OpenAI GPT-4 has entered the AI arena. The year has been largely dominated by the news of arrivals of AI chatbots, so far as the tech world is concerned. Around the fag end of 2022, we witnessed the begininning of a ‘new world order’ in the techverse. OpenAI’s new chatbot, ChatGPT, announced its thumping arrival on the scene. The world of tech no longer remained the same after that.
Firstly, the debate raged on as the fear resurfaced if these seemingly more powerful AI tools can go on to replace human beings in the near future. However, after the initial euphoria, we realized that even the ChatGPT is a case of hits and misses. It can do a host of routine tasks, which can save time. But it can hardly create a major difference on the overall equation. For, AI lacks critical thinking, imaginative faculty and of course, empathy.
Hence, the content or images produced by these AI tools are devoid of life. They barely speak to us, leaving little room for building any connection. However, that didn’t stop the tech giants around the world from pouncing upon this ‘chance opportunity’ to strike gold.
Salesforce announced that it has sanctioned a whopping $250 million fund for solely investing in artificial intelligence. It also collaborated with OpenAI to create Einstein GPT that combines public and private AI models with CRM data to allow users to ask natural-language prompts (i.e. conversational questions) directly within Salesforce CRM. This new AI tool supposedly results in AI-generated content that goes on to continuously adapt to changing customer information and needs, saving loads of time for users.
It has been reported that Alphabet, Amazon.com and Meta Platforms — all are vehemently trying to make a mark in the world of AI. In addition to all these, OpenAI’s staunch rival, Londen-based Stability AI has launched a massive fundraising drive at a valuation of around $4 billion.
In such a scenario, OpenAI’s move to roll out another new AI chatbot in the form of the GPT-4, holds huge significance. Let’s delve deeper with the story to explore everything in detail.
OpenAI GPT-4: Another Elephant in the Room?
It’s true that ChatGPT has left many people in the tech industry perplexed and some of them are yet to get over a long patch of confusion. To use it or not to use it, that’s not the question. Rather, the question remains, how much attention does these AI chatbots deserve, are they really capable of bringing a major difference.
Taking all aspects into consideration, ChatGPT hasn’t really addressed the deeper questions. Will it be anything different with its latest follow-up — OpenAI GPT-4? We need to wait for a considerable amount of time to answer it with precision, offering the required clarity. It’s still not time.
However, how much trouble can these AI chatbots cause in the tech world? Can they backfire? We have seen certain traits so far. In many cases ChatGPT has produced disastrous results, making it a subject for ridicule. What about the GPT-4 tool? Does it have something starkly opposite in nature in its fate? Again, it’s still not time but we can have a slice of it.
OpenAI claims that GPT-4 is ‘the latest milestone in OpenAI’s effort in scaling up deep learning.’ To be precise, the OpenAI GPT-4 is basically 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.’
OpenAI has claimed that its GPT-4 chatbot passes a simulated bar exam with a score around the top 10% of test takers; in which, GPT-3.5’s score was around the bottom 10%. The AI giant is reported to have spent almost 6 months ‘iteratively aligning GPT-4 using lessons from our [their] adversarial testing program as well as ChatGPT, resulting in our [their] best-ever results (though far from perfect) on factuality, steerability, and refusing to go outside of guardrails.’
OpenAI is going to prepare the image input capability of the GPT-4 tool for wider availability, by collaborating closely with a single partner, which happens to be ‘be my eyes’. It goes without saying that if it becomes a success, it will cause trouble to its arch-rival Stability AI’s Stable Diffusion.
OpenAI claims that the new GTP-4 chatbot has come out with flying colors as they tested with the most recent publicly-available tests (in the case of the Olympiads and AP free response questions) or by purchasing 2022–2023 editions of practice exams.
OpenAI further claims that this new chatbot ‘considerably outperforms existing large language models, alongside most state-of-the-art (SOTA) models which may include benchmark-specific crafting or additional training protocols.’
However, it needs to be seen how the OpenAI GTP-4 fares with the passage of time and if it manages to turn out to be a game-changer as intense music starts playing in the background of the AI ring.
Stay tuned. For, we will get back to you soon with more exclusive updates on AI, along with interesting stories from the world of tech.