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GPT-4: The Revolutionary AI Language Model That's Changing the Game

by Radically Digital

The world of AI language models is buzzing with excitement over the release of GPT-4, the latest natural language processing model from OpenAI. The applications of this advanced natural language processing (NLP) model are still being explored by the global community, but here's what we at Radically Digital know so far.

The Pro's

GPT-4 is a game-changer in many ways. Its significantly faster response time makes it an ideal tool for time-sensitive applications, while its improved accuracy rate provides more concise and accurate responses. This powerful AI language model can handle advanced applications of NLP in various fields, including chatbots, machine translation, and text summarization. What's truly remarkable about GPT-4 is its ability to work with images, opening up new possibilities for AI-generated content.

One of the most significant upgrades to GPT-4 is its enhanced sense of ethics compared to its predecessor, GPT-3.5. This advancement is a step towards making AI language models more responsible and accountable for the content they generate.

The Con's

While GPT-4 has its pros, it's not without its cons. Although it has shown remarkable improvements in many areas, it still does not perform as well in English literature standardised tests. Also, while it is less prone to incorrect answers, it still has a margin of error that users must keep in mind. Furthermore, GPT-4 may sometimes produce inconsistent responses, which could make it challenging to rely on for certain tasks.

Another potential downside is that GPT-4 will initially only be available at a premium through ChatGPT Plus at $20 per month, limiting access to this technology for those without the resources to pay for it.

Overall take

Despite its recent launch, GPT-4 has already demonstrated numerous applications that are either an upgrade from previous versions or introduce new capabilities not previously thought possible. For example, GPT-4 can diagnose patients, write working source code, play chess, create images from text descriptions, and even generate a working website from an image.

While GPT-4 has enormous potential, we believe it's essential to acknowledge its limitations. However, we remain optimistic about the future of AI language models and the possibilities that GPT-4 brings to the table.

Google and Microsoft approach

Whilst everyone is getting their head around GPT-4 and what 500x the number of parameters truly means, Google also just announced a suite of generative AI features for G-Suite. It’s worth noting Google controls over 50% of the office productivity market globally. The new AI features include the ability to draft, reply, summarise, and prioritise messages in Gmail. Brainstorm, write, rewrite, and edit in Docs, and create auto-generated images, audio, & video in Slides.

We also saw the recent release of Microsoft 365 Copilot, which will enable major changes in the way we work. With ChatGPT now integrated into the suite, users will have access to a wide range of AI-powered tools, from teaching someone how to use Excel to drafting follow-up emails on your behalf. Microsoft has also launched a Business Chat, which offers a customised version of ChatGPT based on individual business data. This marks the start of a new era of working, in which ChatGPT will be deeply ingrained into our daily work routines, making them more efficient and streamlined.

Looking forward

In conclusion, GPT-4 is a game-changer in the world of AI language models. With its impressive advancements in accuracy, speed, and ethics, it opens up new possibilities for AI-generated content in fields such as chatbots, machine translation, and text summarisation. Despite some limitations, its capabilities are already being explored for applications such as diagnosing patients, generating working websites from text descriptions, and creating images from text. As we continue to discover its potential, it is expected to revolutionise the world of AI language models. With Google's Bard and talk of GPT-5 on the horizon, the future of AI language models is looking brighter than ever.