OpenAI CEO Sam Altman has proudly revealed that the widely popular AI chatbot, ChatGPT, now boasts over 100 million weekly active users. This exciting announcement took place during the company’s inaugural developer conference in San Francisco, where they introduced the world to GPT-4 Turbo, a “more potent” and cost-effective iteration of their flagship text-generating AI model, GPT-4. Altman also shared the remarkable statistic that over two million developers are actively engaged with the platform, including more than 92% of Fortune 500 companies.
GPT-4 Turbo Unveiled
At the conference, OpenAI took the wraps off GPT-4 Turbo, a superior version of their renowned text-generating AI model, GPT-4, which boasts increased capabilities while being more budget-friendly. GPT-4 Turbo is available in two versions: one dedicated to text analysis and another that comprehends the context of both text and images.
The text-analyzing model is already in preview through an API that launched on Monday, with OpenAI planning to make both versions generally accessible “in the coming weeks.”
OpenAI also introduced the ‘Assistants API,’ a crucial step towards assisting developers in creating “agent-like experiences” within their applications. Using this API, OpenAI customers can construct an “assistant” with specific instructions, the ability to tap into external knowledge, and the capacity to invoke OpenAI’s generative AI models and tools to perform tasks. The potential use cases are diverse, ranging from a natural language-based data analysis app to a coding assistant or even an AI-driven vacation planner.
Powering the Assistants API is Code Interpreter, OpenAI’s tool that generates and executes Python code in a controlled environment. Launched in March for ChatGPT, Code Interpreter can create graphs, charts, and process files, enabling assistants built with the Assistants API to iteratively solve code and mathematical problems.
A surprise appearance by Microsoft’s CEO, Satya Nadella, during the conference underscored the collaboration between the two tech companies. Nadella emphasized their shared mission to make the benefits of AI accessible to everyone while prioritizing safety.
In response, Altman recognized OpenAI’s strong partnership with Microsoft and stressed the importance of a gradual and iterative approach to address the safety challenges of AI. He envisioned a future where users can simply ask the computer for what they need, and it will seamlessly perform various tasks.
The one-day event brought together 900 developers from around the world, offering previews of new tools and opportunities to exchange ideas. It allowed OpenAI to showcase how developers can effectively integrate OpenAI products into existing applications and entirely new ones while promoting best practices.
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