OpenAI launches GPT-4o, a new AI model available to everyone

OpenAI launches GPT-4o, a new AI model available to everyone

This new generative AI model can “think” in real-time via voice, vision and text. These new capabilities will be gradually added to ChatGPT, starting with text and image.

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Screenshot of a computer connected to ChatGPT, a chatbot that uses artificial intelligence developed by OpenAI, May 7, 2024. (JEAN-MARC BARRERE / HANS LUCAS / AFP)

The artificial intelligence revolution continues. OpenAI, the publisher of ChatGPT, on Monday, May 13, introduced its new AI model, GPT-4o, which aims to provide all its users with the most advanced capabilities in producing and understanding text, images, sounds, and audio. “We're really excited to offer GPT-4o to all of our free users. Paid users will continue to benefit from usage limits that are five times higher than free users.”Mira Moratti, CTO of the California startup, said during a live video presentation.

“But this is the first time we've taken a big step forward in ease of use. It's very important, it's about the future of interaction between us and machines.”, she added. OpenAI has unveiled a new model, GPT-4o (“o” for “omni”), which can “a reason” Real-time via voice, vision and text. These new capabilities will be gradually added to ChatGPT, starting with text and image, initially for paid subscribers, as well as free users, with restrictions on usage. The new version of Voice Mode is scheduled to arrive in the coming weeks to subscribers.

Mira Moratti, along with two of her colleagues, explained how users will be able to interact with ChatGPT, during seamless conversations, reproducing discussions between humans in an amazing way. In voice mode, ChatGPT can read users' emotions on faces via a smartphone camera, guide them to do breathing exercises, tell them a story or even help them solve a math problem. Users can easily interrupt it.

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“You look happy (…) Do you want to tell me where all this good humor comes from?”One of the OpenAI engineers asked the machine, and he replied that he was showing the audience what it was like “Helpful and great”. “Oh stop, you're making me blush.”I shouted again. At the end of 2022, with the launch of ChatGPT, OpenAI put generative AI on the right track, a revolution that surprised all the tech giants.

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