The future of AI is now: Meet OpenAI's GPT-4

Onur Demirkol
Mar 15, 2023
Updated • Mar 15, 2023

The wait is over as OpenAI has finally launched GPT-4, the new multi-modal LLM that outperforms GPT-3.5 in many ways. The Company revealed it on Twitter yesterday, showcasing some of its abilities in a developer live stream.

OpenAI truly fascinated the world with the technology it has been building for years. ChatGPT's success made people wonder about the future, and millions turned their eyes to what was coming. Yesterday, OpenAI introduced GPT-4, its new language model and the most capable and aligned one yet. The company's CEO, Sam Altman, said it is available in OpenAI's API with a waitlist and ChatGPT+.

Last week, Microsoft Germany's CTO announced that the new language model would be announced within this week. He also gave additional information that OpenAI is moving away from a text-only chatbot to an improved version that can tell you all the details of an image you upload.

"It is still flawed, still limited, and it still seems more impressive on first use than it does after you spend more time with it," says Altman. He had also wanted people to lower their expectations before the release so that no one would be disappointed.

What can GPT-4 do?

GPT-4 has all the abilities of the current GPT-3.5 version. Moreover, OpenAI developed it to be more than just a text-only chatbot but understand visual inputs and respond accordingly. It can describe the setting of an image, and that feature can be very helpful in certain areas. For instance, it can tell the colors of a shirt for color-blind people, as seen below in the Be My Eyes image. Apart from that, GPT-4 can also read a map, identify a plant, translate a label, and do many more tasks.

After many speculations and teases, OpenAI has finally launched GPT-4, offering many innovations with the potential to improve.
Be My Eyes

OpenAI described GPT-3.5 as a "test run" of a new training architecture, and the company used the lessons on GPT-4 successfully to get stable results. The new version is now harder to trick and has the ability to prevent malicious prompts as well as a more "human-like" approach to various prompts.

It understands 26 languages with better translation accuracy and an ability to answer multiple-choice questions in all 26 languages. It is still better at Romance and Germanic languages, but the others are also improved. GPT-4 also has a better memory compared to its predecessor, with a context length of 8,192 tokens.

After many speculations and teases, OpenAI has finally launched GPT-4, offering many innovations with the potential to improve.
Here are the test results of OpenAI's language models.

How to get access to GPT-4?

It is currently available to the general public via ChatGPT Plus. You must pay a monthly $20 premium member fee to use the new language model. However, OpenAI has put a usage cap. "We will adjust the exact usage cap depending on demand and system performance in practice, but we expect to be severely capacity constrained (though we will scale up and optimize over upcoming months)," says the company. It also added that depending on the traffic patterns, a new subscription level for higher-volume GPT-4 usage can be introduced.

The second way is to join the waitlist to get access to the GPT-4 API. Once you get access, you can only make text-only requests for now. Pricing is $0.03 per 1k prompt tokens and $0.06 per 1k completion tokens. Default rate limits are 40k tokens per minute and 200 requests per minute.

If you want to check out the technical details, here is the GPT-4 technical report provided by OpenAI.


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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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