GPT-4o, the latest flagship model from OpenAI, has received mixed sentiments from users. While some are impressed by its speed and multimodal capabilities, others are disappointed by the fact that it shows no improvements in intelligence and reasoning over GPT-4. But whether you're team "blown away" or team "meh", it's still hard to ignore the fact that GPT-4o's multimodal capabilities are a game changer.

What’s New in ChatGPT With GPT-4o Release?
OpenAI has released its new flagship model GPT-4o. Here’s the whole tea.

Here are certain ways GPT-4o will be able to assist you after OpenAI releases the new voice and vision capabilities.

Learning Partner/ Tutor

With GPT-40's abilities, it could be the perfect learning partner or a tutor. You can use it to learn languages or get help solving maths problems. You can point to objects to get help with language learning or share your maths questions with it. It won't just hand out the answers to you or do your homework for you.

It can create a series of questions to help you understand the concept and get to the problem solving part yourself, like a real tutor. Moreover, with its advanced capabilities, it is capable of handling a situation "empathetically". So, while it's tutoring you, it can demonstrate incredible patience and empathy, nudging you in the right direction, without getting frustrated. For many people, that can be rather difficult to get in real life sometimes.

The further applications down the line are even more intriguing, if you could use GPT-4o on smart glasses (taking the idea from Google's Project Astra) to always have your learning partner by your side.

Get Help With Interview Prep

ChatGPT, when powered by GPT-4o, can be the ultimate partner in prepping for interviews. While you could already simulate a back and forth conversation with ChatGPT to prepare for an interview and it could help nail the technical aspects of it quite fantastically, the process was not as natural because of factors like latency and absence of multimodality at ChatGPT's core.

But with its enhanced reasoning capabilities across voice and vision, it can go one step beyond in helping you out. For starters, with its new ability to "see" you, it can even guide you with the aesthetic part of getting ready for the interview, like your attire.

However, the implications are much more impactful. With its visual capabilities and its ability to interpret human emotions, it can even provide you feedback on your body language, much like a real coach.

Meeting Assistant

ChatGPT can join in your meetings, listen in to your calls, and transcribe, summarize, and even present its opinions, all in real time, like a true assistant.

You can ask it what was discussed in the call, what each person's take was on a certain viewpoint, identify conflicting viewpoints, work on data analysis problems, look up certain info and much more.

Personal Language Translator

GPT-4o can be an excellent language translating assistant. It can translate a conversation in real-time, without the need to reprompt it multiple times. So, you can have a normal conversation in different languages, and every time a speaker is done speaking, ChatGPT would translate it to the second language.

How is it different from using Google Translate or any other translation tool? Aside from the fact that you don't have to turn on translation every time and it keeps the conversation natural, GPT-4o's ability to understand the intonation behind the words means that less is lost in translation.

Accessiblity Assistant for the Blind

ChatGPT-4o, with its vision capabilities, can assist the visually impaired by looking at your surroundings for you and describe it all to you.

While it seems rather aspirational in its current state, imagine the implications if you could have GPT-4o in smart glasses, like Meta Rayban glasses, where GPT-4o could literally be the eyes for a visually impaired person. Even in it's current form, its rather amazing that people can point their phone's camera at something and it can provide all the details.

If ChatGPT could become capable of interpreting sign language, it could even assist deaf people in the future.

Monitoring Capabilities

ChatGPT-4o can "potentially" be used to monitor kids, pets, sick and elderly, or even just things like front doors, etc. Imagine that you have to step away for a moment and you want someone to monitor your kid or pet and alert you right away if they are engaging in dangerous activities (which you can define).

While it'll be some time before you can trust AI to not make mistakes and deliver reliable results every time, it is definitely an exciting possible use case for the future.

Coding Assistant

With ChatGPT being able to access your screen with screen sharing, you can have a coding assistant by your side and guide you throughout. While it'll be helpful with other apps as well, with GPT-4o's enhanced coding capabilities, getting help in coding will be the best application.

Data Analysis

GPT-4o has amazing improvements in speed over GPT-4 Turbo, and it brings this speed to data analysis as well. It can process spreadsheets, analyse data and even create statistical diagrams, graphs, and charts in less than 3o seconds.

Creating 3D Models

GPT-4o can even create STL files for 3D models from single text prompts, speeding up the visualization and prototyping process. So, whether you want to speed up your workflow or you're someone who doesn't have the technical knowledge otherwise required for this task, ChatGPT can help you out!

Creating Consistent Characters

OpenAI introduced DALL-E's image generation capabilities to ChatGPT a while back. But with GPT-4o, you can create multiple images of the same character while maintaining character consistency. So, you can now use ChatGPT for creating consistent characters for your stories and it can create images of it in different actions.

Transcribing Handwritten Notes

With GPT-4o's increased capabilities in image recognition, it can now transcribe handwritten notes better. You can use it to digitize your school or college notes. It even demonstrates amazing transcription capabilities while handling handwritten letters from the eighteenth century. So, while there will be errors, it'll also fasten the entire process exponentially!

While GPT-4o is not a huge upgrade over GPT-4 in terms of intelligence and reasoning, it is also not a small upgrade by any means. Even if you're someone who's more creeped out by its anthropomorphism or its similarities to Scarlett Johannsen's AI in Her, you cannot deny that the fact that it's become more smart that'll be helpful in practical ways.

However, there's also another fact that cannot be overlooked when considering practical applications for GPT-4o – ChatGPT's 128K context window. With a limited context window, ChatGPT can only be so useful in scenarios such as being a meeting assistant, language translator. The question of how long into the meeting/ conversation would ChatGPT's context window run out is an extremely valid one. There's also the question of limited usage caps for GPT-4o.