ChatGPT, powered by OpenAI, is an AI chatbot that has gained significant popularity. Initially created to boost productivity and serve the needs of companies, ChatGPT has rapidly evolved. With over 100 million weekly active users and used by more than 92% of Fortune 500 companies, its impact is undeniable. OpenAI recently announced a series of updates at their developer conference, including GPT-4 Turbo, a multimodal API, and a GPT store. GPT-4, the latest language-writing model, is available to paying ChatGPT users and can also be accessed for free through Microsoft’s Bing Chat. Additionally, ChatGPT has been linked to the internet for all users, and users can now generate both text prompts and images with the integration of DALL-E 3.
OpenAI has faced some criticisms and challenges along the way, including a DDoS attack, a pause in new ChatGPT Plus subscriptions, and concerns about its use in educational settings. However, the company is making efforts to address these issues. They have also introduced the DALL-E 3 API, as well as a text-to-speech API. OpenAI has further emphasized its commitment to supporting business customers against copyright claims and is working on improving the capabilities of GPT-4 with vision. They have also introduced an Assistants API to help developers integrate AI-powered experiences into their applications.
Despite these advancements, there have been concerns raised by Common Sense Media about the potential harms of ChatGPT, leading to calls for increased transparency and safety measures. Additionally, a Microsoft-affiliated research paper highlighted some flaws in GPT-4, questioning its trustworthiness and potential toxicity.
OpenAI’s continued efforts to improve and expand the capabilities of ChatGPT underscore the ongoing impact of AI tools in various industries.