In “issues that we did not anticipate ChatGPT to work with,” Furby’s had been close to the highest of our listing. However plainly somewhat Raspberry Pi and Python is all that’s wanted so as to add a cute face to Skynet’s distant relative. This mission from Jessica Card merges a skinned Furby with a Raspberry Pi 4 to supply an interactive chat buddy with a voice that reminds us of Resident Evil’s Crimson Queen AI.
i attached chatgpt to a furby and I believe this can be the beginning of one thing unhealthy for humanity pic.twitter.com/jximZe2qeGApril 2, 2023
From 1998 to 2018, Furbies had been a preferred vary of robotic digital toys that resembled a DNA experiment between a hamster and an owl. Regardless of this, they had been massively widespread, and keen makers and hackers simply cherished to tear them aside for tasks. Programmer Jessica Card attached the poor creature to a Raspberry Pi and, utilizing a USB microphone and a Python speech recognition module, was capable of seize the customers’ queries. These queries had been then despatched to OpenAI Whisper speech-to-text library, after which ChatGPT would reply as a textual content immediate. The textual content was transformed to speech utilizing Narakeet’s text-to-speech voice-over library. The audio file is then performed again utilizing a USB-powered speaker. The accompanying mouth, eyes and ear actions are managed utilizing an H bridge motor controller (on the breadboard within the video) to isolate the bigger present draw that Furby’s motors would require, from the Raspberry Pi.
Card demonstrates how the method works by asking it “Was there a secret plot by Furby’s to take over the world?” The query takes just a few moments to be answered. This may very well be resulting from its reluctance to share its nefarious plans to dominate the planet, or almost definitely as a result of processing and community time concerned in sending the message to and from ChatGPT. Furby’s reply is succinct: They’ve plans to take over the world through their “cute and cuddly look,” and as soon as they’ve infiltrated the world, they’ll use their “superior AI to govern and management their homeowners…till they’ve full dominance over humanity.”
We have had somewhat enjoyable with this complete concept. However in all seriousness, it is a nice mission that exhibits how the Raspberry Pi can be utilized to mix outdated tech with recent concepts.