Release of ChatGPT-4
With the advances in technology, deep learning, and the availability of enough data, Artificial Intelligence is gaining immense popularity all around the globe. Released in 2020, ChatGPT took everyone by storm.
However, recently, in March 2023, OpenAI came up with another AI model- GPT-4. OpenAI claims this model contains “more advanced reasoning skills” and can handle “much more nuanced instructions.” According to OpenAI, it is also way safer than GPT-3.5.
Moreover, with its updated features, Chat GPT-4 is expected to be more creative, aligned, and powerful. Therefore, it will be able to perform tasks that are difficult to achieve with its predecessor ChatGPT. These tasks can include writing screenplays, creating mini-games in one prompt, and custom extensions.
Furthermore, since GPT-4 can process images and text, users can use it to generate hand-made sketches for their websites. In addition, Chat GPT-4 can now process a maximum of 25000 words of text. Also, it now allows users to send website links and inquire about the content of the page.
Even though it only has been a few weeks since the launch of Chat GPT-4, users are expecting further evolution in AI through GPT-5.
Though GPT-4 has proved to gather much attention from users, it still has limitations, making users look forward to an updated version of ChatGPT. One of the many expectations from the new model, GPT-5, is impressive graphic designing skills which are not yet there in Chat GPT-4.
Moreover, we can expect GPT-5 to be equipped with advanced learning skills. With these skills, it would create virtual assistants that could answer questions for students in a human-like way. Also, the advanced features of GPT-5 could help us in many aspects, such as improving language translation services with its improved comprehension skills.
However, Salt Altman, one of the founders of OpenAI, recently revealed that they are not currently training GPT-5. It is said to be released in late 2023. In the meantime, they are more focused on developing upgrades for ChatGPT-4 to boost performance and safety. On social media, Altman also revealed about GPT-5: “It makes a lot fewer mistakes, and it’s a lot less biased.”
Pause on AI Development?
OpenAI and Bill Gates have already warned about the possible risks of artificial intelligence. With more developments in artificial technology, these risks are also increasing.
Recently, Salt Altman talked about a letter published by The Future of Life Institute that has Elon Musk as an external advisor, according to its website. Elon Musk and Steve Wozniak, the co-founder of Apple, along with other DeepMind engineers, signed this letter, calling for a pause on further development in artificial intelligence.
Through the letter, they raised their concerns regarding advancements in language models and called for an immediate pause in “the training of AI systems more powerful than GPT-4.”
Moreover, Bill Gates responded to this letter by highlighting the positive impacts of the development of AI. These included the possible effects it could have on healthcare, education, and climate change.
However, he also pointed out the dangers of AI. He said we need to “establish the rules” related to the use of AI so that the benefits of AI outweigh any of its downsides.
Does the letter call for a ban on any advancements in artificial intelligence? Not really. The letter further explains Elon Musk’s idea by stating that this pause would be “merely a stepping back from the dangerous race to ever-larger unpredictable black-box models with emergent capabilities.”
AI comes with risks around privacy and the creation of other harmful content. This pause would give companies enough time to work on AI’s regulations and confidentiality. It would also provide the public a chance to get used to AI and how it has transformed our lives.