Former OpenAI president Greg Brockman — who, as far as we know, is not currently working at OpenAI in any capacity — has been posting updates about OpenAI’s X products, including one today about ChatGPT’s voice narration feature is available to everyone. ChatGPT users.
Perhaps Brockman was simply expressing pride in the work of his colleagues. Maybe the job offer from Microsoft fell through. Perhaps the negotiations with the board of directors of OpenAI to bring him and Sam Altman – who was the CEO of OpenAI until Friday, when the board suddenly removed him – back than reported. (Brockman resigned in protest Friday night.) Who knows? At this stage in OpenAI’s tumultuous saga, it’s anyone’s guess.
Apart from the existing OpenAI crises, the aforementioned voice feature for ChatGPT – which was announced in September and started rolling out to premium subscribers of ChatGPT, OpenAI’s AI-powered chatbot, a few weeks ago – powered by a text-to-speech model that can. generate human-like voices from text and just a few seconds of sample speech. OpenAI said it worked with established voice actors to create five different voices, with the open-source speech recognition system Whisper used to transcribe the words verbatim in the text.
To activate the voice feature, users can go to the settings menu of the Android or iOS ChatGPT apps and tap the “headphones” icon.