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Robot Car Salespeople Are Strangely Very Helpful: COTD

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The process of buying a car can be one of the larger headaches in life. You just want to exchange money or payments for a vehicle, but there are seemingly so many hoops to jump through. Sometimes you’ll contact a dealership, be told a car is there, and show up just to learn the car is long gone. But don’t worry! You’ll be offered a car you don’t want or that doesn’t fit your needs, and for way more than you want to pay. Or, maybe the car will seem affordable, then you look at the final price and see the dealer is making you pay for window tint, VIN etching, and other stuff you didn’t ask for. Well as it turns out, ChatGPT is really good for something!

Some dealerships are replacing human chat teams with aforementioned, massively popular AI, and while ChatGPT shouldn’t be your lawyer, maybe it’s a great first point of contact for a car dealership. Take today’s piece by Lewin; people have found ChatGPT dealership interactions super helpful with Python scripts and even closing killer car deals. In one instance, Chevrolet of Watsonville’s chatbot even recommended a Ford! Incredible.

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All of you were eating it up, producing solid gold comment-section hilarity. Goof’s COTD winner is a good start:

Looking forward to Torch’s next book, “Robot, Take the Deal.”

For those of you who don’t know, Jason published a book titled Robot, Take the Wheel: The Road to Autonomous Cars and the Lost Art of Driving. It’s a great read about how we humans drive and the challenges of self-driving cars, and I thoroughly I recommend you give it a look. Now, back to COTD …

Alexk98 made me giggle at the thought of a car salesman helping you out with Python as you test drive a used Honda Fit.

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My average salesman can’t help me with basic script writing for data processing, much less give me that kind of legally binding no-taksie- backsies deal, the future we were promised really is finally here.

Bob Sorokanich

Finally, Rafael Ruivo gives the perfect explanation as to why you might buy an old subway sign, vintage bus materials, or an overpriced sealed beam headlight:

Everyone feels like the protagonist of their own lives, and having the chance of owning these pieces of day to day scenery evokes the same feeling of movie memorabilia. For me it feels like materializing the emotion I had associated with a fading memory.
Memories associated with our commute are particularly interesting because they sit on the background, threaded and rethreaded so many times without thought that they run really deep, but are ignored – until they are long gone.
I had to leave the country I was born and start anew in a new culture, and soon the time will come for me to change again. Before (and during) that, I’ve changed cities and addresses more times I’d care to count. I like to hold on to some of the background stuff like old fans (got two), kitchen appliances (a scale was all I could save), and other common objects that were extras on my movie long ago, but the footage where they used to appear has long faded.
I’m sure I was going somewhere with this, but I got lost in the journey ????

Have a great evening, everyone!

Top graphic images: bylllonajalll / stock.adobe.com; WavebreakmediaMicro / stock.adobe.com

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Rafael
Rafael
3 months ago

Yay, one of my incoherent ramblings made COTD!
I promise to use my powers for good, and refrain from stealing street signs and station markings!

Last edited 3 months ago by Rafael
RataTejas
RataTejas
3 months ago
Reply to  Rafael

Darn chatbot. That should have read refrain from good and use your powers for stealing street signs and station markings.

Rafael
Rafael
3 months ago
Reply to  RataTejas

Shhh, don’t blow my cover!

10001010
10001010
3 months ago

Great book, good read, 5/5, do recommend.

AC2DE
AC2DE
3 months ago

Torch’s book is a good read! Solidly recommended.

Subarado
Subarado
3 months ago

If anyone is on the fence, Torch’s book is great! The same humor and obscure references you’re familiar with + a well researched deep dive into everything autonomous driving.

AC2DE
AC2DE
3 months ago
Reply to  Subarado

You beat me by 43 seconds, and with better details!

H4llelujah
H4llelujah
3 months ago

Yeah gonna have to get that book, and that comment was so nonsensical and perfectly written……that it almost seems done by an AI itself?

Not The Ford 289
Not The Ford 289
4 months ago

How did I just find out that he actually made that book? Huh. I might need to get that.

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