I've been playing with GPT-4 for the last few days.
"What is GPT?"
GPT stands for Generative Pre-trained Transformer, a natural language processing model developed by OpenAI. GPT models are designed to generate human-like text by predicting the most probable next word or sequence of words in a given sentence or text. They are pre-trained on a wide range of reference material, such as books, articles, and web pages, which allows them to learn the statistical patterns and relationships between words and phrases, which enables a response in natural language.
"What's the point?"
GPT-4 will have the ability to perform multitasking. It will be able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, making it a versatile tool that can be used for a wide range of applications. For example, it could be used to develop chatbots that can perform multiple functions simultaneously, such as answering customer queries and processing transactions. One of the most exciting potential applications of GPT-4 is in education. With its ability to reason, understand context, and multitask, GPT-4 could be used to develop personalised learning platforms that cater to students' needs and learning styles. It could also be used to develop intelligent tutoring systems that provide students with personalised feedback and guidance.
GPT-4 is expected to be able to reason and understand the context better. It is likely to have a deeper understanding of the relationships between words and be able to understand more nuanced concepts and ideas. This means that it will be capable of generating more relevant and accurate responses to queries, making it a valuable tool for businesses and organisations that rely on natural language processing technology. I've already seen examples of sales proposals written by GPT, along with systems designed to offer customers alternative solutions (Read cheaper) if an offer is rejected.
One of the most exciting potential applications of GPT-4 is in education. With its ability to reason and understand context, it could be used to develop personalised learning platforms that cater to student's individual needs and learning styles. It could also be used to develop intelligent tutoring systems that provide students with personalised feedback and guidance. However, the development of GPT-4 is not without its challenges. The sheer number of parameters it is expected to have will require significant computing power and resources to develop and train. Additionally, there are ethical concerns around the potential misuse of the technology, particularly in fake news and propaganda. I did a little test that I posted about on the Fediverse yesterday. I asked GPT to write me a blog post about Linux.
I then ran it through a couple of plagiarism checkers. The only thing they could find was six words used in the same string but on websites that had nothing to do with Linux, which leads me to believe that it is possible to post GPT-generated content and pass the work off as your own because there is no mechanism to disprove ownership! You need to understand that the technology is not taking content from anywhere but creating it based on what it has learned. Scary stuff!
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