ChatGPT's Remarkable Upgrade

Published on Sep 25, 2023, by Hayden Field and Rohan Goswami

OpenAI's ChatGPT can now "see, hear, and speak," marking a significant advancement in AI technology. This update allows ChatGPT to understand spoken words, respond with a synthetic voice, and process images.


The Evolution of ChatGPT

Sam Altman, CEO of OpenAI, at an event in Seoul, South Korea, on June 9, 2023

Users can now engage in voice conversations on ChatGPT's mobile app with a choice of five different synthetic voices. Sharing images with ChatGPT is now possible, enabling focus and analysis questions.


Coming Soon

These exciting changes will roll out to paying users within the next two weeks. Voice functionality will be limited to iOS and Android apps, while image processing capabilities will be available on all platforms.


Competitive Landscape

The AI arms race is intensifying, with major players like OpenAI, Microsoft, Google, and Anthropic vying for supremacy. Tech giants are launching new chatbot apps and features to entice consumers into adopting generative AI into their daily lives.


Google's Bard Chatbot

Google is ramping up its AI offerings with a series of updates to its Bard chatbot. This summer, they're introducing new features to enhance user experiences.


Microsoft's Support

Microsoft's substantial investment in OpenAI, totaling $10 billion, marks one of the largest AI investments this year. This investment underlines the growing importance of AI in shaping our future.


Impressive Growth

OpenAI recently closed a $300 million share sale, valuing the company between $27 billion and $29 billion. Prominent firms like Sequoia Capital and Andreessen Horowitz have invested in OpenAI


Deepfake Dilemma

While synthetic voices offer a more natural experience, they also raise concerns about convincing deepfakes.Researchers and cyber threat actors are exploring how deepfakes can be exploited to breach cybersecurity systems.


Addressing Concerns

OpenAI assures that synthetic voices were created in collaboration with voice actors they have worked with, not collected from strangers. The release, however, lacks details on how consumer voice inputs will be used and data security.


The Future of ChatGPT

OpenAI's latest update represents a remarkable step forward in AI technology. While exciting, it also raises important questions about data privacy and the impact of synthetic voices in the digital landscape.