OpenAI gives ChatGPT new powers to see, hear

June 29, 2024

It feels like AI from the movies," said OpenAI CEO Sam Altman in a blog post. Murati and engineers from OpenAI demonstrated the new powers of GPT-4o at the virtual event, posing challenges to the beefed-up version of the ChatGPT chatbot. The demo mainly featured OpenAI staff members asking questions to the voiced ChatGPT, which responded with jokes and human-like banter. OpenAI and Microsoft are in a heated rivalry with Google to be generative AI's major player, but Facebook-owner Meta and upstart Anthropic are also making big moves to compete. Until now, only lower performing versions of OpenAI or Google's chatbots were available to customers for free.