OpenAI’s ChatGPT is stepping up its game, moving beyond just typing. Today, they’ve unveiled exciting new voice and image capabilities.
Think of ChatGPT as your creative companion. It burst onto the scene just nine months ago, letting you whip up essays, poems, and summaries with simple text prompts. Now, it’s even more interactive—you can have a real conversation with it!
This news comes hot on the heels of Amazon’s $4 billion investment in Anthropic, OpenAI’s rival. It’s all part of a big race in the world of smart AI, with Google’s Bard, Meta’s open-source approach, and Microsoft cozying up to OpenAI.
Here’s the exciting part:
Now ChatGPT understands your voice. You can ask it to make up a bedtime story on the spot, or just fire off a question and it’ll chat back in spoken words.
Plus, it can understand pictures too! Show it a photo, and it’ll tell you all about it or guide you through a task.
How does it talk?
OpenAI whipped up a new text-to-speech wizardry, crafting five different voices with the help of real voice actors. They also used their Whisper system to turn speech into text.
And here’s a bonus:
Spotify is joining the party. They’re letting podcasters transform their shows from English into Spanish, French, or German, all while keeping their original flair. It’s a nifty feature, but for now, it’s a special treat for selected podcasters.
Of course, OpenAI is being careful. They know this powerful tech can be used in tricky ways, like impersonating public figures or pulling off scams.
Excited to try it out?
If you’re a Plus or Enterprise subscriber, you’re in luck. The new features are rolling out in the next two weeks.
Just hop into the app’s settings, toggle on the voice feature, and choose your preferred voice.
For now, voice chats will be on the ChatGPT Android and iOS apps, available in a beta test. And image search? It’s coming to all platforms, no extra steps needed!