General Motors Co. is exploring uses of ChatGPT as part of its broader collaboration with Microsoft Corp, a company executive told Reuters.
“ChatGPT is going to be in everything”, GM Vice President Scott Miller said in an interview last week.
The chatbot could be used to access information on how to use vehicle features normally found in an owner’s manual, program functions such as a garage door code, or integrate schedules from of a schedule, Miller said. “This change is not just about a single capability like the evolution of voice commands, but rather means that customers can expect their future vehicles to be much more capable and fresh overall when it comes to emerging technologies,” a GM spokesman said Friday.
The news was first reported by the Semafor website, which said the US automaker was working on a virtual personal assistant that uses AI models behind ChatGPT.
Earlier this year, Microsoft announced a multi-billion dollar investment in OpenAI, owner of ChatGPT, and said it aims to add chatbot technology to all of its products.
Microsoft, like other big tech companies, has stepped up efforts to bring more technology into vehicles, from infotainment systems to automated driving to the operating systems that control battery performance and multiple other functions of a vehicle.
GM in 2021 has partnered with Microsoft to accelerate the commercialization of driverless vehicles.
GM shares fell about 2% on Friday amid a broader decline. (Reporting by Nathan Gomes in Bengaluru and Joseph White in Detroit; Editing by Maju Samuel)