OpenAI has taken a giant leap forward by unveiling exciting new features for its AI chatbot, ChatGPT. Premium users of ChatGPT Plus can now harness the power of Voice Commands and Image Uploads, offering an enriched and dynamic conversational experience. While these features are initially accessible to ChatGPT Plus subscribers, a wider release is scheduled in the near future.
Voice Commands bring a new dimension to the conversation with ChatGPT. Users can now ask questions verbally, which are then transcribed into text for the chatbot to process and respond to using cutting-edge Whisper technology. What’s more, ChatGPT offers users a selection of five synthetic voices to choose from.
While OpenAI recognizes the immense potential of synthetic voice technology, it also acknowledges the associated risks, such as impersonation or fraud. To mitigate these concerns, OpenAI plans to carefully regulate and restrict the use of this technology, focusing on specific cases and partnerships.
One such collaboration is their recent venture with Spotify, where they employ text-to-speech technology to translate podcasts into multiple languages while preserving the original podcaster’s voice.
On the other hand, ChatGPT’s Image Upload feature opens up a world of possibilities. Users can upload images and receive responses based on the visual content, reminiscent of the capabilities offered by Google Lens.
Users can employ drawing tools or use text and voice queries to specify their image-based questions, creating a dynamic dialogue with the AI. However, OpenAI has taken privacy and accuracy seriously and has deliberately limited ChatGPT’s ability to analyze and comment directly about individuals in images.
This much-anticipated update will be rolling out over the next two weeks. During this period, subscribers to ChatGPT Plus will have the privilege of engaging in voice conversations with ChatGPT on iOS and Android platforms, as well as including images in their conversations across all platforms.
OpenAI’s commitment to enhancing the ChatGPT experience reflects the company’s dedication to pushing the boundaries of AI-driven communication while ensuring user safety, privacy, and the responsible use of synthetic voice technology.
These new features promise to revolutionize the way we interact with AI, offering a glimpse into the future of dynamic conversations.