YoIt’s been barely four months since the artificial intelligence company OpenAI launched ChatGPT and, without exaggerating its importance, it changed the world forever. In just 15 short weeks, it caused doomsday predictions in global job markets, disrupted education systems, and attracted millions of users, from big banks to app developers.
But now it’s goodbye to ChatGPT and hello to ChatGPT-4, an even more powerful tool, sure to have even bigger repercussions around the world. So what is GPT-4, how powerful is it, and how can you use it? Here is everything you need to know:
What is ChatGPT-4?
Let’s start with the name. The chat section speaks for itself, a computer interface you can interact with, while GPT-4 is short for “generative pretrained transformer 4”. That means it’s the fourth iteration of OpenAI software that has analyzed vast amounts of data from the Internet to determine how to generate human-looking text and give users detailed answers to questions.
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How is ChatGPT-4 different from its predecessor?
Anyone who has investigated ChatGPT will know its limitations. He has been criticized for giving inaccurate answersdisplaying bias and bad behavior, skirting his own baked-in railings to spew out answers he’s not supposed to give.
The argument has been that the bot is only as good as the information with which it was trained. OpenAI says it has spent the last six months making new software more secure. He claims that ChatGPT-4 is more accurate, creative and collaborative than the previous iteration, ChatGPT-3.5, and “40% more likely” to produce factual answers.
What else can I do?
One of the most exciting new features of ChatGPT-4 is the ability to handle not only words, but also images, in what is called “multimodal” technology. A user will have the ability to send an image along with text, which ChatGPT-4 will be able to process and discuss. Video input capability is also on the horizon.
What are your limitations?
Like its predecessor, ChatGPT-4 isn’t too good at reasoning about current events, given that it was trained on data that existed before 2021. OpenAI said in a blog post that the latest version “still has many known limitations in the that we’re working on.” to address such as social biases, hallucinations, and conflicting indications.”
How can I use ChatGPT-4?
Most people can try out basic ChatGPT by signing up with Open AI here, although restrictions apply in some countries and territories of the world. But the newest version is currently only offered to ChatGPT Plus subscribers for $20 a month – sign up here — and as an API tool for developers to integrate into their applications. You can join the waiting list here.
In the future, you will probably find it in the Microsoft search engine, Bing. Currently, if you go to the Bing web page and hit the “chat” button at the top, you’ll likely be redirected to a page asking you to sign up for a waiting list, and access will gradually roll out to users.
Who is using ChatGPT-4 right now?
Morgan Stanley is using it to organize wealth management data, payments company Stripe Inc. is testing to see if it can help fight fraudand Duolingo language learning app is incorporating it to explain bugs and allow users to practice real world conversations.
What comes next?
In short, competitors. While Microsoft Corp. has pledged to invest $10 billion in OpenAI, other tech companies are rushing to get a piece of the action. Alphabet Inc.’s Google has already unleashed its own AI service, called Bardto the testers, while a lots of startups they are chasing the AI bandwagon. In China, Baidu Inc. is about to introduce its own bot, Ernie, while meituanAlibaba and a host of smaller names are also joining the fray.
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