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OpenAI unveils new GPT-4o AI model

OpenAI unveils new GPT-4o AI model

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OpenAI is releasing a new AI model called GPT-4o. The new model will be capable of realistic voice conversation and can interact across audio, vision and text in real time.

In a statement by OpenAI, GPT-4o is able to accept any combination of text, audio and image as input and generate any combination of text, audio, and image outputs. 

In addition, it can respond to audio inputs in as little as 232 milliseconds, with an average of 320 milliseconds, which is similar to human response time in a conversation, said OpenAI.

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GPT-4o is also able to understand over 20 languages including different language families such as gujarati, telugu and marathi. 

The new AI model has safety built-in, through techniques such as filtering training data and refining the model’s behaviour through post-training. A new safety system was also created to provide guardrails on voice outputs. 

In the upcoming weeks and months, OpenAI will be working on the technical infrastructure, usability via post-training, and safety of the model. 

GPT-4o’s text and image capabilities have been rolled out on ChatGPT. It will be made available in the free tier and to Plus users. OpenAI aims to roll out a new version of Voice Mode with GPT-4o in alpha within ChatGPT Plus in the coming weeks. 

OpenAI made the announcement a day before Google’s developers’ conference where the tech giant is expected to show off Alphabet’s new AI-related features. 

According to Reuters, shares of Alphabet were down 0.4%, after falling nearing 3% earlier in the day. This is likely due to OpenAI’s unveiling of GPT-4o. 

Meanwhile, Microsoft shares were down 0.2%. 

Last year, Google introduced its AI model Gemini, a multimodal platform that can generalise and understand, operate across  and combine different types of information including text, code, audio, image and video. 

The system, which comprises Gemini Ultra, Gemini Pro and Gemini Nano, is also a flexible one that can run on everything from data centers to mobile devices. 

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