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OpenAI’s New ChatGPT 4o Omni Brings Voice Assisted Conversations — and More

OpenAI may have just made it easier for us to interface with and make more effective use of AI.

OpenAI announced this week the release of ChatGPT 4o Omni that can receive and respond to voice commands, images and videos.

I use GPT primarily as an assistant in free flowing discussions seeking information, ideas and more. But I am doing so by text. GPT 4o, which I have yet to use, is likely to simplify and speed things up.

Cade Metz of The New York Times provides a nice summary on GPT 4o in his story on Monday.

  • The enhanced ChatGPT, built on the GPT-4o AI system, significantly outpaces its predecessors in processing speed.
  • It will be accessible for free on both smartphones and desktops.
  • Marks the first time ChatGPT is available as a desktop application.
  • The update represents a convergence of conversational chatbots and traditional voice assistants, aligning with similar developments from tech giants like Apple and Google.
  • The app handles conversational voice commands, analyzes live video feeds, and generates still images, though it cannot create video content.
  • The integration into a unified system simplifies user interaction, offering a more natural and efficient user experience.
  • This advancement highlights OpenAI’s ongoing efforts to blend AI with practical applications, despite ongoing challenges such as data accuracy and operational functionality in tasks like scheduling.

Practicing law requires access to information, reasoning, analysis, the generation of strategy and ideas and more. Legal publishing, including blogging, requires much of the same.

GPT 4o brings a lot together in the form of legal and publishing assistant, that is only a voice conversation away.