Welcome to another edition of the newsletter! This week has been a whirlwind of AI innovations and announcements from Open AI, Google, and other players. The most significant announcement is the rollout of GPT-4, the next version of GPT-3, which is currently powering ChatGPT.
The pace of innovation and shipping in AI is so fast that it’s hard to keep up! In this edition, I’ll give you a sneak peek of the AI announcements and their impact. So, let’s dive in!💻🤖
🤔 GPT-4 and how different is it from GPT-3?
GPT-4 is the next major release from the Open AI stable after GPT-3 (ChatGPT). If you thought GPT-3 was crazy, GPT-4 is on a different level. Let's first understand the differences between GPT-3 and GPT-4. (By GPT-3, I mean the current version that is powering ChatGPT free public version.)
The main differences between GPT-3 and GPT-4 are:
- It can understand images. You can provide visual input and ask questions or get responses. For example, you can provide a wireframe on a napkin and ask the system to provide a fully functioning website.
- It has a much bigger memory around 50 pages of text. It can also take a larger prompt of upto 25000 words.
- It is multilingual and can answer queries in different languages. (But I guess this capability is still nascent and can improve over time.)
- It is safer: It is 82% less likely to respond to requests for disallowed content. It is 40% more likely to produce factual responses than GPT-3.
The best part about GPT-4 is its adaptability. You can steer the AI towards a particular tone or style with suitable prompts. For example, you can ask it to write in a Shakespearean tone or write lyrics in the style of your favourite songwriter.
👇 Accessing GPT-4
The difference in the rollout of GPT-4 was that Open AI was working with many companies on different products, and those announcements are also here. While I am not sure how much free access to GPT-4 like ChatGPT will be given, I anticipate a lot of OpenAI products to roll out.
To access GPT-4 and play around with it, you will need to upgrade to ChatGPT Plus, which costs $20 per month. If you would like to test out the GPT-4 model yourself, the easiest way is through the new Bing powered by Microsoft.
Try some prompts on GPT-3(ChatGPT) and GPT-4(Bing) and see the difference in the output for yourself
🦾 GPT-4's accomplishments
- GPT-4 scored higher on the bar exam compared to GPT-3. (GPT-3 was at the 10 percentile, while GPT-4 was at 90.) It can scan your complete code and report the various bugs and errors.
- Stripe started using GPT-4 in January to make things easier and faster for its users. One of the things they made is GPT-powered Stripe Docs. This makes Stripe’s documentation better by letting developers ask questions in their own words to GPT-4. GPT-4 will answer by giving a short summary or a specific detail from the documentation. This helps developers save time and focus on building.
- Duolingo Max - a new subscription layer has been built for the language learning app, Duolingo, which uses the GPT-4 capabilities to explain answers better and also to enable roleplay.
- Khan academy is rolling out a chatbot in partnership with OpenAI to act as a tutor for students and an assistant for teachers.
- Intercom is building a chatbot powered by GPT-4 for customer support. You can give your documentation as input, and the chatbot will resolve the queries. It can ask clarifying questions and pass on tricky questions to your human agents.
🧐 AI Innovations you missed
With all the noise centred around GPT-4, a few other announcements were missed. The major announcement was by Google, where they announced Generative AI capabilities for the GSuite apps.
Smart AI will be enabled in Docs and Gmail to help you start writing. You can use it for any writing. For example, if you need to write a job description or a birthday party invitation, Workspace will write the first version for you. You can work with your AI partner to improve it and get more ideas if needed.
You might want to sound more formal in an email or more clear in a summary. They have added new innovative AI features to help you change your writing for these situations and many more. And if you want to have some fun with AI, you can try the “I’m feeling lucky” option in Gmail. These features will be rolled out soon for the users using Google suite for the office. To keep up, Microsoft too announced a Microsoft 365 Copilot, which works with the office apps and outlook email in similar manner.
In other news, Anthropic (a competitor to Open AI, which Google has invested in) has opened its AI system, Claude, to the public.
And, last but not the least, Growthschool ♥️ OpenAI. Something cool is coming soon.
Tool of the Day
Poe is a new product from the founders of Quora. With Poe, you can get access to multiple AI models like Sage, Claude, ChatGPT and ask them your queries. Instead of multiple tabs, you can test which model is giving a good answer for your query and further refine it.