OpenAI’s ChatGPT, upon its launch in November 2022, had a limited knowledge span, ending at September 2021. This created a gap in information, where significant events post-September 2021 were not accounted for. Acknowledging this, Sam Altman, the CEO of OpenAI, introduced a solution—GPT-4 Turbo.
“We are just as annoyed as all of you — probably more — that GPT-4’s knowledge about the world ended in 2021,” Altman said during his keynote. “We will try to never let it get that out of date again.”
The GPT-4 Turbo update aims to extend ChatGPT’s awareness to April 2023, offering a more current and comprehensive understanding of events. This advanced version will be available exclusively for paying users.
Unlike its predecessor’s web-browsing feature that relied on real-time internet searches, GPT-4 Turbo is engineered to provide up-to-date information without needing external browsing. Nevertheless, the real-time search feature might remain beneficial for information beyond April 2023.
The update promises substantial improvements for ChatGPT. GPT-4 Turbo boasts the ability to comprehend broader contexts, process up to 300 book pages, interpret images, code in specific languages, and facilitate the creation of personalized ChatGPT bots known as GPTs, tailored for specific tasks.
Presently in preview among developers, the final model of GPT-4 Turbo is scheduled for release to all users in the coming weeks. OpenAI’s endeavor with this update is to bridge the gap between ChatGPT’s existing knowledge and real-time information, reflecting the company’s commitment to evolving AI models to meet user needs and remain current in an ever-changing world.
This enhancement promises to provide users with more accurate, up-to-date, and comprehensive information. OpenAI’s dedication to staying updated in a world characterized by rapid change is evident in this update, ensuring users have access to the most recent and relevant information for their inquiries. The goal remains to provide an AI model that adapts and evolves in line with the dynamic nature of the world’s information landscape.
This substantial update signifies OpenAI’s commitment to providing a more efficient and versatile AI platform that not only caters to current user needs but also adapts to the evolving complexities of our global information ecosystem.