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GPT-4 powers new function for the visually impaired. Here’s the way it works

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At present, the Virtual Volunteer feature is in a closed beta phase and only accessible to selected testers. (REUTERS)

OpenAI, the corporate accountable for AI-powered chatbot ChatGPT, has not too long ago introduced an improve to its expertise. The chatbot has now shifted from the GPT-3.5 mannequin to the extra superior GPT-4 mannequin, which has resulted in important enhancements. The newest upgrades have given the chatbot the potential to interpret picture prompts and generate visually interesting outputs by AI-powered expertise.

The Be My Eyes app for the visually impaired has additionally benefited from the most recent capabilities of the GPT-4 mannequin. The app is now geared up with GPT-4’s dynamic image-to-text generator, which can facilitate the addition of a ‘Virtual Volunteer’ AI function.

According to the official announcement by the corporate, “The beta version of our Virtual Volunteer tool, powered by GPT-4, will take us closer to our mission of enhancing accessibility, usability, and global information access. The tool is also in accordance with OpenAI’s commitment to responsible and safe AI development.”

Be My Eyes is a cell software designed to attach visually impaired people with a neighborhood of volunteers and firm representatives by video calls. The app offers customers with help for a spread of on a regular basis duties resembling studying small textual content or distinguishing between colours, relying closely on the goodwill of the neighborhood to satisfy such wants.

However, with the mixing of GPT-4 expertise, the app might lastly be capable to transcend this limitation. The new AI mannequin’s picture evaluation functionality is instrumental in enabling this new AI providing from Be My Eyes. This function empowers visually impaired customers to share photos with the AI and search solutions to their questions. As demonstrated within the firm’s official video clip, the AI can carry out a spread of capabilities, together with figuring out totally different plant species and finding particular health club gear.

At current, the Virtual Volunteer function is in a closed beta part and solely accessible to chose testers. However, customers of the ‘Be My Eyes’ app can join the waitlist to achieve entry to this thrilling AI function, which is slated to develop into out there to extra customers within the upcoming weeks. The firm has additional introduced that this new function can be out there freed from cost to all customers of the app.

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