What is GPT-4? Here’s everything you need to know

Nishita Gupta
Nishita Gupta March 19, 2023
Updated 2023/03/19 at 1:56 AM
OpenAI unveiled its latest and most capable language model, and here’s what we know.

GPT-4 is the newest version of OpenAI’s language model systems. Its previous version, GPT 3.5, powered the company’s wildly popular ChatGPT chatbot when it launched in November of 2022.

GPT stands for Generative Pre-trained Transformer (GPT), a type of language model that uses deep learning to generate human-like, conversational text.

What can GPT-4 do?

Since GPT-4 is a large multimodal model (emphasis on multimodal), it is able to accept both text and image inputs and output human-like text.

For example, with GPT-4, you could upload a worksheet and it will be able to scan it and output responses to the questions. It could also read a graph you upload and make calculations based on the data presented.

The intellectual capabilities are also more improved in this model, outperforming GPT-3.5 in a series of simulated benchmark exams, as seen in the chart below.

ChatGPT-4 capabilities

When was GPT-4 launched?

GPT-4 was unveiled by OpenAI on March 14, 2023, nearly four months after the company launched ChatGPT to the public at the end of November 2022.

Where can I access GPT-4?

OpenAI has yet to make GPT-4’s visual input capabilities available through any platform because the research company is collaborating with a single partner to start. However, there are ways to access GPT-4’s text input capability.

The only way to access the text-input capability through OpenAI is with a subscription to ChatGPT Plus, which guarantees subscribers access to the language model at the price of $20 a month. However, even though this subscription, there will be a user cap which means you may not be able to access it whenever you’d like, something to consider before making the investment.

There is a free way to access GPT-4’s text capability and it’s by using Bing Chat.

The day that GPT-4 was unveiled by OpenAI, Microsoft shared that its own chatbot, Bing Chat, had been running on GPT-4 since its launch five weeks ago. Bing Chat is free to use but does require signing up via a waitlist.

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