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ChatGPT 4 Leaked: Could it launch next week?

Updated: Mar 30, 2023

Microsoft's surprise announcement of ChatGPT 4's just happened...

and it could already be here!



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Recap of key points from the ChatGPT 4 "Leak"


On March 9th, 2023, Microsoft Germany hosted an hour-long event called "AI in Focus - Digital Kickoff" in Germany. Andreas Braun, CTO Microsoft Germany and Lead Data & AI STU, made a casual surprise announcement that GPT-4 was coming next week!


He also mentioned that Microsoft is fine-tuning multimodality with OpenAI since the release of Kosmos-1 earlier that month. Multimodality will offer different possibilities such as videos, Braun said.



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Braun talked about how LLM is a game-changer because it teaches machines to understand natural language, something that was only readable and understandable by humans before. The technology has come so far that it basically "works in all languages." If you ask a question in German, you can get an answer in Italian. With multimodality, Microsoft(-OpenAI) will "make the models comprehensive."


CEO of Microsoft Germany, Marianne Janik, spoke about disruption through AI in companies. Janik talked about the value creation potential of artificial intelligence and spoke of a turning point in time – the current AI development and ChatGPT were "an iPhone moment." It is not about replacing jobs, she said, but about doing repetitive tasks in a different way than before. Disruption does not necessarily mean job losses. It will take "many experts to make the use of AI value-adding," Janik emphasised. Traditional job descriptions are now changing, and exciting new professions are emerging as a result of the enrichment with the new possibilities.


Janik recommends that companies form internal "competence centres" that can train employees in the use of AI and bundle ideas for projects. In doing so, "the migration of old darlings should be considered." She emphasised that Microsoft does not use customers' data to train models. Janik spoke of a "democratisation" by which she meant the immediate usability of the models within the framework of the Microsoft product range, in particular, their broad availability through the integration of AI in the Azure platform, Outlook, and Teams.



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Potential implications for AI development


Clemens Sieber, Senior AI Specialist, and Holger Kenn, Chief Technologist Business Development AI & Emerging Technologies, both from Microsoft Germany, provided insights into practical AI use and concrete use cases. Kenn explained what multimodal AI is about, which can translate text not only into images but also into music and video.


He talked about embeddings, which are used for the internal representation of text in the model, in addition to the GPT-3.5 model class. Responsible AI is already built into Microsoft products according to Kenn, and "millions of queries can be mapped into the APIs" via the cloud. Most of the audience probably agreed with him on a basic assessment, that now is the time to get started.



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Future prospects for ChatGPT 4


Siebler illustrated with use cases what is already possible today. For example, speech-to-text telephone calls could be recorded, and the agents of a call centre would no longer have to manually summarise and type in the content. According to Siebler, this could save 500 working hours a day for a large Microsoft customer in the Netherlands, which receives 30,000 calls a day.

The prototype for the project was created within two hours, and a single developer implemented the project in a fortnight (plus further time for final implementation).


According to him, the three most common use cases are answering questions on company knowledge that is only accessible to employees, AI-assisted document processing, and semi-automation by processing spoken language in the call and response centre.




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What exactly we get our hands on next week (if at all) is anyone's guess. We do know that there are a lot of people that have set their alarms and will be staying up late to be one of the first to start playing with this much greater AI powerhouse.


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