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OpenAI rolls out ChatGPT feature for free users after days of chaos

New ChatGPT feature helps users decide dinner or solve a math problem by taking pictures

By Web Desk
November 23, 2023
This illustration photograph taken on October 30, 2023, shows the logo of ChatGPT on a smartphone in Mulhouse, eastern France. — AFP
This illustration photograph taken on October 30, 2023, shows the logo of ChatGPT on a smartphone in Mulhouse, eastern France. — AFP

After a couple of rather eventful days, OpenAI's ChatGPT has rolled out a crucial feature that is not new but has now been made available to free users as well, according to Times of India.

As a result of OpenAI's latest move, users of iOS and Android devices can now use voice prompts on the ChatGPT app to get their questions answered. The company claims that you can use ChatGPT in more ways in your life with voice and image. 

According to OpenAI, a few instances of utilising speech for ChatGPT include taking a picture of a landmark while on the go and engaging in a real-time discussion on its noteworthy features.

Additionally, users can also take pictures of their pantry and refrigerator when they get home and use this feature to figure out what to make for dinner. They can ask follow-up questions if they want a step-by-step recipe.

Furthermore, the feature can assist the user's child with a math problem by taking a photo, circling the problem set, and having it share hints with both of you, according to OpenAI.

The AI firm behind ChatGPT also found a cheeky way to make the announcement.

OpenAI announced the availability of the feature in a post on X, formerly known as Twitter, with an example question for ChatGPT: "It’s been a long night for the team, and we’re hungry. How many 16-inch pizzas should I order for 778 people?"

"ChatGPT Voice rolled out for all free users. Give it a try — totally changes the ChatGPT experience,” posted Greg Brockman, president and co-founder of OpenAI.

Over the last few days, OpenAI witnessed a series of back-to-back changes as part of an abrupt management reshuffle. Altman, the CEO of OpenAI, was fired and replaced by the company's chief technology officer (CTO) Mira Murati as interim CEO.

Following Altman's sacking, Brockman resigned from his position as the company's president. Furthermore, while it was reported that Murati was replaced with ex-Twitch CEO Emmett Shear, it was also reported that Altman and Brockman were being hired by Microsoft, one of OpenAI's biggest investors.

However, after all the chaos at OpenAI, according to the latest reports, Altman has returned to the AI firm as its CEO after an agreement was reached with the company, only five days after his sudden sacking took the tech industry by storm.