I haven’t used it yet, but the reports are impressive.. It can (unlike its predecessor, chatGPT) deal with images. It produced a multi paragraph description of a photo from the Hubble telescope.
GPT-4 just keeps racking up successes. It passed the US Uniform Bar Exam and scored in the top 10%. Most recently it designed a programming language that looks like a mix of typescript and Python. It expertly explained and justified its design decisions and gave examples.
Even chatGPT (GPT 3.5) is no slouch. It invented a sudoku-like game, implemented it, and called it “sumplete”. The GPTs can even do poetry, I asked it to write a haiku about the binomial theorem. On the first try it produced
I was going to say I was just as flabbergasted as anyone else, but that’s not true. Not everyone is flabbergasted or even gasted … there’s a whole crowd of naysayers trying to diminish the GPT successes.
They found out that some obscure person on the internet had already invented Sumplete, calling it Summer. And they point out that there is plenty of online documentation for Typescript and Python. Even Chomsky got into the act. He’s probably disappointed that formal grammars don’t play a big role in the latest AI advances.