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With the release of a significant update, OpenAI’s ChatGPT chatbot can now “see, hear, and speak.” With the most significant update since GPT-4 was released, speech capabilities are now available, allowing users to have spoken discussions using the ChatGPT mobile app. Users can also choose to get responses in one of five artificial voices. Users can now share photographs with ChatGPT for examination or focus, thanks to the update’s integration of image processing features.
Principal Elements of the Update:
Voice Chats: On the ChatGPT mobile app, users can participate in voice chats. With artificial voices for responses, the chatbot provides a more engaging and dynamic experience.
Five distinct synthetic voices are available for users to select from when ChatGPT responds. This personalization adds a personal touch and improves the conversational experience.
Processing of Images: ChatGPT can now accept and handle images. Users can expand the scope of interactions by allowing them to mark particular regions for research or inquiry and share photographs with the chatbot.
Availability: Image processing features are available on all platforms. However, voice functionality is restricted to the iOS and Android apps.
The continuous competitiveness in the artificial intelligence (AI) space, especially in the chatbot space, is reflected in the ChatGPT update. Giants in the computer industry, like Microsoft and Google, compete with OpenAI by attempting to incorporate new functions and uses into their AI models.
With Microsoft’s $10 billion investment in OpenAI earlier this year, the company is now a significant player in the AI weapons race. Popular chatbots have seen a frenzy of updates and feature improvements as tech companies compete for user acceptance.
Issues and Precautions:
Although using artificial intelligence (AI) voices improves the naturalness of user interactions, deepfakes and the misuse of AI-generated votes have drawn criticism. In response, OpenAI clarified that the artificial voices weren’t gathered from random people but produced by voice actors who worked directly for the firm.
Limited details about the company’s plans for using and safeguarding customer voice inputs were also given. Customers own their information according to OpenAI’s terms of service. The business further assured users that audio snippets are neither saved nor utilized to enhance models by citing its voice interaction guidelines.
The proper development and application of AI technology will depend on balancing innovation and ethical considerations as the field develops.
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