OpenAI introduced its new customized chatbot options at its first ever developer convention, OpenAI DevDay, in San Francisco. “You’ll be able to construct a GPT—a personalized model of ChatGPT—for nearly something,” Sam Altman, OpenAI’s CEO, mentioned on the occasion. “As a result of they mix directions, expanded information, and actions, they are often extra useful to you.”
The corporate mentioned in the present day that greater than 2 million builders and over 92 % of Fortune 500 firms are utilizing its APIs, which offer entry to ChatGPT or the underlying text- and image-generating know-how indirectly. OpenAI says ChatGPT now has round 100 million weekly lively customers. “A few 12 months in the past, we shipped ChatGPT as a low-key analysis preview—and that went fairly nicely,” Altman mentioned. “OpenAI is probably the most superior and widely-used AI platform on the earth now.”
Within the 12 months since ChatGPT was launched, the bot has nearly upended the tech trade. Google and different Huge Tech firms have reorganized their operations to concentrate on constructing comparable AI instruments. Dozens of well-funded startups now provide different AI fashions. And governments have felt compelled to make moves aimed at mitigating misuse of highly effective fashions. The brand new customized chatbots might see OpenAI bounce forward of its AI rivals as soon as extra, in the event that they change into in style.
Kanjun Qiu, CEO of Imbue, a startup creating safer, extra succesful AI brokers, says OpenAI’s transfer is sensible as a result of for chatbots to be extra highly effective they’ve to have the ability to take motion. However as a result of present AI fashions have restricted powers of reasoning, there are various duties they can not carry out and so they do not work reliably with out human oversight. “We’ll get nearer to ‘true’ brokers once we make progress on each,” she says.
Silen Naihin, a developer who beforehand labored on Auto-GPT, an open supply AI brokers mission, and now leads a startup known as Stackwise, says OpenAI’s bulletins will assist it hold a step forward of startups making an attempt to construct extra highly effective chatbots. But when GPTs take off, they might find yourself competing with a few of OpenAI’s personal clients, like startups constructing easy instruments on high of its know-how.
OpenAI in the present day additionally introduced a brand new model of its strongest text-generation mannequin, known as GPT-4 Turbo, which incorporates newer data from as much as April 2023. ChatGPT might beforehand draw on data from solely as much as 2021, as a result of that’s when the information used to coach the underlying AI mannequin was collected. An improve in September allowed ChatGPT to entry some newer data by looking the net.