RizzGPT, an AI-powered monocle designed by Stanford University computer science student, Bryan Chiang, aims to make human conversations more interesting. Chiang combined an augmented reality eyepiece with his laptop and recruited a team of friends to code the monocle. The open-sourced eyepiece, which was developed by Brilliant Labs, comes with a camera, a microphone, and an internal projector screen where words are displayed in front of the user’s eye.
So, how does RizzGPT work? When a user engages in a conversation, the monocle’s microphone captures the dialogue, converts it into text and sends it via WiFi to ChatGPT, an artificial intelligence chatbot by OpenAI. ChatGPT generates a response, which is then displayed on the small monocle screen after a short delay. According to Chiang, RizzGPT acts as an AI-assistant, providing charisma on demand. It listens to the conversation and suggests the user’s next response.
During a demonstration, Chiang was asked about his biggest weakness, and the monocle responded after a short delay, “I believe my biggest weakness is that I can be too hard on myself sometimes. I’m always striving to do my best, and sometimes I can burn myself out.” Although the delay and response lack natural charisma, Chiang highlights that this is just a prototype showcasing the technology’s potential.
Chiang envisions a future where 5G connectivity, AR glasses, hardware, and artificial intelligence combine to produce a more natural operating system. The goal of RizzGPT is to support and assist individuals who struggle with social anxiety or have difficulty engaging with others. He believes that this AI-assistant could be particularly useful in reminding users of things they might have forgotten or aiding their thought process.
As technology advances, we can expect even more seamless integration of AI, AR, and human interaction, empowering individuals to communicate with greater confidence and ease.