OpenAI, a technology company known for its ChatGPT, announced that they have created the latest version of their artificial intelligence software. Its name is GPT-4, software that “can solve difficult problems with high accuracy, thanks to its general knowledge and broader problem-solving capabilities,” said OpenAI in an announcement on their website.
In a demonstration video, Greg Brockman, president of OpenAI, shows how this technology can be trained to quickly answer tax-related questions, such as calculating standard deductions and total tax liability for married couples.
“This model is very good at mental math,” he says. “This model has broad capabilities that are very flexible.”
And in a separate video posted online by the company, they say that GPT-4 has a variety of capabilities previous iterations of the technology lacked, including the ability to “think” based on images uploaded by users.
“GPT-4 is a large multimodal model (accepts image and text input, outputs text output) that, while less capable than humans in many real-world scenarios, demonstrates human-equivalent performance on a variety of professional and academic benchmarks,” writes OpenAI on the website. they.
Andrej Karpathy, an OpenAI employee, tweeted that the feature means AI can “see”.
This new technology is not available for free, at least for a while. OpenAI says people can try GPT-4 through their subscription service, ChatGPT Plus, which costs $20 per month.
OpenAI and its ChatGPT chatbot have shaken up the tech world and made many people outside the industry realize the possibilities of AI software, partly through the company’s partnership with Microsoft and its search engine, Bing.
But the speed of OpenAI’s release is also cause for concern, as the technology is untested, forcing sudden changes in fields ranging from education to the arts. The rapid public development of ChatGPT and other generative AI programs has prompted some ethicists and industry leaders to call for safeguards on the technology.
Sam Altman, CEO of OpenAI, tweeted Monday that “we definitely need more regulation on ai.”
The company describes the capabilities of GPT-4 in a series of examples on its website: the ability to solve problems, such as scheduling a meeting between three busy people; scoring high on a test, such as the bar uniform exam; and learn the user’s creative writing style. But the company also acknowledges limitations, such as social bias and the “hallucination” that it knows more than it actually does.
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