ChatGPT has taken the tech world by storm, showcasing artificial intelligence (AI) with conversational abilities that go far beyond anything we’ve seen before.
The viral chatbot interface is based on GPT-3, said to be one of the largest and most complex language models ever created.
But, OpenAI could release the next generation of large language model (LLM), GPT-4 as early as next week. Rumor has it that GPT-4 will be far more powerful and capable than GPT-3. One source even went as far as claiming that the parameter count has been upped to the region of 100 trillion. However, this has been disputed in colorful language by Sam Altman, OpenAI’s CEO.
In a conversation with German news website Heise, Microsoft Germany’s Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Andreas Braun said, “We will introduce GPT-4 next week … we will have multimodal models that will offer completely different possibilities — for example, videos.”
An advanced language model that combines multiple modes of communication has the potential to revolutionize user interactions. With the advent of GPT-4, this technology could enable users to receive responses in the form of images, music, and videos, in addition to traditional text-based responses.
Furthermore, GPT-4’s capabilities may also address the issue of slow response times experienced by ChatGPT, providing users with more efficient and human-like interactions.
OpenAI is reportedly exploring the possibility of developing a mobile app powered by GPT-4. Currently, ChatGPT is a web-based platform, that lacks a mobile application.
While Microsoft and OpenAI have not divulged their plans for integrating GPT-4 into Bing search, it is expected that the chat feature of Bing will soon utilize this technology. Bing search already incorporates GPT-3 and GPT-3.5, as well as proprietary technology is known as Prometheus, to provide real-time, efficient responses.
Given the level of excitement generated by GPT-3, it is natural to wonder whether subsequent versions will be equally groundbreaking.
For instance, if we have already witnessed a computer generating poetry, will we still be as impressed a few years later when a computer produces slightly better poetry?
This sentiment has even been echoed by Altman, who commented in an interview in January that “The GPT-4 rumor mill is a ridiculous thing. I don’t know where it all comes from…people are setting themselves up for disappointment, and they will be let down.”