ChatGPT's Smarter Sibling: OpenAI Releases GPT-4, the Next Generation of AI Language Model
Generative AI
November 13, 2023
3 min read

There are no second thoughts about whether ChatGPT took the world by storm or not – it did! From advertisers to mental health professionals, everyone is dipping their toes in the sea of possibilities that come with ChatGPT. OpenAI, the research lab behind this international phenomenon, is now taking it up a notch and has announced the release of GPT-4 on March 14, 2023.

This next generation of AI language model can take both text and inputs to respond with text and the company emphasizes best-ever results on capabilities and alignment. OpenAI's $20 monthly ChatGPT subscription, ChatGPT Plus, provides the general public with access to this new model. There’s also an API waitlist for those interested.

So what makes GPT-4 so special?

Well, for starters, it has the ability to understand human language and context like never before. This means that it can accurately interpret complex sentences and respond in a way that is both natural and engaging.

But it's not just its language processing capabilities that make GPT-4 so exciting. It also has the ability to learn and adapt over time, which means that it can continue to improve and get better with every interaction. It will learn your preferences and style, making it an even more effective and personalized tool for your needs.

OpenAI claims that “GPT-4 can solve difficult problems with greater accuracy, thanks to its broader general knowledge and problem solving abilities.” Its key powers center around three important parameters. Creativity – Users can engage in a range of creative and technical writing tasks, such as composing songs, writing screenplays, and learning a user's writing style, by generating, editing, and iterating with the system. Visual input – something that ChatGPT couldn’t do till now. And longer context – it can process more than 25,000 words of text.

To ascertain its superior performance over ChatGPT, OpenAI put GPT-4 to the test, quite literally. They used publicly-available tests like Olympiads and AP free response questions amongst many others. Here’s how GPT-4 fared compared to ChatGPT.

Source: OpenAI

It Still Comes With Limitations of Its Own

CEO of OpenAI, Sam Altman, in his tweet talked about how 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.” It still hallucinates – makes up information that has never existed. And it still has a tendency to generate harmful, disturbing content.

Plus, we still don’t have an answer to how its usage can be regulated. Students have been using ChatGPT at an alarming rate to write essays and clear tests. So much so that educational institutions had to hurriedly incorporate plagiarism-check tools like Turnitin that can detect content generated by AI to encourage students to submit original work and use AI tools as a helping hand rather than a complete replacement of their efforts. Sci-fi magazine Clarkesworld had to recently stop taking submissions when they started getting an influx of stories generated by AI.

Organizations Have Begun Building with GPT-4 Already

Duolingo, Be My Eyes, Stripe, Morgan Stanley, Khan Academy, Government of Iceland, Intercom and many more are using GPT-4 to stay in tune with the times and build innovative products. From deepening conversation to transforming visual accessibility to combating fraud, there is a plethora of cool and critical ambitions that can be achieved using this new and improved version.

With GPT-4, we are one step closer to having machines that can truly understand us and respond in a way that is both natural and intuitive. This opens up a whole new world of possibilities, from personalized customer service to virtual assistants that can truly make our lives easier and more efficient.

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