OpenAI Introduces Voiceover Feature to ChatGPT

OpenAI has added a new feature to ChatGPT called "Read Aloud." This feature lets the chatbot speak its responses out loud. It's not a new version like GPT-5, as some had thought. Instead, it's an update to make ChatGPT more user-friendly. This comes at a time when OpenAI is facing competition from other big tech firms and a lawsuit from Elon Musk.

The "Read Aloud" option is available in the ChatGPT apps for both iPhone and Android phones. Users can activate it by pressing and holding on a response from the chatbot. Then, they choose the option that pops up. OpenAI is also adding this feature to the web version of ChatGPT. There, users can click on a microphone icon below the chatbot's response to hear it spoken aloud.

OpenAI suggests this feature is useful for people on the move, those who need to use their hands for something else, or anyone who finds it easier to understand information when they hear it. This update aims to improve the experience for ChatGPT users.

The introduction of the voiceover feature is part of OpenAI's efforts to keep up with its competitors. These include companies like Anthropic and Google, who have also been working on advanced language models. Google's version, named Gemini, has been in the news recently for some problems with how it handles certain tasks. Despite these challenges, OpenAI continues to update ChatGPT, aiming to make it more accessible and helpful for users around the world.

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