OpenAI, the technology organization, has unveiled a significant update for ChatGPT, enhancing its capabilities to engage in voice conversations and interact using images, a leap toward the functionality seen in established AI assistants like Apple’s Siri.
According to a recent blog post by OpenAI, the introduction of the voice feature “opens doors to many creative and accessibility-focused applications,” expanding the possibilities for user engagement and interaction.
AI assistants like Siri, Google’s voice assistant, and Amazon’s Alexa have become integral parts of devices, often utilized for setting alarms, delivering reminders, and fetching information from the internet.
Since its debut last year, ChatGPT has found extensive adoption across various industries, aiding in tasks ranging from summarizing documents to generating computer code. This has ignited a competitive race among major tech companies to launch their own offerings based on generative AI.
The newly added voice feature in ChatGPT allows it to narrate bedtime stories, settle debates at the dinner table, and read aloud text input from users, offering a more immersive and interactive experience.
Moreover, this technology has been integrated by Spotify, utilizing it to assist podcasters in translating their content into multiple languages, further showcasing its diverse applications.
In addition to voice capabilities, ChatGPT now supports interaction through images, enabling users to take pictures of their surroundings and seek assistance from the chatbot. Users can troubleshoot issues, explore fridge contents for meal planning, or analyze complex graphs for work-related data.
With these new features, ChatGPT steps into the realm of comprehensive AI assistance, combining voice and image capabilities to provide a versatile and enriching user experience.
The updated ChatGPT features will be rolled out to subscribers of the Plus and Enterprise plans over the next two weeks, solidifying its position as an evolving and powerful AI tool.