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Alex Agboola
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GPT-4o | This Changes The Game For Voice Assistants

Just last week, OpenAI launched its new flagship model, ChatGPT 4o, and it’s packed with features that are set to revolutionize the AI landscape. In a recent episode of my podcast, “AI with Alex,” I had the opportunity to discuss these advancements with Jonah, a software developer who is eager to transition into data engineering and machine learning. Our conversation shed light on how this new model is not only faster and more interactive but also more accessible to the general public.

The Good…

ChatGPT 4o brings several improvements over its predecessor, GPT-4.

  1. Speed: One of the standout features is its speed. ChatGPT 4o can generate responses in as little as 200 milliseconds. Jonah and I agreed that this is a significant upgrade from GPT-4, which could sometimes take several seconds or even minutes to produce a response. This speed improvement is crucial for enhancing user experience, especially for those who rely on AI for real-time interactions.

  2. Interactivity: The new model can see and hear, enabling more natural and human-like conversations. This leap forward makes it feel like you’re talking to a real person rather than an AI. Jonah pointed out that this feature could be particularly useful in various applications, from customer service to personal assistants.

  3. User Interface: OpenAI has revamped the UI to make it look more like a modern text app with speech bubbles. This design choice makes the AI more accessible and user-friendly, moving away from the technical appearance that might intimidate non-tech-savvy users. Jonah noted that this shift is essential for broader adoption, as it allows a wider audience to benefit from AI technology.

…The Bad…

While ChatGPT 4o is a significant step forward, there are areas where it still has room for improvement.

  1. Features Rollout: Not all features are available yet. Jonah mentioned that while the model offers more options to play around with, many features are still in the pipeline. Users will have to wait to fully experience everything ChatGPT 4o has to offer.

  2. Accessibility Limits: Although the model is free for everyone, there are still limitations for free users compared to paying users. This means that while many can access the AI, those who can afford to pay will have a more enriched experience, which may create a disparity in usage.

  3. Technical Dependency: As with all AI models, ChatGPT 4o is highly dependent on the quality of user prompts. A well-constructed prompt will yield better results, but vague or poorly phrased prompts might not produce the desired output. This dependency means users need to learn how to interact effectively with the AI to get the best results.

…And The Ugly (With Some Predictions)

The release of ChatGPT 4o signals a shift in the AI landscape that could have far-reaching implications.

  1. AI Gadgets: Jonah and I discussed how this new model might render many AI gadgets obsolete. Why invest in additional hardware when your phone can offer the same, if not better, capabilities? This advancement might put a dent in the AI gadget industry, which often relies on novelty rather than practical utility.

  2. Industry Impact: The rapid advancement of AI models like ChatGPT 4o could disrupt various industries. For instance, developers might find themselves relying more on AI for code generation and debugging, potentially reducing the need for human input. Jonah highlighted that this could lead to job displacement if not managed carefully.

  3. Ethical Concerns for The Future: With great power comes great responsibility. The capabilities of ChatGPT 4o raise ethical questions about data privacy and AI regulation. Jonah and I agreed that while it’s exciting to see such advancements, it’s crucial to have frameworks in place to ensure that the rapid advancement of AI technology does not come at the expense of ethical considerations and privacy.


ChatGPT 4o marks a significant milestone in AI development. With its enhanced speed, interactivity, and accessibility, it has the potential to revolutionize how we interact with technology. Jonah’s insights highlighted the exciting possibilities and the importance of mindful advancement as we move towards an increasingly AI-driven future. This is a game-changer, and it will be interesting to see how it evolves and impacts our daily lives.

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P.S. Want to hear a secret? This article was generated by ChatGPT 4o…

Top comments (1)

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Apart from Siri and Google Assistant, I have not interacted with a voice generator like GPT-4o before, and its leap in speed and interactivity is genuinely impressive.

This model's ability to deliver near-instant responses and conduct human-like conversations sets a new benchmark for voice assistants.