The German bicycle manufacturer Urtopia has announced that it will integrate ChatGPT into its cycles, thus becoming the first brand to bet on artificial intelligence, although it is still unknown if it will include it in all its models or only in some. The functions, limited at the moment, could evolve over time.
ChatGPT has burst into the daily lives of many people. This artificial intelligence revolutionized the sector when its amazing capabilities could be verified. Since then, society has been divided between those who see it as a threat to their jobs and those who entrust themselves to it as the greatest ally they could have.
Artificial intelligence is reaching many markets in recent times. And now it lands in cycling thanks to Urtopia, which defines it as “the bike with a mind”. Thus, ChatGPT will be integrated into Urtopia through the handlebar screen, which will have a text-to-speech converter to avoid the impossible task of typing while pedaling.
For the moment, this integration will offer limited resources, since, as can be seen in the promotional video published by Urtopia itself, it will offer help in navigation; In addition, you will have some flexibility when planning a route based on the instructions we give you.
Beyond this, it will also have the function of controlling our heart rate and thus varying the level of assistance.
Urtopia has not revealed if it will integrate ChatGPT in all its models or if it will only be possible to use it in some of them. Something that adds to the little information that for the moment has come out of this news.
A future full of questions
The horizon of artificial intelligence is difficult to predict and at this point it is still confusing to know how far they will be able to go in the world of bikes. Urtopia launched the announcement at Eurobike 2023 -along with other novelties- and becomes the first bike manufacturer to bet on it.
For now, this is what we can achieve with current artificial intelligence. What can we achieve when it is in a more advanced stage of development? It is the million dollar question and for now no one has the answer.
Fantasy invites us to imagine that in the near future we may be able to design optimal race strategies that take into account our most detailed data, or to plan training sessions to achieve an ideal preparation for our goals.
As usually happens with any change, the debate is open between those who welcome what they consider to be progress and those who find it nonsense that undermines the true spirit of the sport. The range of possibilities is still unknown and perhaps soon we will have more news.