Bryan Chiang, a computer science student at Stanford University, had a great idea. The linguist wanted to see if ChatGPT could help people communicate better.
So, armed with augmented reality glasses and a laptop, he started the project. Chiang worked with friends to develop RizzGPT, an AI-powered monocle.
Developed by Brilliant Labs, the monocle has a built-in camera, microphone and sensor. When a person is talking to a user, RizzGPT picks up the speech through the microphone, converts it to text and sends it to ChatGPT over WiFi. Chat GPT provided information displayed on a small monocular screen.
RizzGPT utilizes artificial intelligence to cater to the needs,” Chiang stated. “It periodically listens to your speech and provides suggestions on what to say”
On the show, Chiang was asked about his biggest weakness. Hesitating for a moment, he read the monocle’s answer: “I think my biggest weakness is trying too hard sometimes.
The experiment had some limitations. There was no planning and signs of delay and reaction. Still, Chiang says the technology shows potential. He sees a future in which 5G connectivity, AR glasses, and smart artificial intelligence combine to create a new and natural way to interact with computers.
Chiang’s goal is not to replace the human voice, but to help people communicate. Rizz found that GPT can be very helpful for people who struggle with social anxiety or have trouble connecting with others.
Chiang is expected to join RizzGPT. Combining artificial intelligence with augmented reality, it aims to improve communication and provide support where it’s needed most.
A combination of new hardware, advanced algorithms, and network connectivity could usher in a new era of human-computer interaction.