What is GPT-4 and how will it revolutionize AI technology?

by Faruk Nasir, Founder/CEO

OpenAI, the artificial intelligence research lab, has released a highly anticipated new version of its language model systems - GPT-4. This release is said to superpower its chatbot, ChatGPT, by generating answers not just from written prompts, but also from images. In this article, we will discuss what GPT-4 is, what it can do that ChatGPT can't, and how it could revolutionize AI technology.

What is GPT-4?

GPT-4 is the latest version of OpenAI's language model systems, which are trained to predict the next word in a sentence by analyzing vast amounts of text from the internet and finding patterns through trial and error. It is known as a "large multimodal model" because it can accept text and images and respond in text.

GPT-4 will be available in a limited format on ChatGPT Plus, a paid version of OpenAI's chatbot. It will also be available for businesses to incorporate into other products, after they make it off the waitlist. Microsoft has also announced that its Bing chatbot is already using a version of GPT-4 to power the bot.

What can GPT-4 do that ChatGPT can't?

ChatGPT burst into public view in November and instantly became a sensation. The conversational chatbot can take prompts from users and generate stories, essays, computer code, a back-and-forth dialogue, or nearly anything you ask it to do. However, its answers are not always correct or appropriate.

OpenAI said that GPT-4 can place in the 90th percentile of test-takers for the Uniform Bar Exam, the certification test for lawyers. It's also 82 percent less likely than GPT-3.5 to respond to queries for "disallowed content," making it safer. In a video OpenAI released with its announcement, the company said GPT-4 can accept longer text inputs than its predecessors, taking in and generating up to 25,000 words compared with 3,000 words for ChatGPT. It is trained to be safer and more factual, OpenAI said.

GPT-4 is also designed to be better at answering complicated questions. The system can answer questions based on what an image depicts, but that capability won't immediately be publicly available.

How could GPT-4 revolutionize AI technology?

The release of GPT-4 could mark a turning point in how AI is used in everyday life. GPT-4's ability to generate answers from text and images with a high degree of accuracy could be used in various fields such as medicine, law, finance, and customer service. It could also aid in language translation, content creation, and natural language processing.

However, researchers warn about the ethical implications of AI technology, as the systems have been shown to illuminate biases and dispense misinformation. Therefore, it is crucial to ensure that AI technology is developed ethically and transparently to prevent any unintended consequences.

In conclusion, GPT-4 is a significant development in AI technology, and its release could bring revolutionary changes in various industries. While it's essential to embrace technological advancements, it's equally crucial to ensure that they are developed ethically and transparently.

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