🗣️ Major ChatGPT Update

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The new GPT-4o (“o” for “omni”) can reason across audio, vision, and text in real-time. The model will be free for all ChatGPT users.

It can respond to audio inputs in as little as 232 milliseconds, which is similar to human response time in a conversation.

It is better at vision and audio understanding compared to existing models. It matches GPT-4 Turbo performance on text in English and code, with significant improvement on text in non-English languages, while also being much faster and 50% cheaper in the API. Read more.

A large amount of companies in the U.K. took part in the world’s biggest trial of a four-day work week last year, and more than half have made the change permanent. Employees involved reported better physical and mental health. Read more.

Melinda French Gates, one of the world’s preeminent philanthropists, said Monday she would resign as co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation that she has helped lead since 2000.

The foundation has made nearly $78 billion worth of grant payments in the nearly 25 years since its founding. Read more.

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