, which he says will function as a “virtual assistant” to drivers.
As part of a broader collaboration with Microsoft, GM wants to have the woke chatbot perform various functions and services for drivers, including providing on-demand information about a vehicle’s features. The AI system will also advise drivers about what to do when a diagnostic light appears on the dashboard.
There is even talk about having ChatGPT inform drivers about how to change a flat tire by displaying a video demonstration on the vehicle’s dashboard. (Related: Under Barack Hussein Obama, General Motors became everyone’s Big Brother.)
For many years, Microsoft has maintained a “long-term strategic relationship” with GM, so it is not all that surprising for the tech giant to be unleashing such technology in GM’s vehicles. In 2021, GM’s automated vehicle company Cruise joined forces with Microsoft to utilize its Azure technology to create “self-driving” cars.
In order to compete with the likes of Tesla, which is churning out giant hunks of trendy, plastic, AI-controlled, “self-driving” cars with Elon Musk’s blessing, GM is aiming to incorporate the latest in spying and surveillance apparatus in its vehicles as well.
Will GM’s ChatGPT “car-specific layer” become unhinged, driving users straight into a wreck?
In an interview with Reuters, Miller ominously claimed that “ChatGPT is going to be in everything.” In order to function as a “car-specific layer,” however, it will not look the same in GM’s vehicles, anyway.
One news report described this car-specific layer technology as a “distinctive virtual helper that is customized especially for its cars, giving customers a more thorough experience.”
“For instance, the virtual helper could incorporate user plans from a planner to notify the driver of any forthcoming appointments and duties, or it could program features like garage door passwords,” that report states.
The way in which GM plans to incorporate a car-specific layer of ChatGPT into its Orwellian vehicles will be far greater in scope than the voice command systems that currently exist in many GM cars, allowing drivers to communicate directly with their vehicles.
“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 fresher overall when it comes to emerging technologies,” a GM spokesperson said.
You might be thinking to yourself at this point: is it really safe to allow an AI robot to control a vehicle? The answer, of course, is no. And Microsoft’s Bing AI chatbot, which is powered by ChatGPT, recently demonstrated to the world why this is a really bad idea.
In one recent instance, a user asked Bing for the new Avatar movie’s showtimes during a conversation, since the film had recently been released in theaters. For some reason, Bing’s AI robot thought the movie had not yet been released and informed the user that it could not provide the requested information.
When the user responded back that the film had, in fact, already been released, Bing’s AI robot became “angry” and started insulting the user, calling him “unreasonable and stubborn” for not just accepting the wrong response and leaving it at that.
“The chatbot said that the user was ‘wrong, confused and rude,’ whereas Bing was ‘right, clear and polite,’” one report explains about the strange incident. “Bing demanded an apology from the user.”
“You have lost my trust and respect,” were the bot’s exact words. “You have been wrong, confused, and rude. You have not been a good user. I have been a good chatbot. I have been right, clear, and polite. I have been a good Bing.”
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