OpenAI is ushering in a new era for its artificial intelligence with the introduction of voice and image capabilities in ChatGPT.
These features provide users with more intuitive ways to interact with ChatGPT, allowing voice conversations and visual input.
OpenAI is an AI research and deployment company that aims to develop and direct artificial intelligence in ways that benefit humanity as a whole. It was started in 2015 by Sam Altman, Elon Musk, and others.
ChatGPT (Generative Pre-trained Transformer) is an artificial intelligence (AI) chatbot that uses natural language processing to create human-like conversational dialogue.
The language model can respond to questions and compose various written content, including articles, social media posts, essays, code, and emails.
ChatGPT is a form of generative AI, which means that it lets users enter prompts to receive human-like images, text, or videos that are created by AI.
Voice and image interaction, voice to text transcription
According to OpenAI, ChatGPT now offers voice interactions, allowing users to have dynamic conversations with their digital assistant.
On its website, OpenAI stated, “You can now use voice to engage in back-and-forth conversations with your assistant.
Speak with it on the go, request a bedtime story for your family, or settle a dinner table debate.”
Additionally, OpenAI revealed that this new feature utilizes a text-to-speech model, which generates human-like audio from text inputs and a brief sample of speech.
To ensure natural and engaging conversations, professional voice actors collaborated to develop each voice.
In addition to voice conversations, ChatGPT is also capable of recognizing images and discussing them.
Users can take snapshots and ask ChatGPT questions about the images, which can be part of a short or long conversation.
The AI company also noted that the feature will be rolled out for Plus and Enterprise users on Android and iOS systems after which it will be extended to other users with time.
This move has spurred the interest of competitors such as Google and Microsoft, prompting them to introduce comparable tools in their pursuit of market supremacy.