With each passing day, we are inching closer towards a world where artificial intelligence is ubiquitous.
It’s not just about making our lives easier anymore. The aim now is to amplify what everyone is able to do, and to add as much value to everyday life as possible.
For the uninitiated, GPT-4 is the latest version of the famous language model, GPT (Generative Pre-trained Transformer). It’s the brainchild of OpenAI, the AI research organization co-founded by the likes of Elon Musk, Sam Altman, and others. And boy, does it promise to be a game-changer!
Alignment & steerability
GPT-4 improves on GPT-3 by improving model “alignment,” making it more truthful and generating less offensive or dangerous output. It also improves “steerability,” which is the ability to change its behavior according to user requests. One major change is that GPT-4 can use image inputs (research preview only; not yet available to the public) and text. Users can specify any vision or language task by entering interspersed text and images.
GPT-4 in Education
Let’s start with a real human need, shall we? Education. Imagine giving anyone a tutor with unlimited time and patience (a tutor which never gets angry!). Well, that’s where GPT-4 comes in. It’s touted to be the most advanced AI language model to date, and the #1 field where it can prove useful is education. GPT-4 can generate personalized content, answer questions, and provide feedback to students, all in real-time. And if that’s not enough, it can even adapt to the student’s learning style and pace. Talk about a dream tutor!
3 key advancements of GPT-4 vs GPT-3(.5)
But that’s not all. GPT-4 boasts of three key advances over its predecessors, GPT-3 and GPT-3.5 (ChatGPT). Let’s dive into them, shall we?
The next-gen GPT-4 is flexing its creative muscles like never before! This baby can rock your world by co-creating masterpieces with you, be it soulful songs, captivating screenplays, or even adapting to your unique writing style. If you’re struggling to come up with a catchy jingle for your brand, or if you need help with the opening scene of your movie, GPT-4 has got your back.
Longer Context & Output
Secondly, GPT-4 is capable of handling over 25,000 words of text, allowing for use cases like long-form content creation, extended conversations, and document search and analysis. So, if you’re a writer who’s trying to pen down the next Great American Novel, or if you’re a researcher who needs to sift through countless pages of data, GPT-4 can make your life a whole lot easier.
And lastly, GPT-4 can accept images as inputs and generate captions, classifications, and analyses. This opens up a whole new world of possibilities, especially in fields like medicine, where doctors could use images to help them diagnose diseases, or in the fashion industry, where designers could use images to come up with new collections.
GPT-4 isn’t just playing the label game, it’s got a logical side too! It can predict the consequences of your actions based on what it sees in an image.. For instance, if you cut the rope attached to a bunch of balloons, the AI will be able to say that those balloons will fly away. Pretty impressive.
Performance of GPT-4 vs its predecessors
OpenAI evaluated GPT-4’s performance by simulating exams designed for humans, such as the Uniform Bar Examination and LSAT for lawyers, and the SAT for university admission. The results showed that GPT-4 achieved human-level performance on various professional and academic benchmarks. OpenAI also evaluated GPT-4 on traditional benchmarks designed for machine learning models, where it outperformed existing large language models and most state-of-the-art models.
GPT-4’s more grounded results indicate significant progress in OpenAI’s effort to develop AI models with increasingly advanced capabilities. Its improved performance in factual correctness, steerability, and adherence to guardrails will be useful for a wide range of applications, including language translation, content generation, and code generation. GPT-4’s ability to use image inputs and achieve human-level performance on professional and academic benchmarks makes it a major advancement over GPT-3.
GPT-4, The All-Round Amplifier
All in all, GPT-4 promises to be a significant step forward in the world of AI. It’s not just about making our lives easier anymore, it’s about creating a future where technology can help us achieve our full potential. And who knows, maybe one day, we’ll be thanking GPT-4 for helping us become the best version of ourselves.
25 Tasks that GPT-4 can achieve
- Serve as a personalized tutor for students
- Generate personalized content
- Answer questions in real-time
- Provide feedback to students
- Adapt to a student’s learning style and pace
- Collaborate with users on creative and technical writing tasks
- Compose songs
- Write screenplays
- Learn a user’s writing style
- Handle over 25,000 words of text
- Create long-form content
- Conduct extended conversations
- Conduct document search and analysis
- Accept images as inputs
- Generate captions for images
- Classify images
- Analyze images
- Diagnose diseases through medical images
- Help designers come up with new collections through image analysis
- Assist in legal document analysis
- Provide personalized recommendations for online shopping
- Generate personalized workout and meal plans
- Help with financial analysis and forecasting
- Assist in scientific research
- Generate personalized news articles.
Apps & prompts from the early adopters of GPT-4
One of the trending tweets is about asking GPT-4 to come up with a great idea to make as much money as possible with $100 (which, for obvious reasons, is one of the top search queries on Google).
Looks like GPT-4 is now moonlighting as a personal movie consultant! One savvy user asked it to whip up an iPhone app that recommends five new flicks each day, complete with trailers and streaming info.
Be My Eyes created a virtual assistant for visually impaired people, leveraging the brand new visual input capability of GPT-4.