D-ID’s New Web App Gives a Face and Voice to OpenAI’s ChatGPT

Zakhi Mgutshini
Mar 8, 2023
Updated • Mar 8, 2023

I’ve been seeing more tech companies incorporating ChatGPT’s AI technology into their apps. OpenAI’s ChatGPT seems to be taking the technological world by storm. D-ID (Digital-Identity-Defence) is a  technology company that specializes in protecting digital identities by developing solutions for anti-spoofing,  privacy protection and anti-deep fake.  These Solutions mostly focus on advanced computer vision and deep learning algorithms that prevent and detect the digital image and video manipulations threatening privacy and security. 

D-ID’s New Web App Gives a Face and Voice to OpenAI’s ChatGPT

Just a week after rolling out a chat API for enterprises for customer experiences and branding, Israeli D-ID  startup and creators of Deep Nostalgia launched a beta version of its new web app. The app allows users to talk face-to-face with the photo-realistic AI, and it's called chat.D-ID. The new app combines D-ID’s text-to-video streaming technology with ChatGPT to increase the accessibility of conversations with AI. 

Gil Perry, D-ID’s CEO and co-founder, told TechCrunch that they believe giving ChatGPT a voice and face will give people more access to the technology. He also mentioned that people that can't read and write can now have conversations with AI. Perry says the app presents an easier way to use AI. He also mentioned that most of us feel more comfortable communicating with faces as it creates a realistic scenario.  He also mentions that videos are more effective compared to text, so the app will increase large language models by adding a face.

The AI-based web app can be used on either your mobile device or desktop. When you open up the web app, you're greeted by an avatar named “Alice.” At this point, you could either type or speak out your query. according to D-ID, Alice is equipped to answer almost anything.  Alice could even help you with your next job interview. 

Since the web app is still in the beta phase, it's not yet perfect. The app is set to soon present a variety of uses to choose from and will also bring in the ability for users to upload any image they like. However, images of celebrities or any public figures can't be uploaded. He also mentioned that if you will be engaging with AI, it's essential to have the right face. The app’s safeguard won't allow users to upload any violent or pornographic videos and pictures. 

chat.D-ID can be used for free, and Perry mentioned that once the app takes off to maintain the app, the company might charge. He also mentioned that D-ID is ready to go viral with the goal of keeping it free. 

The app could be a bit creepy, and this is one thing that D-ID is aware of. In that stance, Perry argues that at some point, AI will become a part of our daily lives, and he believes giving AI a face will make it easier for people to interact with the technology.

Tech Giants such as Microsoft have incorporated ChatGPT and have received some backlash when users received some disturbing answers from their search engine, Bing. D-ID  mentions that it will not take any responsibility for responses that Alice will provide even though OpenAI has added some guardrails to prevent a similar situation. 

D-ID Gives a Face and Voice to ChatGPT


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  1. bruh said on August 18, 2023 at 1:25 pm

    Uhh, this has already been possible – I am not sure how but remember my brother telling me about it. I’m not a whatsapp user so not sure of the specifics, but something about sending the image as a file and somehow bypassing the default compression settings that are applied to inbound photos.

    He has also used this to share movies to whatsapp groups, and files 1Gb+.

    Like I said, I never used whatsapp, but I know 100% this isn’t a “brand new feature”, my brother literally showed me him doing it, like… 5 months ago?

  2. 💥 said on August 18, 2023 at 3:55 pm

    Martin, what happened to those: 12 Comments (https://www.ghacks.net/chatgpt-gets-schooled-by-princeton-university/#comments). Is there a specific justifiable reason why they were deleted?

    Hmm, it looks like the gHacks website database is faulty, and not populating threads with their relevant cosponsoring posts.

  3. 45 RPM said on August 19, 2023 at 6:29 pm

    The page on ghacks this is on represents the best of why it has become so worthless, fill of click-bait junk that it’s about to be deleted from my ‘daily reads’.

    It’s really like “Press Release as re-written by some d*ck for clicks…poorly.” And the subjects are laughable. Can’t wait for “How to search for files on Windows”.

    1. owl said on August 20, 2023 at 12:51 am

      > The page on ghacks this is on represents the best of why it has become so worthless, fill of click-bait junk…

      Sadly, I have to agree.

      Only Martin and Ashwin are worth subscribing to.
      Especially Emre Çitak and Shaun are the worst ones.

      If ghacks.net intended “Clickbait”, it would mark the end of Ghacks Technology News.
      Ghacks doesn’t need crappy clickbaits. Clearly separate articles from newer authors (perhaps AIs and external sales person or external advertising man) as just “Advertisements”!

      We, the subscribers of Ghacks, urge Martin to make a decision.

  4. chessandonions said on August 20, 2023 at 12:40 am

    because nevermore wants to “monetize” on every aspect of human life…

  5. Frank Rizzo said on August 20, 2023 at 11:52 pm

    “Threads” is like the Walmart of Social Media.

  6. Ashray said on August 21, 2023 at 4:06 pm

    How hard can it be to clone a twitter version of that as well? They’re slow.

  7. Paul(us) said on August 21, 2023 at 5:16 pm

    Yes, why not mention how large the HD files can be?
    Why, not mention what version of WhatsApp is needed?
    These omissions make the article feel so bare. If not complete.

    1. Paul(us) said on August 21, 2023 at 5:18 pm

      Sorry posted on the wrong page.

  8. Marc said on August 21, 2023 at 6:00 pm

    such a long article for such a simple matter. Worthless article ! waste of time

  9. plusminus_ said on August 21, 2023 at 7:54 pm

    I already do this by attaching them via the ‘Document’ option.

  10. John G. said on August 21, 2023 at 11:43 pm

    I don’t know what’s going on here at Ghacks but it’s obvious that something is broken, comments are being mixed whatever the article, I am unable to find some of my later posts neither. :S

  11. Tom Hawack said on August 23, 2023 at 2:28 pm

    Quoting the article,
    “As users gain popularity, the value of their tokens may increase, allowing investors to reap rewards.”

    Besides, beyond the thrill and privacy risks or not, the point is to know how you gain popularity, be it on social sites as everywhere in life. Is it by being authentic, by remaining faithful to ourselves or is it to have this particular skill which is to understand what a majority likes, just like politicians, those who’d deny to the maximum extent compatible with their ideological partnership, in order to grab as many of the voters they can?

    I see the very concept of this Friend.tech as unhealthy, propagating what is already an increasing flaw : the quest for fame. I won’t be the only one to count himself out, definitely.

    1. Tom Hawack said on August 23, 2023 at 2:34 pm

      @John G. is right : my comment was posted on [https://www.ghacks.net/2023/08/23/what-is-friend-tech/] and it appears there but as well here at [https://www.ghacks.net/2023/07/08/how-to-follow-everyone-on-threads/]

      This has been lasting for several days. Fix it or at least provide some explanations if you don’t mind.

  12. Tom said on August 24, 2023 at 11:53 am

    > Google Chrome is following in Safari’s footsteps by introducing a new feature that allows users to move the Chrome address bar to the bottom of the screen, enhancing user accessibility and interaction.

    Firefox did this long before Safari.

  13. Mavoy said on September 16, 2023 at 2:17 pm

    Basically they’ll do anything except fair royalties.

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