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AI and chatGPT just get much better. Here's what you need to know

Joris De Groot

Written on 12 Nov 2023

Joris De Groot
Sam Altman

As the multinational and billion-dollar company that OpenAI already is, it hosted its first dev days event. Although the word "open" in the company name may already be taken with a grain of salt, the progress is truly impressive.

Top executive Sam Altman presented the latest updates in full Apple style. And there are a lot of them. Here are the key takeaways. (spoiler alert, the biggest update is the latest)

GPT-4 Turbo is more powerful and cheaper

GPT-4 Turbo is more powerful and a lot cheaper. Input tokens cost 3 times less and output tokens half. Practical use would be about 2.75 times cheaper for most customers.

The context window of a large language model (LLM) is a measure of how long the memory of the conversation lasts. If a model has a context window of 4,000 tokens (about 3,000 words), then everything in the chat beyond 4,000 tokens ago is ignored and answers may become less accurate or even contradict previous answers. This new version now allows 128k context length, which makes the "awareness" of the model a lot wider. This ensures that conversations are remembered longer.

Along with the times

One of most heard comments when using ChatGPT and its GPT models, is that the data on which the model was trained was from 2021. That made it outdated in many cases, so many use cases proved unhelpful.

GPT-4 Turbo is based on data up to April 2023, which is a serious leap in time.

Images and voice

GPT-4 Turbo now accepts images as input parameters. It can analyze the images, classify them and generate descriptions.

The text-to-speech model allows you to have voice voices read text that sounds (eerily) real. If you don't believe us, feel free to listen for yourself. We'll wait. There are 8 different voices that can be used.

At first glance, this doesn't seem like such a groundbreaking feature, but it makes interacting with your AI assistant back more approachable and natural. Combined with Whisper V3, the voice recognition software, you can build powerful interactions with it.

Protection against copyright claims

By introducing a Copyright Shield, OpenAI guarantees that users of GPT Enterprise and its API, will be protected from copyright claims. Sam's exact words were "defend our customers" and "pay the costs incurred." I wonder if that will actually play out like it should...

2: Partnership with Microsoft

Satya Nadella, the CEO of Microsoft was briefly asked on stage, followed mainly by a free promo talk. In any case, the partnership between the two companies is paying off for both of them. Thorough AI integration into Microsoft's services is happening at lightning speed and is delivering noticeable benefits to Microsoft customers. Microsoft's Azure infrastructure, which houses OpenAI, has grown and changed dramatically with it, making Microsoft literally fundamentally ready for the AI revolution.

OpenAI itself benefits from massive user feedback and only accelerates its progress with it.

Open AI en Microsoft

3: GPT's: an AI-assisant app store

ChatGPT's interactive interface has been updated. There are some smaller, practical updates, but the news of the day was the app store , pardon me; GPT store.

The examples of Canva and Zapier already gave us a hint. Just about anyone can now create a GPT app through a specific interface, which is immediately deployable. As the creator of a GPT, you will be paid a share of the profits.

The GPT interface is capable of converting your instructions into code and calculations, which can then be incorporated into the AI assistant. Wanderlust's site was taken as an example and was again - impressive.

Opening up a GPT store to both creators and buyers, will famously broaden and accelerate the adoption of ChatGPT and GPT in general.


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