In a world increasingly dominated by artificial intelligence, ChatGPT has become one of the most popular and advanced chatbots today.
OpenAI, the company behind this natural language generator, has been working on constant improvements and is now expected to release the next major update: GPT-5.
GPT-4 as a significant upgrade
Before we talk about GPT-5, it is important to mention the recent update brought by GPT-4.
This update, released in March 2023, included ChatGPT’s ability to support multimodal inputs, meaning that the chatbot can now receive information through different input methods, such as text and images.
In addition, the update also improved ChatGPT’s performance in several areas, such as its ability to pass exams and its improved ability to support multiple languages.
OpenAI is also expected to release add-ons that will enable ChatGPT to access the Internet in real-time.
The Road to Artificial General Intelligence (AGI)
As ChatGPT continues to improve, many are wondering if this upgrade will lead the chatbot to achieve artificial general intelligence (AGI).
AGI refers to chatbots and other AI systems that can understand any task or concept in the same way a human can.
In other words, once AGI is achieved, chatbots will be indistinguishable from humans.
Although it is not known whether GPT-5 will achieve AGI, many experts believe it will be a significant upgrade that will surpass the capabilities of GPT-4.
With each new update, ChatGPT moves closer and closer to AGI, and GPT-5 is expected to be another important step on that path.
GPT-5 Release Date and Access
OpenAI expects to complete GPT-5 training by December 2023 and, once complete, will likely release it to the market, possibly through a direct upgrade for ChatGPT users.
However, it is likely that some of the new components of GPT-5 will only be available to ChatGPT Plus users, who would have to pay a monthly fee to access the latest version of the chatbot.
Importantly, the launch of GPT-5 may face certain hurdles. In particular, privacy regulators in Europe have begun investigating OpenAI’s practices, and some countries have already banned the use of ChatGPT.
In addition, regulators are expected to ask OpenAI to pay for access to certain content, such as news.
On the other hand, there is controversy surrounding the advancement of AI. Experts around the world are calling for a halt to its advance until society is ready, and millions of people are worried about their jobs and have reason to be.
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