OpenAI introduces "GPT-4o" a new AI model

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OpenAI has introduced GPT-4o, the latest advancement in AI technology, aimed at democratizing access and enhancing user experience across voice, text, and vision applications.

Empowering Access with GPT-4o

OpenAI has unveiled GPT-4o, the latest iteration of its artificial intelligence model powering ChatGPT. GPT-4o, with 'o' signifying 'omni', promises to be twice as fast and half as expensive as its predecessor, GPT-4 Turbo.

Speed and Affordability

During the OpenAI Spring Update event, Mira Murati, Chief Technology Officer of OpenAI, highlighted that GPT-4o is adept at reasoning across voice, text, and vision, making it exceptionally efficient. Moreover, this update enables OpenAI to extend GPT-4o intelligence to all users, including those on the free plan. Murati emphasized that while it will be free for all users, paid subscribers will continue to enjoy up to five times the capacity limits of free users.

OpenAI CEO Sam Altman reiterated the company's commitment to democratizing access to advanced AI tools. Altman stressed that historically, GPT-4 class models were exclusively available to subscribers paying a monthly fee. However, with the launch of GPT-4o, OpenAI aims to make these powerful AI tools accessible to everyone.

The rollout of GPT-4o will occur gradually, with support for over 50 languages, including several Indian languages. The model boasts impressive response times, with the ability to process audio inputs in as little as 232 milliseconds, averaging 320 milliseconds—comparable to human conversation response times.

OpenAI asserts that GPT-4o delivers GPT-4 Turbo-level performance in text comprehension, reasoning, and coding intelligence, while achieving new milestones in multilingualism, audio processing, and visual comprehension.

Accompanying the GPT-4o launch is the release of the ChatGPT desktop version and a revamped user interface. OpenAI is introducing a new ChatGPT desktop app for macOS, catering to both free and paid users. Plans are underway to unveil a Windows version later this year. Murati emphasized the company's focus on enhancing the user experience, ensuring seamless interaction with GPTs, and minimizing the need for users to engage with the interface.

OpenAI's announcements precede the highly anticipated Google I/O 2024 keynote, where Google is expected to unveil its latest AI products and innovations. This highlights the ongoing competition and innovation in the AI industry as organizations strive to push the boundaries of artificial intelligence technology.

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