We are going to explain what GPT-4 is and what you can do with it, so that you can understand how it works. It is the new version of one of the most advanced autoregressive language models available, famous for being the heart of ChatGPT or Bing Chat.
We are going to start the article by explaining what exactly this system is, so that you can differentiate it from ChatGPT and know how it fits into it. Then, we will go on to tell you what you can do with it and what are its main differences with the previous version.
What is GPT-4
There are artificial intelligence systems that are able to have a conversation with you, to respond to you in a natural way and to perform tasks you ask it to do, from giving you information about a topic to writing an essay or a poem about it, as well as other tasks. In these types of systems, ChatGPT is by far one of the most popular.
But ChatGPT is just the program, the interface in chat format to which you send your requests. At its heart, or rather, its brain is the GPT AI language model, developed by the company OpenAI. And GPT is a model that is constantly evolving, and each new version brings incredible improvements.
GPT is a system that has been trained to have conversations with anyone, in any language you write to it. Its algorithms analyze the words you type, understand their order, their meaning and interpret what you want to say, and then generate a response based on the information it has been trained with.
Each new version of GPT improves the answers it gives, making them more accurate and complete. And all this is expressed in a natural way, in some contexts even difficult to differentiate from what a human being would write to you.
GPT-4 is currently the latest version of GPT, which was launched on March 14, 2023. About this new system. OpenAI claims that it is much more creative and collaborative than its predecessors, and that it can solve difficult problems with greater accuracy, as they have continued to train it to have a broader general knowledge than its predecessor.
How GPT-4 works
To begin with, these models are trained intensively with a large amount of data. Data is collected from all over the Internet, and given to training algorithms so that this language system learns to understand the things we tell it, has within itself the information with the answers, and manages to generate written responses that are natural.
Inside this model we find the Transformer architecture, a processing technique presented by Google in 2017. It works through layers, with which it converts each word into numerical vectors that can then be mathematically processed by a neural network.
Let's say, what this technology does is to take our written language and convert it into the numerical language that can be "understood" by artificial intelligence. In addition to these layers, GPT models also work with a large number of parameters, which are used for its automatic learning process.
In addition to this, this artificial intelligence model uses the Azure cloud framework, so it has been trained using this network of Microsoft computers, and runs from this same infrastructure. In addition, the huge network of supercomputers used for training also had thousands of NVIDIA A100 chips.
How you can use GPT-4
As we have learned, Bing Chat runs on GPT-4, although there were also many rumors pointing to the fact that it could run on a GPT-3.5. In any case, it is this Bing Chat that offers you the free way in which you can use the enhancements of this system.
Otherwise, the other way you can use GPT-4 is by paying for the ChatGPT Plus subscription, which is the paid version of ChatGPT, albeit with limited access for a while until the company scales up its server capacity. The free version of ChatGPT will continue to use GPT-3.5 for the time being, so it will be a bit worse in terms of its capabilities.
Besides this, if you want to experiment with the API of this AI language model or implement it elsewhere, you can sign up for a waitlist to be one of the first to have access to the model.
What you can do with this AI model
When you use a chat system with this artificial intelligence language model, you will have many functions at your disposal. With systems like ChatGPT you can do many things, such as asking it to explain anything, concept or event. The AI will look through the data with which it has been trained, and then it will generate an answer for you.
You can ask it to generate texts, and you can set a maximum or minimum number of characters and words, and you can even ask it to do so in specific languages or intonations. By proxy, you can even ask it to do text translations for you.
You can also ask him to write texts in specific ways or with specific templates. For example, you can ask him to make you a script for TikTok or YouTube in which you explain something, to write you a tweet or a tooth on a topic that interests you, or even to write it in Andalusian to acquire localisms, or to do it with specific tones.
It also works to generate lines of code to perform certain tasks, specification sheets, comparatives, poems, jokes, to explain things to you as a 5 year old child... anything related to language. It can also create games, define concepts, anything you can think of.
The difference is that GPT-4 will give you much more complete answers, with more detail and richness, and with more updated data than the previous version. It does practically the same, but always better, with more quality and creativity when writing, and faster.
In addition, this new version has a great novelty, which is its ability to understand images as well as text. With this, you will be able to send images and use them to communicate, making requests to identify objects or questions related to the content of the images.
GPT-4 can also act as a teacher by encouraging you to learn better and giving you hints, it can pass tests that detect machines versus humans, and it can even discover new medicines. It programs better than ever, can make puns, and much more, though it still makes mistakes and is not yet perfect.