Say Hello To Uncle Rabbit AI, Your ChatGPT-Powered Hologram Buddy
The world is exploring the potential of ChatGPT, and the Looking Glass company turned it into a 3D holographic AI companion called Uncle Rabbit. It can ask questions and reply to humans, making it seem like it is conversing with them. Also, Uncle Rabbit can complete tasks for people.
The Looking Glass features a demo featuring CEO Shawn Frayne. He sang a few lyrics from Rick Astley’s “Never Gonna Give You Up” and then asked Uncle Rabbit to complete the lyrics. Surprisingly, it provided similar rabbit-themed lyrics to the song.
That makes the holographic assistant impressive, showing the rapid advancement of artificial intelligence. Let us see how it performed when other people tested the Uncle Rabbit AI. Perhaps you’d hop onto the Looking Glass website to order one!
What can the Uncle Rabbit AI do?
AI news writer Rowan Cheung tested the Uncle Rabbit AI and posted the interaction on Twitter. The holographic AI companion started the conversation with a polite introduction.
As a cartoon rabbit, it remarks, “What brings you hopping by today?” Then, Cheung asked for its identity. Also, he asked the hologram to finish a song by reciting some lyrics.
It responded in a conversational tone that the song’s title is “Talking Heads classic ‘This Must Be The Place.’” Next, it sang the next line while the song played on a nearby laptop.
Another person spoke with Uncle Rabbit AI about carrots. Then, he asked the holographic companion about his creator company Looking Glass.
The AI thought Looking Glass was a mirror at first. In response, he explained Looking Glass was the hologram company that created it.
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As a result, it differentiated between the object and the company. The holographic buddy also spoke out its actions, like “munching on carrots with great gusto.”
Sometimes, it said “Doc” in a few sentences, a clear nod to the cartoon character Bugs Bunny. These little quirks make the Uncle Rabbit AI surprisingly endearing for artificial intelligence.
It would seem that the AI operates via the Looking Glass Portrait. It is a Looking Glass product that looks like a small tablet or picture frame.
It stands upright in portrait orientation, showing holograms that seem 3D. You may tilt the device at various angles to see the 3D background.
As a result, it seems the Portrait stores a real object inside. If you want one, sign up for the Looking Glass newsletter for more details.
How ChatGPT Makes AI Companions Possible
Uncle Rabbit AI is not the only attempt to create AI assistants via ChatGPT. However, Looking Glass’s companion is unique because it turns it into a holographic animal buddy.
Snapchat is one of the first companies to test the ChatGPT API. It used that technology to create the My AI companion.
It appears like a regular contact on Snapchat, but a 3D avatar represents it. My AI can strike up a conversation and crack jokes with users.
It uses ChatGPT’s large language model but does not have all its features. Snapchat limited My AI to comply with the company’s safety policies.
The Snap AI cannot write essays or summarize academic papers for users. Also, it cannot recommend potentially harmful content.
Famous language learning app Duolingo recently adapted to artificial intelligence with Duolingo Max. It uses ChatGPT to help students how to use languages in real-life situations.
Product manager Edwin Bodge believes they must learn “immersively” by having free-flowing conversations with users. Soon, he might realize this goal as ChatGPT improves.
Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg also wants “AI Personas” for the company’s social media platforms. In other words, he wants something like Snap’s My AI for Whatsapp, Instagram, and Messenger.
ChatGPT powers the holographic AI companion called Uncle Rabbit AI. Surprisingly, it responds to users with its rabbit-themed personality, making it a cute and endearing character.
Uncle Rabbit may seem like a novelty toy, but it shows that artificial intelligence advances faster than ever. If it can speak as if it is striking up a conversation, what’s next for this technology?
How will it impact our lives in the future? Follow the latest digital trends at Inquirer Tech to find out.