what you need to know
- OpenAI has introduced GPT-4 AI technology with the ability to analyze images in addition to text.
- The new generation of AI is also capable of more complex and creative tasks.
- OpenAI describes GPT-4 as a subtle upgrade over GPT-3.5 when used for basic functionality.
- The new Bing Chat AI now works with GPT-4.
OpenAI has unveiled its next-generation GPT-4 artificial intelligence platform, which is more advanced in several key areas. The company says that GPT-4 can solve more advanced problems with greater precision and is also more creative and collaborative with new input modal capabilities.
One of the great new features of GPT-4 is its ability to accept images as well as text as an input method. Now, the AI will be able to analyze images and generate responses through text. ChatGPT Plus users will be able to access these new capabilities of GPT-4 starting today, and it is also available as an API for developers.
GPT-4 takes advantage of more data and more computation resulting in a more sophisticated and capable language model. It can now handle over 25,000 words of text, which means you can handle longer conversations and context queries without getting lost or confused.
OpenAI says GPT-4 was trained on Microsoft Azure AI supercomputers, with Azure’s “AI-optimized” infrastructure enabling the company to deliver GPT-4 to users around the world. It’s also supposedly more secure, being 82% less likely to respond to requests for disallowed content and 40% more likely to produce factual responses, according to OpenAi.
Of course, as was the case with GPT-3.5, GPT-4 also has limitations that OpenAI is still working to address. Problems like social biases, hallucinations, and adversarial indications are all occurrences that AI can present when in use. OpenAI also says that GPT-4 scores are in approximate percentiles higher among test takers, compared to GPT-3.5.
ChatGPT Plus users can try GPT-4 now, and developers can join a waiting list to start implementing this technology into their own applications and services. Microsoft says its Bing AI Chatbot is already powered by GPT-4 technology, and has been since the service went into preview last month.
Microsoft is expected to announce more AI products later this week at an event that will focus on the future of work, which will likely center on Office and Microsoft 365 excited about new AI features.