Reportedly, General Motors and Microsoft are expanding their collaboration to create a virtual assistant for drivers that is similar to ChatGPT, as per Semafor. General Motors, a Michigan-based company that produces Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, and Cadillac vehicles, intends to use Microsoft’s investments in OpenAI, the developer of ChatGPT, to create the assistant.
ChatGPT, a chatbot that was introduced in November, became popular for its ability to help with tasks such as writing essays and emails. Recently, Microsoft integrated ChatGPT into a new version of Bing, increasing its daily active users to 100 million and competing with Google.
Microsoft has invested billions in OpenAI and partnered with General Motors in 2021 to support its self-driving technology. GM plans to use ChatGPT’s technology to create an in-car assistant that can respond to voice commands, including features such as showing “how-to” videos or diagnosing check engine lights.
In the future, this technology could be used to create advanced in-car assistants that go beyond the basic voice commands used in previous car models. The ChatGPT-based assistant could access owners’ manuals, program garage door codes, and provide a more interactive and intuitive driving experience.