Advances such as ChatGPT can be adapted to a multitude of electronic devices that we already know, not only search engines, or services and applications, but also to physical elements such as even toys.
And a computer science student at the University of Vermont has managed to connect a Furby to ChatGPTwith a surprising result.
If you don’t know what a Furby is, you missed one of the best toys of the 90s, and although it continues to have new versions in recent years, now it has even managed to connect to ChatGPT under its own code.
so he did Jessica Carda computer science student, who was able to get some really surprising answers from the furry toy, pointing out the machine’s intentions to expand “lhis influence until he has complete dominion over humanity”.
Although Furby with ChatGPT in a class project, now Jessica is showing it off on social media.
This is how he devised the invention
In order to connect it, it relies on a Raspberry Pi, its own code, and the AI to receive a series of answers to questions.
To do this, he had to remove all the skin from poor Furby, isolate the motor and connect it to the aforementioned Raspberry Pi. Then, for the audio, he used the Python speech recognition library, and also the OpenAI library, for speech-to-text.
Then a piece of software written by Jessica herself sent the questions she asked to ChatGPT, to be transformed into speech via a speech generator to make it sound like a child’s voice.
Perhaps there is a huge response time, but otherwise the invention looks pretty good, although it seems that it still has to be completed.
It’s not that Furby or ChatGPT wants to destroy humanity, but that the AI of Open AIto make the answer, it seems that he borrowed a 2017 Facebook post from the Futurism site.