GIVEN the impressive performance of the latest generation of chatbots, the most striking example of which is ChatGPT, car manufacturers are thinking of integrating them into the interiors of their latest models. The idea is that the driver could call on these personal assistants at any time, if needed.

Some drivers could soon be conversing with an artificial intelligence similar to, or even directly derived from, ChatGPT.

According to the Semafor website, Scott Miller, General Motors' vice-president for operating systems and in-car software, has already confirmed the development of an in-car personal assistant powered by artificial intelligence, with much greater possibilities than today's versions with their relatively limited number of voice commands.

GM is reportedly working with Microsoft to develop a voice assistant based on ChatGPT technology.

The goal would be to make this technology available in all the group's connected vehicle models. Note that the two firms have already been working together for several years on developing the autonomous car of tomorrow.

In terms of usage, this kind of AI assistant could provide personalized and contextualized responses.

For example, if the car has a flat tire, the chatbot could help the driver either change the tire on the spot or find a garage nearby.

The driver could also turn to the assistant when a warning light is activated, in order to check what it is and, if necessary, what the problem is with their car.

The challenge of creating an intelligent voice-activated interface is at the heart of the strategy of the world's largest car manufacturers.

In this field, ChatGPT and others could not only change, but accelerate, the game.