OpenAI hosted a developer livestream showing the first public demo of ChatGPT-4. The new Large Language Model (LLM) has reportedly been in development for a few years, and Microsoft confirmed that it’s the technology powering the company’s new Bing Chat service.
The presentation began on Monday, March 14 at 1 p.m. You can watch a replay of the event below.
OpenAI has already announced that ChatGPT-4 will only be available to ChatGPT Plus subscribers. The free version of ChatGPT will continue to run on the GPT-3.5 model.
The live stream focuses on how developers can take advantage of GPT-4 in their own AI applications. OpenAI recently made its API available to developers, and companies like Khan Academy and Duolingo have already announced that they plan to use GPT-4 in their own applications.
Although speculation has been wild about what GPT-4 might be capable of, OpenAI describes it as an evolution of the existing model. The new model will be able to mimic a particular writing style more closely, for example, as well as process up to 25,000 words of user text.
OpenAI says that ChatGPT-4 doesn’t need text either. You can receive an image as a prompt and generate a response based on it.
If not, the new version has updated security features. OpenAI claims it is 82% less likely to provide rejected answers and provides 40% more factual answers. However, it’s hard to say what that means in practice right now.
While the new model could greatly expand ChatGPT’s capabilities, it also brings some concerns. Microsoft’s Bing Chat has already shown some crazy responses and uses the GPT-4 model. OpenAI warns that the new model could still have these issues, occasionally displaying “social biases, hallucinations, and conflicting indications.”