ChatGPT is one year old, and you may already be aware of its new capabilities, which now include the ability to “see, hear, and speak”. Here’s what you need to know about these new features.
Among the top 50 AI tools garnered 24 billion visits from September 2022 to August 2023, ChatGPT captured 60% of the traffic with more than 14 billion visits.
Launched in November 2022, ChatGPT quickly dominated with 14.6 billion visits over 10 months, averaging 1.5 billion monthly.
In late September 2023, OpenAI began rolling out new voice and image capabilities in ChatGPT, which significantly expand its interactive and generative potential. These voice and image features offer a more intuitive interface by allowing users to have a voice conversation or show ChatGPT what they are talking about.
Voice and image give users more ways to use ChatGPT. Snap 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.
You can also now use voice to engage in a back-and-forth conversation with your ChatGPT assistant. Speak with it on the go, request a bedtime story, or settle a dinner-table debate conversationally.
Here, we share some thoughts from Mohammad Al Amin, Founder, writerbuddy.ai, on these new capabilities:
How safe is it to use these “see, hear, and speak” features of ChatGPT Plus and ChatGPT Enterprise?
Mohammad: OpenAI has taken a cautious approach while introducing capabilities to understand voice and image, which is highly commendable.
They are clear about the model’s limitations and have plans to avoid potential misuse of information, such as avoiding identifying human faces. They proved that innovation can also coexist with ethical considerations, as they should.
What do you think will be the impact of this new interface?
Mohammad: Although we knew that someday AI would bring this into the game, however, it is still a groundbreaking move to introduce a voice and image recognition system, not only as a tech upgrade but also as a new window to explore further opportunities with AI integration.
It will bring a more personal touch, replicating human interaction on a closer level. Our way of perceiving AI is going to change forever!
OpenAI’s collaboration with ‘Be My Eyes’ stands out from the rest. With ethical considerations in their plans, it signals a commitment to bring positive changes with AI to our society. While the tech world is abuzz with features and advancements, collaborations like these determine the real-world impact of such innovations. OpenAI isn’t just building an AI chatbot but paving the path for more inclusive tech development.
ChatGPT has clearly stated why they should be considered pioneers in the ongoing competition in the AI industry. With the recent upgrade of OpenAI, ChatGPT can now see, hear and speak. This is upgrading the trend of AI systems interacting with humans. From now on, this will be the new normal, and humans will enjoy more genuine experience.