ChatGPT developer OpenAI just launched its latest artificial intelligence (AI) model “GPT-4”, which claimed to be an “improvement” over its forerunner GPT-3.5.Unlike ChatGPT, the new and advanced generative AI system can process and respond to images, such as replying to recipe suggestions, photos of ingredients and writing specific captions for the user.
“GPT-4 is a large multimodal model (accepting image and text inputs, emitting text outputs) that, while less capable than humans in many real-world scenarios, exhibits human-level performance on various professional and academic benchmarks,” the company explains.
The new model can also process up to eight times the number of words (around 25,000 words) ChatGPT can handle.
The AI company said It took six months “iteratively aligning” GPT-4's safety features and refine it to give human-like responses. However, similar to its predecessor, the new generative AI bot is still prone to going rogue, “hallucinating” and making factually incorrect statements.
GPT-4 will be available to paying subscribers of ChatGPT Plus, who avail of the premium service for $20 per month.
On the other hand, developers interested in using it as an API will have to sign up for the waitlist for the meantime.
Several companies have already hopped on the bandwagon and adopted the highly-anticipated AI technology. Last January, Microsoft entered its third phase of investments with OpenAI, putting in $10 billion into the company and its technology.
Now, the company confirmed that GPT-4 is being used to power its Bing Chat, the AI-powered version of Microsoft’s search engine platform.