• From the Wall Street Journal this morning:
"Instacart Inc. is adding OpenAI’s ChatGPT chatbot technology to its grocery-delivery app, joining a growing list of companies that are turning to the humanlike artificial-intelligence language tool in efforts to boost customer services, marketing and other automated tasks.
"Instacart will use the chatbot to power a new search engine designed to respond to users’ food-related questions, such as asking for recipe ideas and ingredients, or healthy meal options, the San Francisco startup said Wednesday. By tapping ChatGPT’s language software, the search engine’s responses will come in the form of a dialogue, rather than a list of search-engine results, Instacart said. It expects to roll out the new feature, called 'Ask Instacart,' later this year, the company said."
The Journal writes that "by integrating Instacart’s own AI software with ChatGPT, the new search tool will tap data from more than 1.5 million products stocked by some 75,000 grocery stores in Instacart’s partner network."