Imagine a world where you can engage with AI language models using nothing but your voice. Well, guess what? That future is here, and it's more exciting than ever!
ChatGPT and Grammarly have stepped up their game by introducing AI voice chat assistants. No more tapping away at your keyboard—now, you can simply speak your thoughts into existence.
In this article, you’ll learn all about AI voice assistants and how to use these tools to increase productivity.
How Does ChatGPT's Voice Chat Work?
ChatGPT's latest voice feature uses an advanced text-to-speech model that can produce audio resembling human speech just from text and a brief sample of spoken words.
In other words, you can use your voice to have a conversation with ChatGPT. It’s like having a knowledgeable assistant who is always ready to help!
ChatGPT’s voice chat is currently available on iOS and Android mobile devices.
How to Use ChatGPT Voice Chat with Voice Prompts
Using ChatGPT’s voice assistant is easy. Here’s how:
Open ChatGPT from your iOS or Android mobile device.
Tap the menu in the top left corner.
Tap the icon shown below to open Settings.
Tap ‘Voice’. Select your preferred voice from the five options, and tap ‘Confirm.’ You can also change this later.
Exit ‘Settings’ by tapping the back button on the upper left.
Tap the headphone button on the lower right of the screen to speak. You can start talking when you see “Listening” on the screen.
You can tap the Pause button on the lower left to mute. Tap the ‘X’ button to finish speaking.
Wait for ChatGPT’s voice assistant to give you a response.
Use Cases for ChatGPT’s Voice Chat
ChatGPT’s voice assistant is highly versatile. Here are ten use cases:
News updates: You can ask for the latest news headlines, weather forecasts, and updates on current events tailored to your interests.
Language learning: ChatGPT helps users learn new languages by speaking in the target language, providing corrections, and offering conversational practice.
Accessibility services: It can help individuals with visual impairments or reading difficulties by reading out text and narrating content.
Personal assistant: It can set reminders, schedule appointments, and provide information, similar to a virtual assistant.
Interactive storytelling: It can create and narrate interactive stories or role-playing scenarios for users to participate in and change the story's direction.
Entertainment suggestions: You can get recommendations for movies, books, music, or games based on what you already like.
Mental health support: It can offer a conversational outlet for individuals seeking someone to talk to, although it doesn’t replace professional therapy.
Cooking and recipe assistance: It guides you through recipes step-by-step, providing cooking tips and answering culinary questions in real-time.
Fitness coaching: It offers workout advice, guides you through exercises, and provides motivation and health tips.
Travel and local information: It can offer travel tips, such as restaurant recommendations, directions, and cultural advice.
These everyday uses show how ChatGPT's voice chat can be a helpful companion, making tasks easier and more enjoyable.
How Does Grammarly's Voice Composer Work?
Grammarly's Voice Composer is a new feature designed to improve your writing on iPhone and iPad.
Voice Composer transforms spoken words into text with advanced speech recognition and Artificial Intelligence. Let’s learn more about how this tool works.
Convert speech into polished text
Voice Composer is not just about converting speech into text; it also refines your speech by removing unnecessary filler words like "uh" and "um." This process reduces the need for manual editing and helps you focus on communicating your thoughts naturally and without interruptions.
Transcribe with an AI co-creator
One of Voice Composer's most useful features is its ability to act as an AI co-creator. You can provide brief spoken prompts, and Voice Composer generates detailed written content.
Take, for example, the task of creating a report on market trends. By simply stating, "Generate a report outlining recent market trends for the tech industry," Voice Composer springs into action, delivering an in-depth report.
This approach means you can skip the traditional brainstorming, planning, and typing phases.
How to Use Grammarly's Voice Composer
Now that we understand the capabilities of Grammarly's Voice Composer, let's dive into how to use the tool.
How to turn on Grammarly’s Voice Assistant
To activate Voice Composer on your Grammarly for iPhone or iPad app, follow these steps:
Navigate to the Keyboard tab at the bottom of the screen, then toggle the switch to turn on Voice Composer.
How to use Voice Composer
You can use Grammarly’s Voice Composer in two ways: via the Grammarly Companion App and the Grammarly Keyboard.
Method 1: How to use Voice Composer in the Grammarly Companion App
Open the Grammarly companion app on your iPhone or iPad.
From the My Grammarly tab, tap the Speak button at the bottom of the screen to activate Voice Composer.
Dictate the content you want to transcribe or provide a prompt for text generation.
After speaking, tap the Generate Text button to transform your spoken content into text.
Method 2: How to use Voice Composer in the Grammarly Keyboard
Place your cursor in a text field.
Tap the Voice Composer icon on the right corner of the suggestions bar, which will temporarily redirect you.
On the Voice Composer screen, dictate the text you want to transcribe or provide a prompt for text generation.
After completing your dictation or prompt, tap the Generate Text button.
Your transformed text will be inserted into the Grammarly Keyboard, ready for you to use in your text field.
Adjusting Your Text
You can start over by tapping the Speak Again button at the bottom of the Voice Composer window. It's important to note that using the Speak Again option will erase all dictated text currently displayed in the Voice Composer window.
How to Use Tactiq's Audio-to-Text Transcriptions
Do you ever find yourself in meetings, scrambling to jot down notes while trying to stay engaged in the conversation?
Tactiq isn’t just for transcribing audio recordings - although it can do that! It’s also a browser extension that automatically transcribes your Google Meet, Zoom, and Microsoft Teams meetings.
Plus, it uses AI to automatically summarize your meetings, highlighting who said what, providing action items, and calling out key decisions.
Here are two ways you can use Tactiq’s audio-to-text transcription:
By uploading audio files
You can transform any recorded discussion into written text with Tactiq's upload feature. Here’s how:
Go to the Transcripts page to find all your existing transcriptions.
Click ‘Upload Transcript or Recording’ on the upper right.
You will see the file uploader window, where you can upload or drag your transcript file. You can also specify the meeting title and its date and time. If you do not provide a start date, it will automatically default to the date you uploaded the file.
Click ‘Upload’ to upload the recording.
You can now find the recording in your list of transcripts.
By using Tactiq's AI transcription tool in meetings
You can also use Tactiq's AI transcription tool to experience real-time transcriptions during meetings, so you don’t need to take notes manually!
Tactiq’s AI meeting summary button also extracts insights from the conversation, so you don't need to dig through the entire transcript to pull insights.