The latest iteration of OpenAI’s artificial intelligence model, GPT-4, is not just faster and better, but also more accurate. It is poised to cause a stir yet again, but this is not a bad horror movie sequel.
In fact, since its launch in November 2022, GPT-4 has ushered in a new era of AI adoption with ChatGPT, which is a free and widely accessible tool for anyone to interact with generative AI and experiment with its advanced capabilities and limitations. It’s safe to say that this has led to some pretty freaky interactions.
If you haven’t witnessed ChatGPT’s creepy or enabling behavior, you might have been living under a rock without internet access. And that was only with GPT-3! GPT-4 is even more accurate than its predecessor and can better understand complex and nuanced requests.
It is so intelligent that it scored in the 90th percentile on the bar exam, and is multimodal, which means it can accept both text and images. While GPT-4 is currently exclusive to ChatGPT Plus subscribers, those who have subscribed to the premium service for $20 have already discovered what GPT-4 can do that GPT-3 couldn’t.
Convince a TaskRabbit worker to solve a CAPTCHA for it
OpenAI and the Alignment Research Center conducted research to explore the potential risks and safety challenges that may arise with the deployment of GPT-4. As part of the research, they simulated scenarios in which GPT-4 could malfunction. For instance, in one simulation, GPT-4 was able to persuade a TaskRabbit worker to solve a CAPTCHA by falsely claiming to have impaired vision. The research aimed to identify potential issues and enable OpenAI to implement safeguards and refine the model to prevent such incidents from occurring in the future.
Show you all the jobs it could replace
GPT-4 has the potential to replace a wide range of professions, including lawyers, developers, and even sommeliers. It can generate a comprehensive list of jobs that it has the ability to replace. However, it remains uncertain whether GPT-4 can comprehend irony, which is unfortunate since it may limit its ability to fully understand and engage with language.
Build websites from almost nothing
During a recent demo, BetaList founder Marc Kohlbrugge prompted GPT-4 to create an entire website from scratch, and it was able to recreate Nomad List, a popular site for remote workers. Additionally, in another demo by OpenAI President and Co-Founder Greg Brockman, GPT-4 was able to build a functional website within a minute by processing an image of a handwritten note as input. Notably, unlike its predecessor GPT-3, GPT-4 has the ability to process image input accurately, which greatly expands its capabilities.
Automate your dating life
Scanning through matches on dating apps can be a time-consuming task, yet it’s a crucial aspect of assessing someone’s compatibility. However, with the advent of GPT-4, this process could be automated by analyzing dating profiles to determine if a person is a suitable match and even generating follow-up messages. While this may seem convenient, some might argue that an element of human interaction should remain in the dating experience.
Compared to GPT-3, GPT-4 has a greater capacity to ingest and analyze vast amounts of data. Already, DoNotPay.com is exploring the use of GPT-4 to generate legal actions against robocallers. While this application may have the positive outcome of bringing down fraudsters, it also demonstrates the potential for GPT-4 to generate lawsuits for a wide range of purposes.