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ChatGPT: OpenAI introduces GPT-4 | CTV News

Nearly four months after OpenAI stunned the tech industry with ChatGPT, the company is releasing its next-generation version of the technology that powers the viral chatbot tool.

In a blog post on Tuesday, OpenAI introduced GPT-4, which the company says is capable of performing well on a variety of standardized tests and is also less likely to “go off guard” with its responses, as some users have experienced in the past. : .

OpenAI said the updated technology passed a standardized law school bar exam with scores in the top 10% of test takers. by contrast, the previous version, GPT-3.5, scored in the bottom 10%. The GPT-4 can also read, parse or generate up to 25,000 words of text and write code in all major programming languages, according to the company.

OpenAI described the update as the “last resort” for the company. While it’s still “less capable” than humans in many real-world scenarios, it exhibits “human-level performance on a variety of professional and academic benchmarks,” according to the company.

GPT-4 is the latest version of OpenAI’s verbatim model, which is trained on massive amounts of online data to generate powerful responses to user prompts. The updated version, now available via a waiting list, is already making its way into some third-party products, including Microsoft’s AI-powered Bing.

“We’re pleased to confirm that the new Bing works with GPT-4, which we’ve adapted for search,” Microsoft said Tuesday. “If you’ve used the new Bing preview anytime in the last five weeks, you’ve already experienced an early version of this powerful model.”

While ChatGPT has impressed many users since its launch in November 2022 with its ability to generate original essays, stories and song lyrics in response to user prompts, it has also raised some concerns. AI chatbots, including tools from Microsoft and Google, have come under fire in recent weeks for being emotionally reactive, making factual errors and engaging in outright “hallucinations,” as the industry calls them.

GPT-4 has the same limitations as earlier GPT models. “It’s still flawed, it’s still limited, and it still feels more impressive on first use than after you spend more time with it,” OpenAI CEO Sam Altman tweeted Tuesday. announcing the update.

But there are noticeable improvements, he said. “It is more creative than previous models, hallucinates significantly less, and is less biased,” he wrote.

Still, the company says, “great care should be taken when using language model results, especially in high-stakes contexts.”

The news comes two weeks after OpenAI announced it was opening access to its ChatGPT tool to third-party businesses, paving the way for the chatbot to be integrated into multiple apps and services.

Instacart, Snap and Tutor App Quizlet are among the early partners experimenting with the tool. In January, Microsoft confirmed it was investing “multi-billion dollars” in OpenAI and has since rolled out the technology to some of its products, including its search engine Bing.

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