By Kai Quizon,
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Recently, the team behind Josh.ai unveiled their new upgrade to their smart home system. Here, they use the natural linguistic model ChatGPT-3 to make interacting with smart devices even more seamless. But what exactly does ChatGPT do for your smart home setup?
More Natural Voice Prompts
ChatGPT is a natural linguistic model that is focused on taking human speech and distilling it to the important commands and information contained within. Siri, Ok Google, and Alexa can do some of this, but you have likely been plagued by “I didn’t quite catch that.” or “Try that again please.” before. This often occurs when you lob a voice assistant a string of commands that interact with each other or contain more than simple if-then statements.
With ChatGPT at the helm, you can provide a complicated string of commands for your smart home to execute. For example, you may be wrapping up working on your computer and are ready to change the room setup. You can say:
Hey Josh, open the blinds, stop the music, and turn on the lights.
ChatGPT can then take each of these phrases and respond in turn! Check out how the team at Josh.ai harnessed this power in the video below:
ChatGPT is excellent at responding in a conversational matter providing relevant information. In the video above, Josh is already aware of the user’s location and is able to supply relevant information pertaining to the conversation. Think of this as an improved version of your typical voice assistant. Instead of asking about Michelangelo and getting a link to his Wikipedia page that you must open on your phone, ChatGPT will produce a short blurb that will be spoken out loud over your smart home speaker.
Josh.AI And Large Language Models
The founders of Josh.ai is betting big on the technology behind ChatGPT as the next big step in home automation. Using a well trained voice knowledge graph, Josh can tell the difference between “open the drapes” and “drop the apes” (one of which is only useful in a zoological setting). Then, Josh can feed that information into ChatGPT to generate a conversational, situational response to the query.
This is the big new step. In ten years time, will users still tolerate the infuriating reality of asking Siri to call Grandma and getting their friend Greg on the phone instead? Unlikely. The Josh.ai confounder Alex Capecelatro agrees, saying:
“If we don’t adopt ChatGPT-type technology, businesses like mine [Josh.ai] won’t exist in a year. It is critical to the future of anyone doing voice control in the home.”Alex Capecelatro, Founder, Josh.ai
Adding ChatGPT to your smart home is an excellent way to amp up your automation and provide a more natural, linguistic oriented approach to controlling your home. If you find yourself constantly at war with Siri, give it a try! For more information, check out Josh.ai or review ChatGPT’s API.