GPT-4 release date and more: Everything we know

Onur Demirkol
Mar 13, 2023
Updated • Mar 14, 2023

Microsoft Germany's CTO has announced that the GPT-4 release date is imminent, as close as next week, and is expected to be a multi-modal LLM, unlike GPT-3.5.

Lately, ChatGPT has been one of the most popular topics on the internet. Microsoft's investments and the current state of the product made a name for itself with its multidirectional problem-solving capabilities. Currently, GPT-3.5 is already impressive for many, but a better version will be introduced next week. The GPT-4 release date is not precise, but the official announcement signals a possible introduction next week, if not a launch.

Microsoft announced last week that it will hold an AI event on Thursday. The event was announced on LinkedIn, and any user on LinkedIn may join the discussion and attend the AI event on March 16, 11 a.m. ET, 8 a.m. PT.

ChatGPT's success and fame mesmerized regular users and some tech giants. Microsoft partnered with OpenAI after investing $1 billion, hopping on the bandwagon before it was too late. Generative AI is expected to shape the future of enterprises, and most firms have started using it to boost their sales, businesses, and more.

GPT-3.5's current abilities are enough to help firms and regular users until some point, and they continue to benefit from it daily. However, GPT-4 is expected to launch with better features. There were many speculations regarding the upcoming version. Still, the OpenAI CEO, Sam Altman, once told people to keep their expectations low so they won't be disappointed after seeing the final product. The speculations were built upon its parameters that there would be 100 trillion but Altman denied all.

Microsoft and OpenAI's next big ChatGPT update, the GPT-4 release date is almost set, according to an announcement by an executive.

GPT-4 release date: When is it?

Microsoft Germany's Chief Technology Officer, Dr. Andreas Braun, said they will introduce GPT-4 next week. Braun gave the information at an event in Germany last week. "We will introduce GPT-4 next week, there we will have multi-modal models that will offer completely different possibilities – for example, videos," Braun said in an interview with Heise. He also added that LLM is a game-changer because it lets machines understand concepts statistically that were previously read and understood by humans only. 

Dr. Braun revealed that the technology was capable enough to work in all languages. A user could ask a question in German and get an answer in Italian or another language.

Microsoft Germany CEO, Dr. Marianne Janik, said that AI development and ChatGPT are a turning point, and compared the development to the release of Apple's first iPhone. Apple managed to disrupt an entire industry when it released the first iPhone. She expressed the believe that AI was not primarily designed to cut jobs, but to perform repetitive tasks in different ways than before.

Senior AI specialist Clemens Siebler described how AI can help organizations with a real-world example. A large Microsoft customer in the Netherland uses speech-to-text technology to save 500 work hours daily in its call centers. Siebler noted that it took just two hours to create a working prototype. A single developer implemented the project in two weeks.

GPT-3.5 is a text-based language model, incapable of understanding and processing imagery or other inputs. The new GPT-4 is expected to have improved abilities like generating a video from a text prompt. Microsoft has been working on a new multi-modal language model called Kosmos-1, which was introduced last week. Kosmos-1 natively supports language, perception-language, and visual activities. GPT-4 will also have similar features and it will be the first step to the multi-modal LLM world for ChatGPT.

ChatGPT is very useful in different methods, even with its sole base version. Recently, OpenAI launched its API, and it also became available for Azure users. Even with its chat-only input model, it is widely used for enterprise solutions and everyday user needs. The GPT-4 release date was highly awaited for both communities because the ceiling of its capabilities can be immense. Braun's "next week" statement was given on March 9, 2023, so the announcement might come before than expected.

In the meantime, other big names and companies are working on competitor chatbots, including Elon Musk, who said ChatGPT is "too woke." Google is also one of the tech giants trying to compete with ChatGPT.


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  1. bruh said on August 18, 2023 at 1:25 pm

    Uhh, this has already been possible – I am not sure how but remember my brother telling me about it. I’m not a whatsapp user so not sure of the specifics, but something about sending the image as a file and somehow bypassing the default compression settings that are applied to inbound photos.

    He has also used this to share movies to whatsapp groups, and files 1Gb+.

    Like I said, I never used whatsapp, but I know 100% this isn’t a “brand new feature”, my brother literally showed me him doing it, like… 5 months ago?

  2. 💥 said on August 18, 2023 at 3:55 pm

    Martin, what happened to those: 12 Comments ( Is there a specific justifiable reason why they were deleted?

    Hmm, it looks like the gHacks website database is faulty, and not populating threads with their relevant cosponsoring posts.

  3. 45 RPM said on August 19, 2023 at 6:29 pm

    The page on ghacks this is on represents the best of why it has become so worthless, fill of click-bait junk that it’s about to be deleted from my ‘daily reads’.

    It’s really like “Press Release as re-written by some d*ck for clicks…poorly.” And the subjects are laughable. Can’t wait for “How to search for files on Windows”.

    1. owl said on August 20, 2023 at 12:51 am

      > The page on ghacks this is on represents the best of why it has become so worthless, fill of click-bait junk…

      Sadly, I have to agree.

      Only Martin and Ashwin are worth subscribing to.
      Especially Emre Çitak and Shaun are the worst ones.

      If intended “Clickbait”, it would mark the end of Ghacks Technology News.
      Ghacks doesn’t need crappy clickbaits. Clearly separate articles from newer authors (perhaps AIs and external sales person or external advertising man) as just “Advertisements”!

      We, the subscribers of Ghacks, urge Martin to make a decision.

  4. chessandonions said on August 20, 2023 at 12:40 am

    because nevermore wants to “monetize” on every aspect of human life…

  5. Frank Rizzo said on August 20, 2023 at 11:52 pm

    “Threads” is like the Walmart of Social Media.

  6. Ashray said on August 21, 2023 at 4:06 pm

    How hard can it be to clone a twitter version of that as well? They’re slow.

  7. Paul(us) said on August 21, 2023 at 5:16 pm

    Yes, why not mention how large the HD files can be?
    Why, not mention what version of WhatsApp is needed?
    These omissions make the article feel so bare. If not complete.

    1. Paul(us) said on August 21, 2023 at 5:18 pm

      Sorry posted on the wrong page.

  8. Marc said on August 21, 2023 at 6:00 pm

    such a long article for such a simple matter. Worthless article ! waste of time

  9. plusminus_ said on August 21, 2023 at 7:54 pm

    I already do this by attaching them via the ‘Document’ option.

  10. John G. said on August 21, 2023 at 11:43 pm

    I don’t know what’s going on here at Ghacks but it’s obvious that something is broken, comments are being mixed whatever the article, I am unable to find some of my later posts neither. :S

  11. Tom Hawack said on August 23, 2023 at 2:28 pm

    Quoting the article,
    “As users gain popularity, the value of their tokens may increase, allowing investors to reap rewards.”

    Besides, beyond the thrill and privacy risks or not, the point is to know how you gain popularity, be it on social sites as everywhere in life. Is it by being authentic, by remaining faithful to ourselves or is it to have this particular skill which is to understand what a majority likes, just like politicians, those who’d deny to the maximum extent compatible with their ideological partnership, in order to grab as many of the voters they can?

    I see the very concept of this as unhealthy, propagating what is already an increasing flaw : the quest for fame. I won’t be the only one to count himself out, definitely.

    1. Tom Hawack said on August 23, 2023 at 2:34 pm

      @John G. is right : my comment was posted on [] and it appears there but as well here at []

      This has been lasting for several days. Fix it or at least provide some explanations if you don’t mind.

  12. Tom said on August 24, 2023 at 11:53 am

    > Google Chrome is following in Safari’s footsteps by introducing a new feature that allows users to move the Chrome address bar to the bottom of the screen, enhancing user accessibility and interaction.

    Firefox did this long before Safari.

  13. Mavoy said on September 16, 2023 at 2:17 pm

    Basically they’ll do anything except fair royalties.

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