A HUGE ChatGPT upgrade is rolling out now – allowing the AI app to “see, hear and speak”.
It’s a major update that totally changes the way you can use the app.
Until today, you would typically load up ChatGPT and type a message, then wait for a text response.
Now the new version of ChatGPT lets you speak a message out loud.
And if you want, ChatGPT will talk back to you too.
The app has also gained the ability to analyze images that you share too.
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“ChatGPT can now see, hear, and speak,” OpenAI said in a blog post.
“We are beginning to roll out new voice and image capabilities in ChatGPT.
“They offer a new, more intuitive type of interface by allowing you to have a voice conversation or show ChatGPT what you’re talking about.”
For some people, this will be a more natural way to interact with chatbots.
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And it means ChatGPT is one step closer to feeling like a lifelike entity.
The image analysis also means that ChatGPT can absorb an entirely new type of data.
“Voice and image give you more ways to use ChatGPT in your life,” OpenAI explained.
“a picture of a landmark while traveling and have a live conversation about what’s interesting about it.
“When you’re home, snap pictures of your fridge and pantry to figure out what’s for dinner (and ask follow up questions for a step by step recipe).
“After dinner, help your child with a math problem by taking a photo, circling the problem set, and having it share hints with both of you.”
However, OpenAI has limited ChatGPT so that you can’t ask a dangerous type of question.
It’ll be impossible to ask ChatGPT to make “direct statements” about people in images.
So you won’t be able to ask “who is the person in this photo?” in the hopes of pulling together a load of information about a stranger.
OpenAI said that the system “should respect individuals’ privacy”.
But OpenAI also said that its safeguards will get better over time as more people use the new version of ChatGPT.
The badis that the new are only available to paid users.
You’ll need to be a Plus or Enterprise subscriber to get access to voice and images.
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The new changes are rolling out now, and will arrive for users “in thetwo weeks”.