OpenAI’s ChatGPT app, which generates essays, poems, and computing code, has come out with a long-awaited update of its artificial intelligence (AI) technology.
GPT-4, the latest milestone in OpenAI’s effort to scale up deep learning, is said to be safer and more accurate than its predecessor. The update provides more accurate text responses from GPT-4 and allows it to respond to both image and text inputs.
This development represents a significant leap forward for the technology and has sparked a race with Google, Amazon, Baidu, and Meta to avoid being left behind.
OpenAI said that GPT-4 exhibits human-level performance on some professional and academic tasks and is more creative and collaborative than ever before. In addition, it will solve difficult problems with greater accuracy than earlier versions. The model will now come from both image and text inputs, and in the future, it will be able to concoct what can be prepared with the ingredients in a refrigerator, for example. The company is working with a partner company, Be My Eyes, to prepare the next advance.
Much of the new model’s firepower is available to the general public via ChatGPT Plus, OpenAI’s paid subscription plan, and an AI-powered version of Microsoft’s Bing search engine that is currently being tested. In addition, Microsoft has aggressively adopted ChatGPT and integrated the tech into its Bing search engine, Edge browser, and other products.
OpenAI said that the new version was far less likely to go off the rails than its earlier chatbot, which had widely reported interactions with ChatGPT or Bing’s chatbot in which users were presented with lies, insults, or other so-called “hallucinations.”
Founder Sam Altman admitted that despite the anticipation, GPT-4 “is still flawed, still limited, and it still seems more impressive on first use than it does after you spend more time with it.”
Partnering with OpenAI in the rollout of GPT-4 are Morgan Stanley, which will use the AI to help guide its bankers and their clients, Khan Academy, the online tutoring giant, and Stripe, a financial app that will use GPT-4 to fight fraud and for other uses.
While some believe that GPT-4 represents a second revolution, others are more skeptical.
“The power of the algorithm will increase, but it’s not a second revolution, said ” Robert Vesoul, CEO of Illuin Technology, a French AI start-up. Vesoul questioned the safety measures taken by OpenAI and stated that he was unsure if he wanted an AI to block responses on unknown topics.