OpenAI announced its new custom chatbot features at its first-ever developer conference, OpenAI DevDay, in San Francisco. “You can create a GPT, a custom version of ChatGPT, for almost anything,” OpenAI CEO Sam Altman said at the event. “Because they combine instructions, in-depth knowledge, and actions, they may be more useful to you.”
The company said today that more than 2 million developers and more than 92% of Fortune 500 companies use its APIs, which provide access in some way to ChatGPT or the underlying generation technology. text and images. OpenAI claims that ChatGPT now has around 100 million weekly active users. “About a year ago, we launched ChatGPT as a low-key search preview, and it went pretty well,” Altman said. “OpenAI is currently the most advanced and widely used AI platform in the world. »
In the year since ChatGPT launched, the bot has nearly disrupted the tech industry. Google and other large tech companies have reorganized their operations to focus on creating similar AI tools. Dozens of well-funded startups are now offering alternative AI models. And governments felt obliged to take measures to mitigate abuse powerful models. The new personalized chatbots could help OpenAI get ahead of its AI competitors again, if they become popular.
Kanjun Qiu, CEO of To impregnate, to permeate, a startup developing safer and more capable AI agents, says OpenAI’s move makes sense because for chatbots to be more powerful, they need to be able to take action. But because current AI models have limited reasoning powers, they cannot accomplish many tasks and do not operate reliably without human supervision. “We will get closer to ‘real’ agents when we progress in both areas,” she says.
Silen Naihin, a developer who previously worked on Auto-GPT, an open source AI agent project, and now runs a startup called By stack, says OpenAI’s announcements will help it stay ahead of startups trying to create more powerful chatbots. But if GPTs take off, they could end up competing with some of OpenAI’s customers, such as startups building simple tools on top of its technology.
OpenAI also today announced a new version of its most powerful text generation model, called GPT-4 Turbo, which includes newer information through April 2023. ChatGPT previously could not rely on information only until 2021, because that is when the data used to train the underlying AI model was collected. An upgrade in September allowed ChatGPT to access more recent information while browsing the web.