After months of rumors and speculation, OpenAI has announced GPT-4: the latest in its line of AI language models that power applications like ChatGPT and the new Bing.
The company claims the model is “more creative and collaborative than ever before,” and “can solve difficult problems with greater accuracy, thanks to its broader general knowledge and problem solving abilities.” It can also parse both text and image inputs, though can only respond via text.
OpenAI says it’s already partnered with a number of companies to integrate GPT-4 into their products, including Duolingo, Stripe, and Khan Academy. The new model is available to the general public via ChatGPT Plus, OpenAI’s $20 a month ChatGPT subscription, and is powering Microsoft’s Bing chatbot. It will also eventually be accessible as an API for developers to build on. (There is a waitlist for access here.)
In a research blog post, OpenAI said the distinction between GPT-4 and its predecessor GPT-3.5 is “subtle” in casual conversation (GPT-3.5 is the model that powers ChatGPT). OpenAI CEO Sam Altman tweeted that GPT-4 “is still flawed, still limited, and it still seems more impressive on first use than it does after you spend more time with it.”