Looking Glass, a Brooklyn-based company, has developed a “holographic AI companion” named Uncle Rabbit that uses ChatGPT to communicate back-and-forth in real time with humans while performing tasks requested of it. The company recently shared several demos on Twitter of people interacting with Uncle Rabbit, showcasing its conversational skills and ability to learn and improve its own skill set.
Looking Glass describes itself as “a team of inventors, artists, and engineers committed to building a hologram future for creators and artists around the world” and was founded in 2014. It introduced its desktop holographic developer kit in 2018.
In one demo, a person asks Uncle Rabbit to identify and finish a song by reciting some of the lyrics. After a short pause, Uncle Rabbit responds in a conversational tone that the song is the “Talking Heads classic This Must Be The Place” and then recites the next line.
In another demo, a person converses with Uncle Rabbit about carrots, Looking Glass, and what it’s like to be a holographic AI. Uncle Rabbit speaks out his actions, such as “munching on carrots with great gusto” and makes humorous “Doc” references in a nod to Bugs Bunny.
Unlike smart assistants such as Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant, which can only provide information and perform tasks when asked, Uncle Rabbit has the ability to hold a conversation while executing tasks.
ChatGPT, the chatbot that powers Uncle Rabbit, is quickly being developed beyond its standard functionality on browsers and computer-based programs. With the introduction of the holographic AI companion, ChatGPT has come to life in a whole new way. The ability to communicate with humans in real time and complete tasks while also learning and improving its own skill set marks a significant step forward in the development of AI technology.
The demos of Uncle Rabbit interacting with people are not only impressive but also showcase the potential for AI technology to become more human-like in its communication and problem-solving abilities. While some may be skeptical of the use of AI technology in everyday life, the development of holographic AI companions like Uncle Rabbit may prove to be a valuable asset in various industries.
With the development of holographic AI companions like Uncle Rabbit, the possibilities for the use of AI technology in the entertainment industry and beyond are endless.