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In case you heard, ChatGPT is getting yet another major upgrade: Voice command capabilities

You will now be able to have conversations with ChatGPT that are reminiscent of Siri and Alexa interactions. 

This announcement from OpenAI comes on the heels of yet another major announcement for the company, that the chatbot will be able to integrate DALL-E for image-generating purposes. 

Though the headlines are all about ChatGPT, you can expect that pretty much all the generative A.I. companies (at least, the ones with enough resources) will be implementing this feature into their generative A.I. platforms. 

Whether you are using ChatGPT Plus, Google Bard, IBM Watson, et al., you will surely be offered to use a voice-command feature. 

What uses does this feature have for a business owner? 

Saving you time and energy is just the start of what voice-command generative A.I. can offer business owners. 

Inside the Latest ChatGPT Update

Here is the basic premise: You say something to ChatGPT, and it will say something back. 

Yes, it will literally talk—it will not just offer its usual text answers in a monkish silence. 

This way, the human-A.I. conversation will not seem as one-sided as it would otherwise feel. The key influences on OpenAI here are obviously Apple’s Siri and Amazon’s Alexa, the two most well-known voice-command A.I. platforms. 

However, having a back-and-forth with a robotic voice with an Uncanny Valley Girl accent is just one similarity between voice-command generative A.I. and platforms like Alexa and Siri. 

What Is the Difference Between Voice-Command Generative A.I. and “Errand-Running A.I.”? 

Siri and Alexa can perform a wide range of tasks at the beck and call of a human’s clearly enunciated voice command. 

However, those tasks are more like errands—type a text, or play a song, create a brief grocery list, or fetch some trivia tidbit from the Internet. 

But we do not want to speak too soon, here, because Amazon’s Alexa is poised to get a major generative A.I. upgrade soon.

As for Siri, our prediction is that there is absolutely zero possibility that Apple is not at this very moment working to bring generative A.I. features to its existing voice-command platform. 

Still, for the sake of the article, it will be useful to consider the “traditional” Siri and Alexa platforms that people have been familiar with for years now. We’ll call the traditional platforms “errand-running A.I.”, in contrast to generative A.I. 

A voice-command generative A.I. platform is less like an errand runner and more like an assistant for business owners and their employees. 

This is demonstrated by the challenging tasks you can request from platforms like ChatGPT. Errand-running A.I. may be able to write you a grocery list, and so can ChatGPT. 

But ChatGPT can write you a blog about the importance of incorporating Vitamin C into your diet and argue for the inclusion of navel oranges into your shopping list. 

Errand-running A.I., on the other hand, is unable to do this. 

Major Benefits of Voice-Command Generative A.I.

As mentioned, voice command A.I. saves you and your employees time and energy in the content creation process. 

Another key benefit of being able to hear a platform like ChatGPT speak its answers out loud is that you will have a better sense of what “sounds right”. This can be a good way to get a sense of how the blog will sound in its readers’ heads as they scan it. 

This also enables you to “think out loud” with A.I., which can be more conducive to getting more creative solutions. Here is a fun analogy: ChatGPT is like the therapist, and you are the patient on the couch. The goal of this therapeutic session is for you to articulate just what your needs are. Your content needs, that is. And ChatGPT, like any good therapist, can help you fulfill those needs. 

Lastly, voice-command generative A.I. can be useful for business owners and employees who may have disabilities that prevent typing well. Examples may be issues with sight or carpal tunnel. 

Another Key Update for ChatGPT: Responding to Images

In addition to the voice-to-text feature, you can also upload images to ChatGPT and get a response. 

For instance, if you send it a picture of your latest meeting’s whiteboard with a number of content-related tasks, it can identify what needs to be done.

It can also be more abstract. Send ChatGPT a picture of your car and ask how you could modify it, and ChatGPT can provide you with suggestions for upgrading your ride.

Just like the voice command features, you can be assured that all the other major generative AI companies will also follow suit.

Are you ready to take advantage of these features? The sooner you learn how to master them, the better off your business will be. 

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