With that being said, OpenAI has recently unveiled GPT-4, a large multimodal language model that has surpassed prior-generation language models in its performance on various professional and academic benchmarks. GPT-4 is more accurate and sophisticated compared to GPT-3 and GPT-3.5, and it even has the capability to understand other languages and objects in images.
To test GPT-4 out, many users have sought out ChatGPT Plus, a subscription that costs $20 per month. Though, luckily, GPT-4 and ChatGPT-4 can be used for free. OpenAI has granted exclusive access to Microsoft to incorporate GPT-4 into their Bing AI and Bing Chat systems, allowing users to try out GPT-4 without subscribing to a service. Microsoft corporate VP and consumer chief marketing officer Yusuf Mehdi has released a statement confirming this development, offering current users of their service a chance to receive the latest version of their Bing search capabilities.
To use Bing AI or the Bing Chat app, users can download the Bing app, or use Bing Search via the Microsoft Edge Browser. With GPT-4 being implemented into Bing, Microsoft services such as Skype can also support its capabilities. Microsoft may add image analysis capabilities in the near future as well, currently OpenAI is testing this feature with Be My Eyes. Though, some users may need to join a waitlist to access Bing AI, with access possibly coming in a week’s time.
Known to have its beginnings in 1990s, Microsoft is an American technology company that specializes in providing a wide variety of software, hardware, consumer electronics, and services. The company has iconic products such as Windows operating system, Office Suite, and Xbox that can be found in almost any home. The company has been a leader in technology for several decades, with its trend setting products, and continues to be a major force in pushing forward technological breakthroughs with the recent addition of GPT-4 to its Bing AI service.
Yusuf Mehdi is a Mechanical Engineering graduate from Syracuse University and has followed a career path in the Technology industry. Yusuf was appointed Chief Marketing Officer of Microsoft’s Consumer and Devices division in 2015, and holds the corporate vice president role within the company. Apart from his role as CMO he also sits on Microsoft’s senior leadership team and is responsible for many of the company’s key product launches such as Bing AI, its taskbar, Xbox, and Skype messaging services. He was also the one to officially announce the transition of Bing to GPT-4, taking the search engine to great heights.