ChatGPT Can Now Respond to Your Voice and Analyze Your Photos
Like Google Lens, ChatGPT can also answer related questions about your images.
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You can now speak directly through the ChatGPT app, asking it questions and having it respond in an AI voice with answers. For example, you can ask ChatGPT to tell you a bedtime story, and it'll automatically generate a narrative and read it aloud.
As for photos, ChatGPT can now recognize elements in an image, enabling you to ask questions about them. OpenAI says you can snap a photo of your pantry and ChatGPT will analyze what's available and give you corresponding recipes. In another example, it's possible to snap a photo of your bike and ask ChatGPT how to lower the seat. The AI chatbot can then ask you to snap a pic of your toolbox and an available manual so that it can recommend the correct tools and instructions.
Voice recognition and picture analysis are rolling out in the next two weeks to ChatGPT Plus and Enterprise users.
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Still, ChatGPT's impact on the greater tech landscape is undeniable. Since its launch, a number of companies have integrated generative AI tech into their software, from Duolingo to fitness apps.
Generative AI is far from perfect, however. Sometimes, AI can give misleading or incorrect information, but word it in a way that sounds convincing and confident. This is referred to as a hallucination, and is part of a growing glossary of terms needed to understand AI. It's also possible for malicious actors to scam people using AI-generated voices to impersonate real people. It's for this reason that OpenAI has limited ChatGPT to five voices.
How to enable ChatGPT voice recognition
Go to Settings.
Tap on New Features.
Opt in to Voice Conversations.
Tap the headphone button located at the top right corner for the home screen.
Choose from five available voices.
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