OpenAI, an artificial intelligence (AI) company, has added a new flirting feature to its ChatGPT app.
ChatGPT adds a voice feature that not only allows the user to speak directly to the AI, but also allows the AI bot to respond.
The AI bot chat program launched in app stores in November 2022 and was an immediate success.
The attractive thing about the app is that people can ask it questions and receive an answer in the form of typical human communication.
This is different from a Google search, where users have to sort the information themselves, as they can customize the answer settings.
“These models were trained on massive amounts of data from the Internet written by humans, including conversations, so the answers they provide may sound human-like,” Open AI explained.
Since the AI learns based on interactions with other users in addition to the data provided to it by the company and freely available information on the Internet, its answers are not always correct.
“ChatGPT is not connected to the Internet and may occasionally provide incorrect answers. It has limited knowledge about the world and events after 2021 and may also occasionally produce harmful instructions or biased content,” the app’s parent company warned.
For example, when the US broadcast Sun asked about their new voice function, the chat replied that such a function did not exist.
“I apologize for any confusion, but I do not have access to real-time information or updates beyond my most recent training data in September 2021. Since my last update, I am unable to produce speech or participate in speech communication,” the AI bot replied.
As the app continues to be successful, the company has been working on updates and is now rolling out a feature just a few months before its one-year anniversary.
Much like the AI assistant from the sci-fi film Her, ChatCPT can now speak to its user in a two-way conversation.
Conversations can range from cooking instructions to potentially flirty or seductive conversations. It all depends on what the user asks and what they feed the bot.
Functionally, it first takes the user’s words and converts them into a transcript that the bot can read. The bot’s response is then “said” by a synthetically generated voice.
This feature is currently only available to users with a $20 per month subscription.
When WIRED tested a beta version of this new feature, they reported that there was a delay in response.
This new feature continues to provide protections like the original version of the app by not responding to dangerous requests like 3D printed gun parts or bomb building.
Although all versions of the app allow the user to prevent ChatGPT from using their interactions as part of learning, WIRED reported that the new speaking feature stopped working when this feature is disabled.
According to the company, this is not because the user’s voice is used to train the bot.
“We are not currently collecting voice data for training and are thinking about what we want to enable users who want to share their data,” explained Niko Felix, a spokesperson for OpenAI.
When it comes to the app’s image feature, users can enable or disable the use of their images for training.
“Users can opt out of having their imagery used for training. Once logged out, new conversations will not be used to train our models,” Felix said.
New users have mixed reactions to the new conversation feature.
“It’s not someone and you’re not even talking to anything. “You speak to a machine that generates sentences that you give meaning to,” wrote one X user in response to the idea of speaking therapeutically with Chat GPT.
“A conversation requires both sides to think about things, but what chatgpt does is not think,” they ended.
“We are all in a simulation” Posted Another user.
“This is an exciting development!” said another post.