Greg Brockman is still announcing OpenAI products for some reason
Greg Brockman, the former president of OpenAI, is presently not working for OpenAI in any capacity. He has been publishing updates on X regarding OpenAI products, and today he announced that ChatGPT’s voice narration function will be made available to all ChatGPT users.
Maybe Brockman is just taking delight in the work of his colleagues. Maybe Microsoft’s employment offer didn’t work out. It’s possible that talks to reinstate him and Sam Altman, who led OpenAI until the board unexpectedly fired him on Friday, are going more smoothly than previously reported. (Brockman resigned on Friday night in defiance.) Who knows? It is anybody’s estimate at this point in the turbulent history of OpenAI.
A text-to-speech model that can produce human-like voices from text and just a few seconds of sampled speech powers the aforementioned voice feature for ChatGPT, which was unveiled in September and started rolling out to premium subscribers of OpenAI’s AI-powered chatbot a few weeks ago. This is all in addition to OpenAI’s existential crises. OpenAI said that their open source Whisper speech recognition engine was utilized to convert spoken words into text, and that it collaborated with seasoned voice actors to produce five distinct voices.
Users may touch the “headphones” icon in the ChatGPT applications for iOS or Android’s settings menu to enable the voice capability.