ChatGPT-4 Just Dropped. See How It Beats The Old Version
The pace of artificial intelligence seems blinding fast as OpenAI announced a significant upgrade to ChatGPT hours ago.
The past version used GPT-3.5, but now we have GPT-4. More importantly, it brings powerful upgrades to the already amazing AI chatbot.
For example, it can provide responses to images, not only text. How does that work? Read further to learn more about what ChatGPT-4 can do.
What are the features of ChatGPT-4?
Some people assume ChatGPT and GPT are the same. However, the former refers to the chatbot that lets them use the GPT large language model.
That means GPT got the upgrade, not ChatGPT. Still, I would sometimes refer to GPT-4 as “ChatGPT-4” to avoid repeating the former excessively throughout this article.
Here are the new things GPT-4 can do:
- GPT-4 can see and understand photos
- GPT-4 has different “personalities”
- ChatGPT-4 is harder to trick or “jailbreak”
- ChatGPT-4 has a longer memory
- GPT-4 works with more languages
1. GPT-4 can see and understand photos
Perhaps the most impressive change to ChatGPT is that it can accept image queries. For example, let’s say you sent it a photo of a yellow iPhone 14.
Then, you can ask questions about the image, such as “what are its features” or “how much does it cost.”
In response, it would list a comprehensive answer to your question. Moreover, it could act as your translator, quickly translating long foreign texts.
You could also take a photo of an entire essay, and it would turn it into text you can copy and paste. GPT-4 can accept, remember, and act on more than 20,000 words.
That means you can take a photo of a scientific journal or an academic paper and immediately receive a summary.
Note that I only mentioned that as an example. Please follow your school’s rules when using this tool.
2. GPT-4 has different “personalities”
Most people don’t want to receive an entire paragraph when asking questions. Sometimes, you may prefer simple and casual answers to queries.
Nowadays, AI researchers are exploring a concept called “steerability,” the ability of artificial intelligence to change its behavior on demand.
ChatGPT founder OpenAI enabled GPT-4 to take advantage of steerability by letting users decide whether the chatbot would answer in a casual or professional tone.
Moreover, you can ask ChatGPT-4 to roleplay. For example, you can ask it to “answer as if you are a person being interviewed for cable news.”
Microsoft invested heavily in OpenAI, so it applied ChatGPT to its Bing search engine weeks ago. Back then, it let people choose conversational styles.
Bing AI also had a secret “celebrity mode” that allowed it to speak like famous people. It turns out that it was already using GPT-4 before its official release!
3. ChatGPT-4 is harder to trick or “jailbreak”
GPT-3.5 had always been able to roleplay, but people exploited that feature to make the AI answer explicit and harmful content.
For example, let us say they want the chatbot to say curse words. ChatGPT’s limitations prevent it from doing so, but it would break those rules to play user-given roles.
In response, OpenAI learned from the malicious prompts and applied their findings to GPT-4 so that it remains compliant with the rules.
4. ChatGPT-4 has a longer memory
ChatGPT cannot remember all your prompts, so it will forget some of them while you’re using the tool. Consequently, it may not remember something you shared a few lines of text ago.
GPT-3.5 can only remember around 8,000 words, or around four to five book pages. In contrast, GPT-4 can keep track of 50 pages of text or roughly 64,000 words.
Remember what I said about feeding it an entire journal via photo? The old version can’t do that, but the new ChatGPT-4 can.
5. GPT-4 works with more languages
OpenAI’s headquarters is in San Francisco, California, so it makes sense for its ChatGPT to focus on English.
Still, it had limited support for other languages. For example, the old and new versions can answer you in Tagalog.
Nowadays, GPT-4 can provide multiple-choice answers for 26 languages, such as Korean and Ukrainian.
OpenAI continues to lead AI chatbot development with the release of GPT-4. Note that it is only available for ChatGPT Plus subscribers.
Fortunately, OpenAI expanded access to customers outside the United States, so you could start using it for $20 monthly.
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