The Hype is Real: GPT-4.5 Launch Predictions & What It Means for You!
Learn what the new GPT-4.5 model has in store for us as we try to read between the lines of tweets and rumors from sources close to OpenAI.
Ever since the runaway AI generative chatbot first made a splash on the internet, there's been an outpouring of mysteries and speculations from all corners about how the technology would change the world as we know it today.
In fact, we'd barely come to grips with GPT-4's (released on March 14, 2023) impressive improvements over older models and now find ourselves contemplating what this ‘soon to be rolled out’ GPT-4.5 model would have in store for us.
Validating the Hype for ChatGPT 4.5 Launch
The rumours were started through some posts by users who are trusted to be close to the elites of the AI-generative circles; Jimmy Apples and Futuristflower both hinted at some major updates brewing at the OpenAI and possible GPT-4.5 rollout by the end of December 2023.
Futuristflower talked about 'one big and one small OpenAI thingy waiting for us'. What could they be?
Well, the small thing is said to be delayed due to company dramas, which saw Sam Altman and Greg Brockman fired and then reinstated in their original positions within 4 days.
The 'small thing' could probably be the GPT store, which is expected to roll out in early 2024. Yes, the update was announced publicly not long ago, but we might be in for a few surprises along with it. Another possibility is OpenAI going the open-source route, by unleashing small-scale LLM models into the public domains, something they haven’t done since GPT-2.
The rumoured ‘big thing’ is most likely a GPT-4.5 model that's moving as planned and can be rolled out before the end of Christmas/New Year.
Should The Rumors Be Trusted?
Despite the credibility of the sources, these are still rumours until OpenAI comes out and publicly corroborates them, and judging by their surreptitious record with public announcements, they are least likely to do so. While the next few weeks will dispel this fog of uncertainty, it remains an exciting time in the evolution of AI technology.
Where Do Things Stand Right Now?
As expected, OpenAI has looked to improve the capabilities of its chatbot through successive incremental updates: GPT-3 to GPT-3.5 and then from GPT-4 to the GPT-4 November 2023 update.
The November update saw impressive features like semi-multi-modality via GPT-4 Vision, the much-increased content length(128k tokens), as well as the DALL-E 3 image creation and several Custom GPT rollouts. For the smart device app users, the update opened up the possibility of communicating with ChatGPT via speech-to-text(using Whisper v3); the model itself can respond via text-to-speech, thanks to OpenAI's TTS models.
Challenges & Drawbacks
The flipside of the November 2023 update was that it got too big for its shoes; it seriously impacted ChatGPT's computing capacity, with both Plus and free users reporting errors in model data output streams, a clear lag in performance, and several other inaccuracies. In truth, ChatGPT wasn't expected to withstand this huge influx of traffic. It got its reality check done with some harsh lessons.
It remains to be seen how the new version GPT-4.5 will impact OpenAI's Azure Cloud computing infrastructure. As things stand, the computational capacities of ChatGPT are on the verge of a breakdown.
The strain on the computational resources is the very reason why OpenAI should consider putting brakes on its user limit. In fact, for a brief period, GPT-4 via ChatGPT Plus could only be accessed by users who had already signed up for it; all new sign-ups were put on a waiting list. But as per the latest update, Plus is again open for new subscriptions. Perhaps, GPT-4 has got a computational shot in the arm from some of its technology partners.
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The Battle Heats - Other Contending AI ChatBots
Claude, a chatbot by Anthropic, received its 2.1 update back in November 2023; the main talking points were an increased content length and double-down measures on rooting out false statements.
From those who've had first-hand experience of it, the response isn't at all positive. Perhaps the ‘AI Safety Cops’ at Claude have gone too far in their quest to rule out misinformation, which in the realm of LLM is still a nebulous concept.
It turns out that Claude refuses to solve even the simplest of puzzles if it senses there's a risk of blurting sensitive information. What's more, despite having a 200k token context size, through its 2.1 update, Claude clearly shows signs of struggle. GPT4-Turbo, with its 128k tokens, easily takes the cake in this race of AIs.
Google has been trying to raise the temperature in the AI battle. At the start of December 2023, it released the Gemini update for its AI Chatbot, Bard. This is a multi-modal update and has got a lot of people buzzing with excitement.
There's, however, another major update, Gemini Ultra, waiting in the wings. Google says Gemini-Ultra supersedes GPT-4 in the model benchmarks. Turns out the Gemini demo was faked by Google, something they owned when users started reporting the actual comparison results.
This also raises doubts about all of the claims Google has made about Gemini Ultra’s features and capabilities. The current Gemini Pro version of Bard is disappointing at best across usability, reasoning, and visual interpretation capabilities. So much so that Bard refuses to process pictures that it perceives have people in them.
Along with its inaccurate response, the platform does appear to be straining on its computational capabilities. Suffice to say, there's a lot of catching up to do if Bard's got to compete with ChatGPT.
Looking Ahead: Implications of ChatGPT
The excitement ahead of the new GPT-4.5 release is understandable. ChatGPT is the most popular AI chatbot at the moment, with 180.5 million users. In October 2023, the website witnessed 1.7 billion visitors.
The ripple effects are felt across the corporate world, too, as businesses explore ways avant-garde technology can help improve their operational performance and quality. As a ChatGPT development services provider, we see huge potential for ChatGPT in the following areas:
Improved Customer Service
Whatever the nature of business, the advanced language learning capabilities of ChatGPT make it a great choice to power customer service operations. As an AI assistant, ChatGPT can provide instant and accurate responses to general queries and improve overall customer satisfaction.
Expedia, a popular travel-planning platform, has already integrated ChatGPT into its service and helps users search for their flights, hotels, and travel destinations. Moreover, as an AI assistant, it can quickly create a list of hotels and attractions based on customer preferences to assist in planning.
Improved Workflows & Efficiency
ChatGPT is great at automating repetitive tasks, and that enables it to improve the operational workflows, minus the possibility of errors and mistakes that are usually associated with manual tasks. This is precisely the intersection with AI technology, where humans can benefit the most.
Corporates across the world have witnessed the effect. Through ChatGPT integration, they’ve been able to free employees from mundane and repetitive work; who are then able to concentrate their efforts on higher-value and more creative outcomes.
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