On Tuesday, 14 March 2023, the artificial intelligence research group OpenAI introduced GPT-4, the latest version of their language program. It is a powerful tool for evaluating photos and reproducing human speech that pushes the technological and ethical boundaries of a rapidly spreading generation of AI.
OpenAI’s previous offering, ChatGPT, is known for its remarkable capacity to generate sophisticated text, which impressed and unnerved the public. The model triggered a viral trend of creating school essays, screenplays, and conversations. However, the technology underlying ChatGPT was not up-to-date and had been surpassed by newer advancements for over a year.
Whereas GPT-4 is an advanced AI system that can describe images in response to written commands and generate text. For instance, a person can ask a question about an image, and GPT-4 can provide a detailed answer based on its understanding. This significantly advances natural language processing technology, enabling more sophisticated and nuanced interactions between users and AI systems.
The release of GPT-4 generated significant excitement and anticipation after months of hype around the advanced capabilities of the large language model. Early testers had touted its remarkable ability to learn and reason, leading to high expectations for its performance. In a surprising announcement, Microsoft revealed that the Bing AI chatbot, released the previous month, had been utilizing GPT-4 all along. This revelation provided a sneak preview of the model’s capabilities and served to heighten anticipation for its full release.
According to officials at the San Francisco lab, GPT-4 has undergone “multimodal” training that allows it to learn from text and images. This advanced training is expected to enable GPT-4 to move beyond its chat box origins, and better replicate the real world using colors and imagery. GPT-4 is said to surpass ChatGPT in its “advanced reasoning capabilities,” enabling it to perform tasks such as image captioning. With GPT-4, a person can upload an image, and the model can provide a caption describing the objects and scenes depicted in the image.
Due to misuse concerns, OpenAI postponed its image-description capability. The GPT-4 offered to subscribers of OpenAI’s subscription service, ChatGPT Plus, only supports text.
Using an application programming interface (API), programmers will create GPT-4-based apps that connect. The language-learning program Duolingo has already included new features using GPT-4, including an artificial intelligence conversation companion and a tool that explains why an answer was wrong.
OpenAI has acknowledged that GPT-4, like its predecessors, is still prone to errors such as generating nonsensical content and perpetuating social biases. The system may also provide poor advice in certain situations. Furthermore, GPT-4’s training data was finalized in September 2021, meaning it may not be familiar with events since then. GPT-4 does not possess the ability to learn from its experiences, which could limit its capacity to adapt and be taught new things. While GPT-4 represents a significant advancement in natural language processing technology, it still faces several limitations that must be addressed in future iterations.