Mercedes-Benz advances towards Artificial Intelligence in cars with ChatGPT

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Mercedes-Benz, the renowned German luxury car maker, is poised to raise the bar for vehicle innovation by adding ChatGPTa language model developed by Open AIto your infotainment system MBUX.

Mercedes-Benz and the integration of ChatGPT

Mercedes-Benz owners in the US will have the opportunity to add a new dimension of luxury to their vehicles, thanks to the integration of ChatGPT. This highly versatile and conversational OpenAI language model has been designed to enhance the conversational capability of the company’s infotainment system, MBUX.

Starting today, June 16, US owners of models using MBUX will be able to sign up for a beta program to activate the ChatGPT functionality, simply by saying “Hey Mercedes, I want to join the beta program.”

ChatGPT capabilities and its usefulness in the automotive environment

ChatGPT is renowned for its ability to hold human-like conversations on any topic, inventing new facts to keep the conversation flowing. Plus, you can summarize and synthesize existing content, write or plagiarize code, or even help write wedding vows.

Although it may seem strange to implement such a capability in an automotive environment, Mercedes-Benz describes the potential applications this way: Users will experience a voice assistant that not only accepts natural voice commands, but can also hold conversations. For example, if a user asks the Voice Assistant for details about her fate, suggestions for a new dinner recipe, or to answer a complex question, he’ll get a fuller answer while keeping his hands on the wheel and his eyes on the wheel. on the road.

Controversy and debate about privacy

Of course, incorporating such an advanced AI language model is not without its concerns, especially in terms of privacy. Mercedes-Benz expressly states that it cares about user data, but clearly retains and uses user conversations.

Voice command data is stored in the Mercedes-Benz Intelligent Cloud, where it is anonymized and analysed. Mercedes-Benz developers will be able to gain useful insights from specific requests, allowing them to set precise priorities in voice control development.

The fact that Mercedes-Benz is experimenting with such an advanced AI language model in its infotainment system suggests a future in which artificial intelligence will not only be an integral part of our daily lives, but also a key component of our experience. of conduction. All in all, this Mercedes-Benz beta test gives us a glimpse into the future of the automotive industry and prompts us to reflect on the delicate balance between the convenience provided by artificial intelligence and the need to maintain our privacy and security.

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