ChatGPT continues to garner significant buzz among technology pundits and the rest of the press. The reasons for this massive coverage remain simple. This AI-powered chatbot provides a window into a future where automated digital assistants become a part of everyone’s life. In fact, that future seems a lot closer since the release of ChatGPT to the public.
However, it’s important to realize ChatGPT is an emerging technology largely relying on an outdated language model. This remains one of the main reasons it regularly produces inaccurate information. Additionally, large language models still need more thorough training from humans to improve their accuracy. Notably, the upgraded GPT-4 model provides the hope for improved language-based interaction as well as more accurate responses.
In fact, GPT-4 also provides an increased number of intriguing use-cases beyond the capabilities of ChatGPT and its GPT-3 language model. Let’s dive into some of these ideas to potentially inspire your own thoughts for a GPT-4 application ready to change the world. All it takes is a measure of imagination combined with top-shelf technology, marketing, and business professionals.
GPT-4 is a large language model used for chatbots and other generative AI applications. OpenAI, the AI research lab that created ChatGPT, developed and trained the model. ChatGPT uses an older version of the model, first released in 2020 as GPT-3. After updating the model in 2022, Open AI announced a new 3.5 designation. If curious, GPT stands for generative pre-trained transformer.
GPT-4 uses a much higher number of parameters compared to GPT-3. This allows it to perform more complex computations and ultimately power more intriguing applications, as noted below. Still, it needs proper training – including human feedback – to ensure its overall accuracy. ChatGPT infamously only uses internet data up to the end of 2021, which causes it to occasionally return inaccurate information.
Now, let’s analyze a few potential use-cases that the improved feature set of GPT-4 makes possible. Use this information to help inspire your company’s ideation process.
An application leveraging this functionality boasts the potential to supercharge any company’s ideation process. It offers the ability for startups to quickly build MVPs (minimum viable products) with enough sizzle to attract investment capital. While your development team still needs to take that initial website and flesh out its functionality, it ultimately makes programmers much more productive.
One of the biggest problems software engineers regularly struggle with involves using the same codebase to build applications targeting multiple platforms. Existing cross-platform tools typically suffer from a lack of performance, making them incompatible for high-end development projects, like AAA videogames. However, OpenAI notes that GPT-4 has the ability to easily generate code in a myriad of programming languages.
This offers the potential for mobile developers to quickly build high-performance apps for both the iOS and Android platforms by integrating GPT-4. Expect modern IDEs and design tools to leverage this functionality making cross-platform development of high-end apps for different videogame and mobile platforms an easier and cost-effective process. It also allows developers to focus on designing great features as opposed to cranking out repetitive code.
GPT-4’s enhanced ability to understand complex questions and generate meaningful text in response inspires a host of intriguing ideas. OpenAI notes that GPT-4 boasts the ability to write documents of up to 25,000 words in length, compared to GPT-3’s 4,000. These language features makes creating a virtual legal app worthy of consideration. Imagine something suitable for basic legal needs, like crafting a will or even suing a robo-caller based on an unwanted phone call.
The school closings due to the COVID-19 pandemic hampered education all over the world in 2020 and 2021. Many students struggled with remote learning and their class performance suffered as a result. A robo teacher powered by GPT-4 offers the potential to provide one-to-one teaching, with improved interaction.
In fact, the language learning app, Duolingo, added GPT-4 support soon after OpenAI released it. The model powers Duo, the app’s virtual assistant that serves as an interactive tutor, helping students learn new languages more quickly. Expect to see similar complex interaction throughout the educational world or even in other seemingly unrelated areas, like securities trading or troubleshooting problems with technology.
If your have a great use-case for GPT-4 and need help making it a reality, connect with the team at NineTwoThree. Our ChatGPT software development and design experience combined with strong business acumen helps ensure a successful app or platform. Reach out to us at your earliest convenience to discuss a potential partnership.