ChatGPT can now "Read Aloud" the messages

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  • OpenAI’s ChatGPT gains “Read Aloud” feature for improved accessibility.
  • The feature allows users to have chats read aloud on mobile apps and web versions.

OpenAI has introduced a feature for ChatGPT. Called “Read Aloud,” the feature allows users to have their conversations with the AI read aloud on iOS and Android apps, as well as the web version of ChatGPT. Even though I personally cannot see it on my web app, it might be a deployment issue.

This comes more than a couple of months after since OpenAI made ChatGPT with voice free for everyone.

The creation of “Read Aloud” is stemmed from a collaborative effort with Be My Eyes, a non-profit organization that connects individuals who are blind or visually impaired with sighted volunteers for assistance with everyday tasks. Through this partnership, OpenAI gained valuable insights and feedback from users, allowing them to tailor their products and features to better suit the needs of diverse communities.

We’ve been very curious to learn [about] accessibility and from the Blind and low vision community. We’re not going to pretend to say, ‘Our app works perfectly for all accessibility use cases.’ We still have a long way to go, but we definitely want to make this technology improve everyone’s lives. We would love feedback.

Shared Joanne Jang, who leads product for model behavior at OpenAI, in a recent interview.

The company expresses particular enthusiasm surrounding the potential of voice capabilities to broaden how individuals interact with technology. In an interview, Mada Aflak, an engineer on the ChatGPT team, stated, “Speaking is a fundamental human skill, [so] enabling AI to communicate through voice is also critical. There’s a lot of conversation you can feel okay to do it by writing, but some other conversations seem so much more natural by voice, like when you do brainstorming. All these use cases would work much better with voice.” as reported by Forbes.

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