The incredibly popular generative AI assistant, which has been a major tech success story since its launch about nine months ago,
allowing users to create essays, poems, and summaries from simple text prompts, is about to become much more interactive.
Now, users will also be able to engage in voice conversations with ChatGPT.
This announcement coincides with Amazon's commitment to invest up to $4 billion in Anthropic, a rival to OpenAI.
This move is part of a larger battle in the field of generative AI among tech giants. It includes Google's efforts to catch up with its Bard chatbot,
Meta's adoption of a strong open-source approach, and Microsoft aligning itself closely with OpenAI.
Today marks a significant development in the generative AI field,
as OpenAI seamlessly integrates the world of voice-based assistants with its powerful large language models (LLMs).
For instance, users will now have the ability to verbally instruct ChatGPT to spontaneously create a bedtime story, providing vocal cues to guide the narrative. Alternatively, users can pose questions, and ChatGPT will respond vocally.
Additionally, ChatGPT users can leverage image-based searches, such as uploading a picture and asking ChatGPT to describe it or provide instructions for achieving a specific goal.