GPT-4o: Vision and Voice Assistant Features for Free ChatGPT Users

ChatGPT’s new model, available for free users, is 2x faster than GPT-4 Turbo.

OpenAI announced its ‘feels like magic’ Spring update of GPT-4o for both paid and free versions of ChatGPT. Unlike previous GPT-4 versions, this modal can understand and respond to text, audio, and images seamlessly. This allows for a more natural and interactive user experience.

Although OpenAI is expected to release several updates this year as its CEO, Sam Altman, revealed in a podcast about many next-generation updates including the GPT-5 model, this launch of GPT-4o is not less than a technological leap of monumental proportions.

GPT 4o

With each update, OpenAI pushes the boundaries of artificial intelligence, refining its capabilities to mimic human cognition with ever-greater accuracy. Multimodal advancements of the latest modal hold profound implications for industries ranging from healthcare and finance to entertainment and education, and many others.

Its ability to sift through visual data or images to extract relevant insights, and generate human-like responses in speech and text made me fall in love with it. It opens up a world of possibilities for automating tasks, augmenting decision-making processes, and enhancing user experiences in different fields.

This breakthrough GPT model is far superior to its previous most developed model of GPT-4 Turbo. Here’s a brief overview of how GPT-4o is better than the last model.

GPT-4o Vs GPT-4 Turbo

FeatureGPT-4oGPT-4 Turbo
TypeMultimodalText-focused
InputText, Audio, ImagesText
OutputText, AudioText
Speed2x Faster1x
Cost50% Cheaper1x
Text & Code PerformanceSimilarSimilar
MultilingualStrongStrong
AudioSuperiorLimited
VisionSuperiorLimited
ReasoningSimilarSimilar
Chatbot PerformanceHigher ELOLower ELO

ELO is a ranking system used to compare the skill of competitors in games. Here, a higher ELO indicates better performance in chatbot interactions.

GPT-4o is 50% cheaper than the last GPT when accessed through API. Here is how:

Input/Output Token Cost Comparison

ModelInput Token Cost (per 1 million tokens)Output Token Cost (per 1 million tokens)
GPT-4o$5$15
GPT-4 Turbo$10$30

What is “o” in GPT-4o?

The o in GPT-4o stands for omni as it combines all possible types of models like speech, text, and vision. This multimodal GPT not only multiplies the speed of textual/speech/visual data processing but also makes conversation or processing of information more natural and frictionless.

What Is GPT-4o Capable of?

It has the remarkable ability to process a wide range of inputs, spanning from text to video, and generate outputs in the form of voice, text, and even intricate 3D files. Additionally, you no longer need to waste your time while typing because with Omni modal you can communicate your queries directly as you communicate to a human, via voice.

GPT 4 omni

The voice capability of Omni modal is of the next level having a strong sense of reflecting natural emotions, laughter, and sarcasm in real-time conversation. You would feel like you’re communicating with a real person. The voice ability of ChatGPT’s previous models is not even a match to its voice perfection.

Reflecting on the natural sounding and fast delivery of voice ability of GPT-4o, Sam Altman says:

The new voice (and video) mode is the best computer interface I’ve ever used. It feels like AI from the movies; and it’s still a bit surprising to me that it’s real. Getting to human-level response times and expressiveness turns out to be a big change….Talking to a computer has never felt really natural for me; now it does.

The voice capability of Omni is rolling out slowly. However, imagine having a robot powered with GPT-4 omni, it could communicate with you as naturally and fast as a human can. Robots with such conversational power could do wonders in fields like therapy/counselling, customer service, education, the global travel industry – voice translation, and many others.

It works far better than OpenAI’s Whisper in its ability to recognize a variety of languages and translate them to any other language in text or voice form. Owing to its human-like and even better ability to understand and respond in different languages, it can perfectly work as your language teacher.

Vision capabilities of GPT-4 Omni are also of the next generation. It can identify and interpret images and videos. This full multimodal GPT can analyze complex visual data like diagrams and charts, and describe it for you to easily understand them.

OpenAI’s team demonstrated this ability of the Omni modal by showing it a paper with a handwritten equation on it. ChatGPT resolved the equation like a Math Teacher.

Rolling out ChatGPT with voice and vision abilities by OpenAI in laptop, iPhone, and iPad apps will make us experience it in the role of therapist, teacher, coder, singer, fitness coach, financial advisor, social media content strategist, marketing campaign strategist, translator at global summits, and what not?

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Albert Haley

Albert Haley

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