Stealth Update Revamps GPT-4 Turbo: OpenAI’s 2023 Breakthrough

OpenAI, the developer of artificial intelligence (AI), has silently made an important update to its most advanced model, GPT-4 Turbo. The model’s training data set has been expanded to include information relevant up until December 2023. This update, which was not widely publicized, makes GPT-4 Turbo the most up-to-date model offered by OpenAI. In contrast, its free model, GPT 3.5, is only equipped with data up until January 2022.

The purpose of this update, as stated on OpenAI’s website, is to address the issue of “laziness” in the model. Developers have noticed instances where the model fails to complete tasks asked of it. During OpenAI’s DevDay event in November, they announced new models and products, including the claim that GPT-4 Turbo would be knowledgeable about current events up until April 2023. Therefore, this latest update extends the model’s knowledge by an additional eight months.

On January 25, OpenAI released a recent update, but there was no mention of the update to GPT-4 Turbo’s training data set. This led to speculation and questioning on the OpenAI developer forum regarding the legitimacy of the update. Some users reported that their previews did not reflect the data from December 2023; instead, they received answers from test prompts that were relevant to the previous update timeframe of “April 2023.” Other users reported positive results, with models providing responses that included data updated from December 2023.

This update to OpenAI’s most advanced model comes shortly after the introduction of its text-to-video model called Sora. This model amazed users on social media with its realistic outputs, capable of generating movie-like scenes with multiple characters, specific motions, subjects, and background details in up to 1080p resolution. OpenAI stated that Sora is not yet ready for public release.

OpenAI has experienced a significant increase in valuation. A report in The New York Times revealed that OpenAI’s valuation has reached $80 billion, following its recent deal. As a result, the company is currently engaging in discussions with investors worldwide, as well as international governments, to secure funding for the development of AI chips in-house.

Dwaine Reavis

Dwaine Reavis

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