You can now talk to ChatGPT, and he will answer you

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You can now talk to ChatGPT, and he will answer you

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Chatting with ChatGPT is getting easier and easier, while OpenAI announced this week the possibility of conversing by voice with the chatbot powered by artificial intelligence. As in a real conversation, you can now dictate your questions and listen to the answers.

ChatGPT is a conversational AI model capable of interacting with users in a fluid and natural way. Thanks to its advanced natural language processing capabilities, it can answer all questions, even the most complex ones.

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Announced this Tuesday on X (formerly Twitter) by OpenAI, the company behind the famous chatbot, the new feature is available to all ChatGPT users, even without a ChatGPT Plus subscription, through its mobile application.

How to use voice chat?

If you have a ChatGPT Plus or Enterprise subscription, you were able to discover the voice chat feature a few months ago already. But now you can use it even if you use ChatGPT for free. However, this option is only available in the application, and not on the ChatGPT website.

If you don’t have the app for your smartphone or tablet yet and want to try the voice version of the chatbot, download the ChatGPT app on iOS/iPadOS or Android.

Once the application is installed on your device, open it. Then press the headset icon. At the first use, you will have to choose a voice between Jennifer, Ember, Cove, Sky or Breeze. You can click on each voice to hear it before confirming your choice.

Screenshot by Lance Whitney/ZDNET.

Then state your question or request. In return, ChatGPT states its answer. You can then continue chatting in this way to continue the conversation. Press the X to end the voice chat, and the answers will be displayed in text on the chat screen.

Screenshot by Lance Whitney/ZDNET.

A turbulent context

The opening of this new feature to all took place in a particularly hectic context for OpenAI.

Last week, the company surprised the whole world by announcing the dismissal of its CEO and co-founder Sam Altman for rather vague reasons. Over the weekend, Sam Altman and Greg Brockman – also co-founder – were recruited by Microsoft, one of the main investors in OpenAI, to lead a new AI research team.

The future of OpenAI then seemed in danger, more than 500 employees (out of 778 in total) threatening to resign if the company did not reinstate its two co-founders. Finally, we learned Wednesday morning that Sam Altman was taking over his place as CEO at OpenAI, alongside Greg Brockman, and that the board of directors was completely changed – with the exception of a single member.

An original announcement

The least we can say is that OpenAI was able to draw humor from the situation. To announce the availability of voice chat, the company has indeed posted a voice message on X asking ChatGPT: “It’s been a long night for the team and we are hungry. How many pizzas should I order for 778 people? »

Want to know ChatGPT’s answer? “Assuming an average of three slices per person and that each pizza provides about 12 slices, you should order about 195 pizzas. “The chatbot then offered its help to select a pizzeria where to order. For sure, ChatGPT has less humor than its creators. But he may have allowed a nearby pizzeria to collect a good turnover.


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