OpenAI Releases Updated GPT-4 Turbo with Enhanced Capabilities

OpenAI has recently launched an updated version of its GPT-4 Turbo, enhancing the capabilities of the already sophisticated ChatGPT.

by Faruk Imamovic
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OpenAI Releases Updated GPT-4 Turbo with Enhanced Capabilities
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OpenAI has recently launched an updated version of its GPT-4 Turbo, enhancing the capabilities of the already sophisticated ChatGPT. This latest iteration introduces improvements across several domains including writing, mathematical computations, logical reasoning, and coding, effectively setting a new benchmark for conversational AI.

Enhancements and Accessibility

The new "gpt-4-turbo-2024-04-09" is now accessible to users subscribed to OpenAI's premium plans, such as ChatGPT Plus, Team, or Enterprise. This update not only brings more natural interaction capabilities to the table but also extends the AI's knowledge base up to December 2023.

Previously, the model was limited to data only until April 2023. According to OpenAI, "When writing with ChatGPT [with the new GPT-4 Turbo], responses will be more direct, less verbose and use more conversational language." This adjustment is aimed at making AI interactions feel more human-like, reflecting the company's ongoing commitment to improving user experience.

Linguistic Controversies and the AI-Writers' Dilemma

However, as AI becomes more adept at mimicking human writing styles, concerns about the erosion of unique writer identities persist. A recent incident highlighted by Paul Graham, co-founder of Y Combinator, pointed out the potential pitfalls.

Graham noted that the use of the word "delve" in an email might indicate AI assistance, suggesting that certain words could trigger suspicions of AI authorship. This assertion sparked a broader discussion on how English is used differently across the globe.

Many Africans, particularly Nigerians, have countered Graham's claim by highlighting that "delve" is frequently used in their everyday vocabulary. This debate underscores the cultural diversity in language use and raises concerns about the impact of AI on writers for whom English is a second language.

Moreover, with the launch of new features like GPT-4 Turbo with Vision, which incorporates image understanding, OpenAI continues to push the boundaries of what AI can do. The recent elimination of account creation requirements for using ChatGPT-3.5 marks another step towards democratizing AI technology, although it restricts users from saving their interaction histories.

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