A developer has created a tweak for Siri that enhances Apple’s voice assistant by using OpenAI’s GPT-3.
The demo shows a smarter Siri that can respond to much more conversational language than ever before. In the YouTube video of him, developer Mate Marschalko demonstrates his clever self-built Siri Enhancement.
The power of combining GPT-3 with a voice assistant allows Marschalko to ask Siri, “Let’s go for a little walk downtown, can you recommend a few things to see?” To which the voice assistant provides information related to your location, St Albans.
Marschalko then tells Siri “my wife is driving home and will be here in 15 minutes, turn on the lights outside just before she parks.” This sets a timer for Siri to turn on the lights just before she arrives.
The demo is incredibly impressive, giving us a real understanding of the improvements this increasingly accessible new AI technology could have on our everyday voice assistants.
marschalko published a practical guide (opens in a new tab) to achieve the same results on your blog, though it’s quite complicated and actually costs $0.014 per API request sent to GPT-3. The clever process has been created using Apple’s Shortcuts app, where voice commands to Siri are routed to GPT-3 before activating your HomeKit-enabled smart home devices.
The best iPhone is the one we carry in our pocket, which is why Siri has become an important part of our daily lives since its release in 2011 along with iOS 5, even though it can be frustrating. My experience with Siri is asking “How much time is left on the timer?” and it replies “there are no timers” because it skipped the prompt in the first place.
The past few months have shown consumers what AI is truly capable of with the release of OpenAI’s ChatGPT, which can answer their most complex questions and hold a conversation, as well as AI-generated art created from user input. . Conversational AI is likely to have a big impact on the future of the voice assistants we’ve become so reliant on and this demo gives us a glimpse of what that could look like.