GPT-4 Is Coming: Should You Get Hyped?
ChatGPT impressed many people worldwide with its ability to write seemingly manmade text. Its new version, GPT-4, will launch next week, causing a buzz of online rumors.
Some people think it would be able to answer user queries with images, videos, and music. Others fear it may bring an AI that can think and adapt by itself!
Is the new version of ChatGPT worth the hype? Let’s look back at the recent comments from OpenAI and Microsoft representatives.
What are the potential features of GPT-4?
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GPT stands for Generative Pre-trained Transformer, the large language model that powers ChatGPT. Nowadays, it runs on ChatGPT 3.5.
The AI chatbot is already impressive by itself, able to create written media, such as scientific papers, academic journals, poems, and even jokes.
In response, it amazed people worldwide with its uncanny ability to write and speak like a human. Even better, everyone can use this powerful tool for free.
On March 11, Microsoft Germany told the news website, Heise, “We will introduce GPT-4 next week… we will have multimodal models that will offer completely different possibilities.”
The “multimodal” term means it could take information from numerous sources. In other words, the new version would not be limited to text-only responses.
Instead, the upgrade will enable the chatbot to answer questions with images, music, and video. For example, let’s say you asked GPT-4 to provide information about Mr. Beast.
It would likely share this related Inquirer USA article along with photos and videos of YouTube’s top content creator.
Other folks went overboard by expecting GPT-4 to be significantly more powerful than GPT-3. Specifically, rumors spread that the former trained on 100 trillion parameters.
Eventually, it grew into speculation that CEO Sam Altman has developed Artificial General Intelligence, an AI so advanced it could learn anything humans can.
However, Altman shot down the rumors during a StrictlyVC interview program:
“I saw that on Twitter. It’s complete [expletive]. The GPT rumor mill is like a ridiculous thing…. People are begging to be disappointed, and they will be.”
“We don’t have an actual AGI, and I think that’s sort of what’s expected of us, and you know, yeah… we’re going to disappoint those people.”
Is Sam Altman providing a straightforward answer about the capabilities of GPT-4? Perhaps he’s being modest, and the new ChatGPT surprises the world again?
We will have to wait and see. Meanwhile, you can do so much with the current version already. For example, Snapchat used ChatGPT API for its “My AI” user companion.
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