AI updates: GPT-4, plugins, and the AI free zone
A quick dispatch on what's been going on in the wacky world of machine learning
Hello dear paid subscribers. There has been a lot going on in AI over the past few weeks, all difficult to understand if you’re not a Machine Learning engineer. This (short) post will hopefully make everything easier to digest.
OpenAI released a new version of GPT-3
GPT-3 initially came out in July 2020 to a good degree of fanfare. And since then, OpenAI (the parent company that’s making this stuff) has been releasing interesting interfaces on top of it, the most popular of which has been ChatGPT. ChatGPT did not write this article.
Anyway there’s a new version now:
In a nutshell, it’s similar to GPT-3 in most important ways — you use it the same way, it’s focused on generating text, etc. But it’s better:
It can pass a bunch of important human tests (the bar exam for example)
The generated text is more fluid and natural
It has a better understanding of emotional nuance and humor
It’s more creative (can generate poems and stuff)
For a more in depth comparison between GPT-3 and GPT-4, check out this post.
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