OpenAI, the company behind the viral chatbot ChatGPT, has announced the release of GPT-4.
In a blog postthe San Francisco artificial intelligence lab co-founded by Elon Musk and Sam Altman in 2015 said its latest version is “multimodal,” meaning the platform can accept image and text inputs and output text outputs.
Sam Altman, chief executive of OpenAI, said on Twitter that GPT-4 was the “most capable and aligned” model to date, although it “is still flawed.”
He added that it’s “more creative than previous models, it hallucinates a lot less, and it’s less biased.”
meet GPT-4, our most capable and aligned model to date. it is available today in our API (with a waiting list) and in ChatGPT+.https://t.co/2ZFC36xqAJ
it’s still flawed, still limited, and it still looks more impressive on first use than after spending more time with it.
—Sam Altman (@sama) March 14, 2023
What is ChatGPT and what are the differences between GPT-3 and GPT-4?
GPT stands for Pre-Trained Generative Transformer which is a type of Large Language Model (LLM) neural network that can perform various natural language processing tasks such as answering questions, summarizing text and even generating lines of code.
Large language models use a technique called deep learning to produce text that looks like it was produced by a human.
ChatGPT is an AI chatbot application that uses GPT-3 and GPT-4 language models that people can interact with. If ChatGPT was a car, then GPT-3 or GPT-4 would be the engine that powers it.
GPT-3 was originally released in 2020 and trained on an impressive 175 billion parameters, making it the largest neural network produced. GPT-3 has since been refined with the release of the GPT-3.5 series in 2022.
GPT-4 is the successor to the GPT-3. Launched on March 14, OpenAI says this latest version can process up to 25,000 words – about eight times more than GPT-3 – process images and handle much more nuanced instructions than GPT-3.5.
How to access GPT-4?
For those new to ChatGPT, the best way to get started is to visit chat.openai.com. Sign up for a free account which will give you access to GPT-3.
To use GPT-4, users must subscribe to ChatGPT Plus, a $20 monthly subscription, for premium access to the service. At the time of writing, GPT-4 has a cap of 100 messages every four hours.
What new things can you do with GPT-4?
According to OpenAI, “GPT-4 excels at tasks that require advanced reasoning, understanding of complex instructions, and more creativity.”
Just hours after its launch, users reported several creative uses of GPT-4, including:
Describe images and generate recipes
GPT-4’s multimodal feature allows users to upload images such as a photo of flour, butter, eggs and milk and GPT-4 will recommend tasty treats that can be made with these ingredients. This feature, however, does not appear to be available to public GPT-4 subscribers yet.
Now let’s get into the details.
GPT-4 is multimodal and now accepts images as input and generates legends, classifications and analyses. ????
Below is an example of providing an ingredient input image and asking GPT-4 to generate a list of recipes. pic.twitter.com/mJMq8zLgkk
— Sumanth ???? (@Sumanth_077) March 15, 2023
Code video games
Can GPT-4 encode an entire game for you? Yes, yes it can.
— Ammaar Reshi (@ammaar) March 14, 2023
GPT-4 has also been used to turn a hand drawn sketch into a working html page as shown below.
I just watched GPT-4 turn a hand-drawn sketch into a working website.
It’s insane. pic.twitter.com/P5nSjrk7Wn
— Rowan Cheung (@rowancheung) March 14, 2023
To test the new features of GPT-4, Al Jazeera created a premium account on ChatGPT and asked what they thought of its latest features.
Our question: What’s new in GPT-4?
Looking at his answer, let’s just say he wasn’t aware of his new features at the time.
When asked when his training data was last updated, he replied, “My training data was last updated in September 2021. Therefore, my knowledge and my understanding of events, developments and advances are limited to this period. I am unable to provide information on events or updates that have occurred since then.
AI chatbots are evolving rapidly. In February 2023, Google launched its own chatbot, Bardwhich uses a different language model called LaMDA.
In addition to Google, tech giants such as Microsoft, Huawei, Alibaba and Baidu are races to deploy their own versions in a fiercely competitive environment to dominate this booming AI industry.