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OpenAI unveils enhanced ChatGPT model, GPT-4o, ahead of Google’s Gemini announcement

OpenAI unveils enhanced ChatGPT model, GPT-4o, ahead of Google's Gemini announcement
By Yagiz Efe Parmaksiz
May 13, 2024 11:06 PM

OpenAI unveils GPT-4o, the latest version of its ChatGPT technology, which promises to transform human-computer interaction

OpenAI unveiled GPT-4o, the most recent version of the highly regarded ChatGPT technology, in a move that promises to completely transform human-computer interaction. Artificial intelligence skills have advanced significantly with the revelation, which Chief Technology Officer Mira Murati shown on Monday at a much-awaited presentation in San Francisco.

GPT-4o promises consumers a seamless experience across several platforms and touts improved performance and efficiency, where the “O” stands for omni. Unlike its predecessors, this version will be free to all users and will be progressively rolled out over the next weeks throughout OpenAI’s product line. The sophisticated capabilities of the tool will be freely available to paid subscribers, though.

A fundamental change in human-AI contact is represented by the addition of speech and video capabilities. Introducing the new speech mode, OpenAI CEO Sam Altman compared it to “AI from the movies.” Drawing on filmic representations like Scarlett Johansson’s character in “Her,” Altman imagined a time where AI interactions seem organic.

Murati and OpenAI developers challenged the augmented chatbot and engaged in conversation to demonstrate the capabilities of GPT-4o in the virtual demo. Remarkably fluid, the AI could translate across languages, read facial emotions, and even solve difficult algebra problems.

Though there had been conjecture about a possible search tool release to compete with Google’s impending Gemini, Altman made it clear that such plans were not in the works. Likewise, Altman emphasized the company’s methodical approach to product development, therefore tempering expectations for the introduction of GPT-5.

The release of GPT-4o emphasizes how fiercely IT behemoths are fighting for supremacy in the AI space. Because of its smart collaboration with Microsoft, OpenAI is now a strong competitor taking on giants in the sector like Google and Meta. But worries about how AI technology will be monetized still exist, especially in view of rising production costs and content rights battles in court.

Source: AFP

Last Updated:  Jun 3, 2024 5:00 PM