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ChatGPT can talk now, threatening Alexa and Siri

By Gerrit De Vynck

25 Sep 2023 · 4 min read

informed Summary

  1. OpenAI has given its ChatGPT chatbot the ability to communicate by using voice and audio, positioning it as a competitor to the likes of Alexa and Siri. The chatbot can respond with one of five "personas" and is generally more conversational than other popular voice assistants.

OpenAI announced it was giving its ChatGPT chatbot the ability to talk with users using voice and audio, putting the smaller artificial intelligence company on a direct collision course with tech giants Google, Apple and Amazon in the battle to create smarter voice assistants.

ChatGPT can respond to queries from users with one of five "personas," in a tone that sounds generally more conversational compared with popular voice assistants such as Alexa and Siri. OpenAI said adding voice was a key way for it to get more people to interact with and use ChatGPT.

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