The company behind the ChatGPT app that churns out essays, poems or computing code on command has released a long-awaited update of its artificial intelligence (AI) technology that it said would be safer and more accurate than its predecessor.
GPT-4 has been widely awaited ever since ChatGPT burst onto the scene in late November, wowing users with its capabilities that were based on an older version of OpenAI's technology, known as a large language model.
"We've created GPT-4, the latest milestone in OpenAI's effort in scaling up deep learning," a company blog said, adding that the AI technology "exhibits human-level performance" on some professional and academic tasks.
The company said the model is "more creative and collaborative than ever before" and would "solve difficult problems with greater accuracy” than its earlier versions.
With its update, text responses from GPT-4 will be more accurate, and -- in future -- will come from both image and text inputs in a major leap forward for the technology, though this aspect has not yet been released.
For example, if a user sends a picture of the inside of a refrigerator, GPT-4 will not only correctly identify what is there, but also concoct what can be prepared with those ingredients.
OpenAI said it was working with a partner company, Be My Eyes, to prepare the next advance.
Much of the new model's firepower is now available to the general public via ChatGPT Plus, OpenAI's paid subscription plan and on a AI-powered version of Microsoft's Bing search engine that is currently being tested.
OpenAI is backed by Microsoft, which earlier this year said it would finance the research company to the tune of billions of dollars.
The Windows-maker then swiftly integrated the tech into its Bing search engine, Edge browser and other products.
Microsoft's aggressive adoption of ChatGPT has sparked a race with Google which announced its own versions of the AI technology, with Amazon, Baidu and Meta also wading in, eager to avoid being left behind.
OpenAI said that the new version was far less likely to go off the rails than its earlier chatbot with widely reported interactions with ChatGPT or Bing's chatbot in which users were presented with lies, insults, or other so-called "hallucinations."
"We spent six months making GPT-4 safer and more aligned. GPT-4 is 82 percent less likely to respond to requests for disallowed content and 40 percent more likely to produce factual responses," OpenAI said.
Founder Sam Altman admitted that despite the anticipation, 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."
“The power of the algorithm will increase, but it's not a second revolution," said Robert Vesoul, CEO of Illuin Technology, a French AI start-up.
Vesoul questioned the safety measures taken by OpenAI, which has already been hit by criticism from billionaire Elon Musk that the company is overly curbing speech on its AI in order to avoid more embarrassing responses.
"I am not sure if I want an AI to block responses on unknown topics… Should an AI decide if I smoke or not?” Vesoul told AFP.
Other companies partnering in the rollout of GPT-4 include Morgan Stanley that will use the AI to help guide its bankers and their clients.
"You essentially have the knowledge of the most knowledgeable person in Wealth Management—instantly," said Morgan Stanley Jeff McMillan in a statement.
Other partners include Khan Academy, the online tutoring giant and Stripe, a financial app that will use GPT-4 to fight fraud and for other uses.© 2023 AFP
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The easiest to automate will be the CEOs and wealth managers, investors.
But because of the late stage capitalist stranglehold on the fruits of increased production and capital, they will hang onto their jobs and wealth.
For the rest of the 99% it will be a time of challenge, trials and opportunities.
It’s not becoming a free, powerful, intelligent data and information lion, it’s now quickly becoming a tamed and narrow caged cat, forced to eat only vegetables and only those the zoo staff considers healthy for him.
In fact, they don’t even understand the potential and meaning of AI, if they apply any constraints and one-sided bias to it.
Oh, so now we want Skynet? A communist one too? lol
We can only wish...
Hope it gets a good, unbiased human touch at least.
Last time I chatted with this thing it depicted Jared Taylor as a "white supremacist". smh
This is how much ChatGPT has improved - from the bottom 10% to the top 10% of the US Bar Exam for law students:
"ChatGPT v4 aces the bar, SATs and can identify exploits in ETH contracts"
So, ChatGPT took these exams cold. That means 90% of us are now dumber than a machine, lol
Oh this will end well. /s
I imagine it will be a disruptor, as much as the internet was on humanity. And just like the internet, a lot of crap will come of that. But the crap will be dwarfed by the benefits, again, same as the internet.
This article is satire, right? Communism will work next time, as long as I'm in charge, with a bit of help from AI. LOL! Communism and socialism are miserable failures because they fundamentally ignore human nature, and their adherents try to enforce their own vision of utopia whether people want it or not. With disastrous consequences. Throwing inhuman AI into the mix would make it an even bigger mess.
Someone whom you approve of, as long as he is speaking out against the "woke" on SNS or supporting the right, thought the proponent of AI post-scarcity anarcho-communism had intellectual weight.
One of the biggest dangers of AI is the general ignorance about many of the wider implications.
When it win the lottery,then it has accomplished something
Awa no Gaijin
Ai is too intelligent to be more human !