ChatGPT 2.0: Creator of AI bot that took world by storm launches even more powerful version called ‘GPT4’ — and admits it’s so advanced it could ‘harm society’
- ChatGPT’s new version can understand images and draws on more online data
- It can pass law exams with results in the top 90% – huge jump on its earlier model
- But fears it will still have inherent biases like its predecessor
OpenAI, the creator of the wildly popular ChatGPT, has launched a new and even more powerful AI bot, GPT-4 — and admits it’s so advanced it could be ‘harmful’.
The bot can now accept inputs in the form of images as well as text, but still outputs its answers in text, meaning it can offer detailed descriptions of images.
If asked, ‘What’s funny about this image?’ GPT-4 will reply. Among other things, it can instantly calculate people’s tax liability and can pass the Uniform Bar Exam.
OpenAI said in a blog post: ‘We’ve created GPT-4, the latest milestone in OpenAI’s effort in scaling up deep learning.
‘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.
Open AI , the creator of the wildly popular ChatGPT , has launched a new and even more powerful AI bot, GPT-4 — and admits it’s so advanced it could be ‘harmful’
The company warned that the model is still prone to ‘hallucinating’ inaccurate facts – and can be persuaded to output false or harmful content.
It can now pass the legal exams with results in the top 10 pecent (GPT-3, which previously powered ChatGPT, could pass the exams, but with results in the bottom 10 percent).
GPT-4 is available now to subscribers via ChatGPT: free users will still experience the older GPT-3.5.
It’s also powering Microsoft’s Bing chatbot (and the company revealed that it has been doing so for six weeks).
Microsoft’s head of consumer marketing Yusuf Mehdi said: ‘We are happy to confirm that the new Bing is running on GPT-4, customized for search.
‘If you’ve used the new Bing in preview at any time in the last six weeks, you’ve already had an early look at the power of OpenAI’s latest model.’
The company says that GPT-4 is being integrated into other products from companies such as Duolingo and Stripe.
OpenAI said, ‘GPT-4 and successor models have the potential to significantly influence society in both beneficial and harmful ways.
ChatGPT can achieve impressive exam results (OpenAI)
‘We are collaborating with external researchers to improve how we understand and assess potential impacts, as well as to build evaluations for dangerous capabilities that may emerge in future systems.’
The ability to accept images means that users can now prompt ChatGPT with screenshots and other media.
Speaking this week at SXSW, OpenAI cofounder said that fears of AI tools taking people’s jobs were overblown – and that AI would free up humans to focus on important work.
Brockman said, ‘The most important thing is going to be these higher level skills — judgement, and knowing when to dig into the details.
‘I think that the real story here, in my mind, is amplification of what humans can do.’
According to analytics firm SimilarWeb, ChatGPT averaged 13 million users per day in January, making it the fastest-growing internet app of all time.
It took TikTok about nine months after its global launch to reach 100 million users, and Instagram more than two years.
OpenAI, a private company backed by Microsoft Corp, made ChatGPT available to the public for free in late November.
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