For years, voice-activated virtual assistants like Siri and Alexa have been essential household companions, but the game is changing. Artificial Intelligence (AI) developers like McKay Wrigley have created a simple way to replace Apple’s assistant, Siri, with the ChatGPT Chatbot using Apple’s built-in Shortcuts app. The impact of this AI revolution has been enormous, with his video having been viewed more than 3 million times and prompting a wave of auxiliary hacks, some of which have improved on the shortcut.
ChatGPT is the brainchild of OpenAI, and it’s no surprise why users have been left in awe of its conversational flair, wit, and endless knowledge. Impressively, the chatbot has been able to respond to a range of queries with varying degrees of accuracy. But why would anyone want to get rid of a beloved and highly sophisticated companion, like Siri, in the first place?
The answer could lie with the prevalence of nonfungible tokens, stablecoin payment systems, and metaverse projects. This shift in the economy towards a Web3 platform is disruption of the existing search engine, as explained by Nicholas Thompson, CEO of Atlantic. ChatGPT has made it easy for users to ask and receive answers quickly, rather than having to trawl through endless online resources.
Furthermore, these voice-activated AI assistants are becoming increasingly capable of accurately responding to diversifying tasks, such as customer service. This aids in smoother navigation of these projects, as well as other domains, for consumers new to the scene. That being said, there are ethical considerations to bear in mind whilst using AI assistants, such as the risk of inaccuracy, as well as the possibility of furthering surveillance capitalism.
As OpenAI’s ChatGPT continues to spread, it’ll be interesting to see if this AI assistant is able to completely replace Siri and Alexa. For now, ChatGPT has certainly made a compelling case, leaving us to wonder: will it be the future of virtual Assistants, or a passing fad?