Ex-OpenAI president Greg Brockman — who, so far as we’re conscious, isn’t at present employed at OpenAI in any capability — is posting updates about OpenAI merchandise on X, together with one right now about ChatGPT’s voice narration characteristic being made obtainable to all ChatGPT customers.
Maybe Brockman’s merely expressing satisfaction in his colleagues’ work. Maybe the job supply from Microsoft fell by. Maybe negotiations with OpenAI’s board of administrators to carry him and Sam Altman — who was OpenAI’s CEO till Friday, when the board abruptly sacked him — again are additional alongside than was reported. (Brockman resigned in protest Friday night.) Who is aware of? At this stage in chaotic OpenAI saga, it’s anybody’s guess.
OpenAI’s existential crises apart, the aforementioned voice characteristic for ChatGPT — which was introduced in September and started rolling out to premium subscribers of ChatGPT, OpenAI’s AI-powered chatbot, a number of weeks in the past — is powered by a text-to-speech mannequin that may generate human-like voices from textual content and just some seconds of sampled speech. OpenAI mentioned that it teamed up with established voice actors to create 5 totally different voices, with its open supply Whisper speech recognition system used to transcribe verbal utterances into textual content.
To activate the voice characteristic, customers can head to the settings menu within the Android or iOS ChatGPT apps and faucet the “headphones” icon.