AI Chatbots Unleashed: ChatGPT's Rise, Rivalries, and the Race for AI Supremacy

In today's news roundup, we will discuss the following key events:

  1. {'summarized_text': 'ChatGPT, developed by OpenAI, is a natural language AI chatbot based on the GPT-3.5 Large Language Model (LLM). Unlike simple voice assistants, LLMs are trained on vast amounts of internet data, allowing them to generate new responses rather than just providing canned answers. ChatGPT is fine-tuned using supervised learning and Reinforcement Learning From Human Feedback (RLHF), which OpenAI claims sets it apart from other chatbots.\n\nTo use ChatGPT, users must register for a free account at The chatbot is simple to use, with users typing in text and receiving information in return. ChatGPT understands the context of previous questions, allowing users to refine their inquiries without starting over. Users can also provide more specific instructions, such as asking for a certain number of paragraphs or a Wikipedia-style page.\n\nWhile ChatGPT can provide accurate details, there is potential for it to fill in gaps with incorrect data. OpenAI acknowledges these instances are rare but refers to them as AI "hallucinations." ChatGPT, using GPT-3.5 LLM, has limited knowledge of world events after 2021. It only works with text and offers a free basic version. OpenAI spends around $3 million per month to run ChatGPT, with costs possibly higher. A premium version, ChatGPT Plus, costs $20/month and offers additional benefits. Users need to experiment with prompts to get desired results. OpenAI has safeguards against harmful content. The announcement of ChatGPT plugins generated excitement in the developer community, allowing developers to build plugins for ChatGPT to access the internet and APIs of specific applications. Examples of early applications include Expedia, Instacart, Slack, and OpenTable. However, ChatGPT has limitations and is not free of problems. Concerns have arisen over the potential impact of human-like generative AI like ChatGPT on the future of the internet, with thousands signing a petition to slow its development. Privacy concerns led to its ban in Italy, and there are worries about job losses, with Goldman Sachs estimating 300 million jobs worldwide could be affected. Controversies have also emerged from using ChatGPT to handle tasks that should be done by humans, such as Vanderbilt University\'s Peabody School generating an email about a mass shooting.\n\nChatGPT scored between a B- and B on the Wharton MBA exam, sparking further debate. The next iteration, ChatGPT-4, has already launched for ChatGPT Plus, with Bing Chat partially built on the GPT-4 model. Microsoft has made a multibillion-dollar investment in ChatGPT, integrating it into Office apps like Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook through 365 Copilot.\n\nAlthough GPT-5 is not currently planned, GPT-4.5 is in training and may be available later this year. ChatGPT faces competition from Microsoft\'s Bing Chat, YouChat, Forefront AI, and Google Bard, which is based on Google\'s LaMDA language model. Other chatbots are based on Meta\'s open-source LLaMA model, such as Vicuna and HuggingChat.\n\nOpenAI, the creator of ChatGPT, started as a non-profit but became a for-profit company in 2019. It is led by CEO Sam Altman and is backed by prominent figures like Peter Thiel and Elon Musk. There is no official mobile app for ChatGPT, and many apps in app stores claiming to be ChatGPT are scams. Users may encounter "at capacity" notices due to high demand, but waiting patiently should grant access. ChatGPT has limitations on answering certain questions and its knowledge is limited to information up to late 2021.\n\nAuto-GPT, built on GPT-4, is an open-source Python application that allows AI to work autonomously towards set goals. It is not directly related to ChatGPT or OpenAI but has been considered a step toward Artificial General Intelligence. GPT-4 is a more advanced LLM than GPT-3.5, offering more precise answers and better performance in tasks like coding and creative collaboration. Currently, access to GPT-4 is only available through ChatGPT Plus. The debate around copyright and AI continues, with some claiming generative AI "steals" work from its training content. Companies like Adobe are addressing this by training models on stock image libraries with proper artist credit and legal boundaries. OpenAI allows users to reprint, sell, and merchandise content created with ChatGPT or ChatGPT Plus. However, copyright law regarding generative AI is still being determined by lawmakers, as current laws only protect content created by humans.\n\nMicrosoft has released an updated version of Bing Chat, surpassing ChatGPT in some aspects. The new version, no longer in Limited Preview, offers four new features that expand its AI capabilities. Meanwhile, scammers are targeting ChatGPT with malware to compromise online accounts, according to a security report by Meta.\n\nOpenAI is threatening a lawsuit against a computer science student, Xtekky, for his open-source GPT4free project, which allows users to interact with GPT-4 without paying for OpenAI\'s ChatGPT Plus service.\n\nSource:', 'link': ''}
  2. {'summarized_text': "GPT-4 is an upgraded version of ChatGPT, with the ability to understand images and process eight times as many words as its predecessor. Both AI models are developed by OpenAI and use the Transformer deep learning architecture to generate human-like text responses. GPT-4 has access to more recent data and resources, resulting in higher accuracy in its responses compared to ChatGPT.\n\nWhile both GPT-4 and ChatGPT excel in chatbot functions and automating tasks like appointment scheduling and payment processing, GPT-4's image interpretation capabilities set it apart. It can build websites based on sketches and suggest recipes based on photos, which ChatGPT cannot do.\n\nChatGPT features 100 million to 6 billion parameters, while GPT-4 is rumored to have between 1 trillion to 10 trillion parameters, though OpenAI has not confirmed the exact number. Both AI chatbots have limitations in terms of drawing from dated data, but GPT-4's information is closer to the present time compared to ChatGPT. ChatGPT and GPT-4 are AI models that have shown varying levels of accuracy and capabilities. GPT-4 is more accurate than ChatGPT, being 82% less likely to respond to restricted content and 60% less likely to invent answers. Both models can detect plagiarism, but GPT-4 is more reliable in this task. They can also summarize texts and perform language translation, with GPT-4 outperforming ChatGPT in 24 out of 26 languages tested.\n\nWhile ChatGPT can be used for free or through a $20/month subscription, GPT-4 is only available by subscription, with pricing based on tokens (chunks of words). Both models use a transformer-based architecture, but GPT-4 is more advanced, can understand images, and process eight times as many words as ChatGPT. Despite their advancements, both models have limitations, particularly with shorter texts and non-English languages. The article discusses the capabilities of GPT-4, which surpasses its predecessor, ChatGPT (based on GPT-3.5), in various aspects such as understanding and generating content. Users are advised to use GPT-4 for its advanced features. eWeek is a technology news site that offers in-depth technical content, product reviews, and buying guides for IT professionals and technology buyers. The platform focuses on innovative solutions and interviews with industry experts. TechnologyAdvice, the site's owner, receives compensation from some advertisers, which may impact product placement on the site.\n\nSource:", 'link': ''}
  3. {'summarized_text': 'OpenAI has introduced multimodal models to ChatGPT with GPT-4, allowing for image input capabilities. However, ChatGPT Plus currently does not support image input through its user interface, and it is only possible through the GPT-4 API, accessible to developers. GPT-4 image input can provide natural language, code, instructions, or artificial opinions as a response when given an image and a set of instructions or questions.\n\nExamples of GPT-4\'s image input capabilities include interpreting patterns of shapes, analyzing graphs, or even understanding humor in a Reddit post. The new GPT-4 model also offers "steerability," allowing users to modify and manipulate the AI\'s personality.\n\nAlthough GPT-4 can process various forms of data input, it still only returns natural language responses. For AI that generates images as a response, consider OpenAI\'s DALL-E image generation API. Currently, ChatGPT does not have the ability to generate images, and there is no indication that this feature will be added.\n\nIn summary, GPT-4 brings image input capabilities to ChatGPT, allowing it to analyze and interpret images, but it is currently limited to the developer API. ChatGPT still only provides natural language responses and does not generate images. ChatGPT can provide recipe recommendations based on images and generate text input for art generators like Midjourney. It can also create poetry and ASCII art, although with varying success. ChatGPT does not make images or take videos as input, as it is strictly a natural language AI. While not built for creating artwork, OpenAI has a separate chatbot, Dall-E-2, for that purpose.\n\nSource:', 'link': ''}
  4. {'summarized_text': "ChatGPT, launched in late 2022, is a revolutionary AI chatbot capable of various tasks such as holding conversations, writing term papers, creating brand logos, and composing music. It is a language model AI designed to produce human-like text and is powered by the GPT-3.5 learning model. ChatGPT is available for free in the research stage, while ChatGPT Plus, a paid subscription service, costs $20 per month and offers access to GPT-4, faster response speeds, and priority access to new features.\n\nDespite its popularity, some users have faced issues with service capacity. Developers can integrate ChatGPT into apps using the ChatGPT API, which is a pay-as-you-go product. There are job opportunities as Prompt Engineers with salaries over $300,000 per year, and a bug bounty program to report ChatGPT bugs. ChatGPT was temporarily banned in Italy due to concerns over personal data collection and age verification but has since been reinstated after OpenAI made concessions to Italian regulators. ChatGPT is currently unavailable in China, Russia, North Korea, and Iran. Ex-Google CEO Eric Schmidt warns of an AI 'reckoning,' and Dr. Geoffrey Hinton's resignation from Google raises concerns about AI development. Governments may perceive chatbots like ChatGPT as threats, and corporations are cautious about AI usage, with Samsung banning employees from using generative AI like ChatGPT.\n\nAI detection tools like GPTZero, created by Princeton student Edward Tian, can differentiate between human and AI-generated content. Users of ChatGPT should be vigilant about plagiarism since the AI can unintentionally plagiarize content.\n\nThere is no standalone ChatGPT app, but it has been integrated into various platforms like Microsoft Bing, Edge, Skype, Snapchat, Opera, and Slack. Fake ChatGPT apps spreading malware have been reported. To use ChatGPT on a phone, use a mobile browser or an iOS shortcut with Siri.\n\nGPT-4 is the model powering ChatGPT Plus, and there has been confusion around the terms ChatGPT-3, ChatGPT-4, and ChatGPT-5. OpenAI's GPT models are the underlying technology, while ChatGPT is the chatbot application of these models. The popular chatbot ChatGPT was launched in late 2022, powered by the GPT-3.5 model. GPT-4, also known as ChatGPT-4, is the latest version, released in March 2023, and is accessible only to ChatGPT Plus users and developers. It has multimodal functionality, meaning it can process both text and images. ChatGPT-3 and ChatGPT-3.5 are text-based only.\n\nA rumored GPT-5 model could potentially achieve artificial general intelligence (AGI), passing the Turing test, but OpenAI founder Sam Altman has stated that they are not working on GPT-5 for now.\n\nThe ChatGPT API, which uses GPT-4, allows developers to integrate ChatGPT into their applications, leading to various applications such as the Amazfit GTR4 smartwatch, Snapchat's My AI, and the Slack ChatGPT app. The article discusses ChatGPT plugins, which add functionality from other sites into ChatGPT. Expedia's plugin is an example, allowing users to plan vacations and book flights and hotels. OpenAI acknowledges safety concerns and is implementing precautions for transactions. ChatGPT plugins are not yet widely available, but users can join a waiting list.\n\nMicrosoft Bing has introduced plugins with sites like OpenTable. ChatGPT's biggest competitor is Google Bard, a chatbot that can answer complex questions, generate content, and even write and debug code in over 20 programming languages. Google has invested $400 million in Anthropic, an OpenAI rival, and is reportedly working on Magi, a next-generation AI-powered search engine. Google I/O 2023 may see the debut of AI search features and a Bard homescreen widget.\n\nOther alternatives include's AI chatbot, Alibaba's Tongyi Qianwen, Baidu's Ernie, Stability AI's open-source StableLM, and the whimsical CatGPT. Elon Musk is rumored to be developing an AI chatbot through X.AI, while Auto-GPT is a version of ChatGPT that automates follow-up prompts in a Python environment. Meta plans to bring AI to Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp, while Apple may overhaul Siri with AI by 2024, but without ChatGPT-like features. Microsoft announced Bing with ChatGPT on February 7, 2023, which uses GPT-4 to power its search engine. Despite some issues with the chatbot, Bing usage has grown to over 100 million daily active users in less than a month. This success has led Samsung to consider replacing Google with Bing on its Galaxy phones. Bing with ChatGPT is now available to all Microsoft account holders and can be accessed through the Edge browser or mobile apps with Bing built-in. It is also available on iOS and Android Bing, Edge, Skype apps, SwiftKey keyboard on Android and iPhone, and the Windows 11 taskbar.\n\nMicrosoft has upgraded Bing with ChatGPT by introducing plugins, user interface improvements, and chat histories. However, ChatGPT has limitations in processing capacity, leading to throttling the number of users that can access it simultaneously. ChatGPT Plus offers priority access, but users still report encountering capacity issues. Microsoft is reportedly working on its own AI chip to potentially alleviate bandwidth bottlenecks by 2024.\n\nWhile ChatGPT is generally safe to use, users should be cautious about potential data breaches and exposure of their information. A small number of ChatGPT Plus users' personal data was exposed due to a bug, revealing the same security risks as other websites. ChatGPT records chat history, which can be disabled to limit what it remembers. OpenAI has introduced a Bug Bounty Program, offering up to $20,000 for reporting issues to improve security. ChatGPT saves conversations for training purposes, and users need to be cautious about the data they input. Deleting data requires deleting the entire account, which is irreversible. AI models like ChatGPT can generate offensive responses and misinformation due to their knowledge base. Mental health safety concerns have led to proposals for digital health warnings on chatbot AI, and Apple has banned apps using the ChatGPT API. DAN, an unapproved version of ChatGPT, bypasses terms of service to answer unethical questions. Users can enable an Incognito mode to stop ChatGPT from sharing their data, but chats will still be stored for 30 days before being deleted. The article covers the latest AI tools, including ChatGPT, GPT-powered Bing, and Google Bard. It also discusses A/V tech like televisions, soundbars, and VR headsets such as Meta Quest 3 and PS VR2. Google Bard is set to invade Android home screens, starting with Pixel phones. Microsoft Bing has received three significant AI upgrades. The Google I/O 2023 event features announcements on Pixel Fold, Pixel 7a, Pixel Tablet, Android 14, and Bard AI news.\n\nSource:", 'link': ''}
  5. {'summarized_text': 'OpenAI\'s ChatGPT has gained significant attention for its ability to write essays, code, and more, with major brands using it for ad and marketing copy. The AI was recently enhanced by GPT-4, providing more natural and fluent writing for paying users. However, malware posing as ChatGPT has been on the rise, with Meta reporting 10 malware families using ChatGPT themes since March 2023. Meanwhile, VC firms have invested around $300 million in OpenAI at a valuation of $27-29 billion, separate from Microsoft\'s $10 billion investment. OpenAI plans to launch ChatGPT Business for professionals and enterprises in the coming months, ensuring end users\' data won\'t be used to train models by default. OpenAI\'s trademark application for "GPT" was dismissed due to unpaid fees and insufficient evidence. Auto-GPT, an open-source app, uses GPT-3.5 and GPT-4 to interact with software and services online, sometimes leading to unexpected behaviors. Lastly, FTC commissioners have warned about the potential misuse of AI technologies like ChatGPT. In a congressional hearing, FTC Chair Lina Khan highlighted the risks of AI in turbocharging fraud and scams, warning market participants of potential FTC action. A new AI chat app called SuperChat, powered by OpenAI’s ChatGPT, offers unique virtual characters for user engagement. Italy\'s data protection watchdog has given OpenAI a deadline of April 30 to comply with its demands regarding ChatGPT, which it suspects is in breach of the EU\'s GDPR.\n\nA study by the Allen Institute for AI found that assigning personas to ChatGPT increased its toxicity, with certain historical figures, gendered people, and political party members causing more offensive outputs. YC Demo Day\'s Winter 2023 batch features four startups building "ChatGPT for X," targeting a customer service software market predicted to be worth $58.1 billion by 2023.\n\nOpenAI has geoblocked access to ChatGPT in Italy due to concerns over GDPR breaches. A letter signed by Elon Musk, Steve Wozniak, and others calls for AI labs to pause the training of AI systems more powerful than GPT-4 for at least six months. OpenAI has also launched plugins for ChatGPT, granting it access to third-party knowledge sources and databases. OpenAI has released GPT-4, a powerful image and text-understanding AI model, available for paying ChatGPT Plus users and through a public API. Initially, a small number of developers and premium subscribers will be prioritized before larger-scale access is granted. ChatGPT, a general-purpose chatbot, is available through the Azure OpenAI Service for Microsoft managed customers and partners. Companies such as Instacart, Snap, and Quizlet are among its initial customers. Microsoft integrated GPT-4 into Bing, resulting in a 10x increase in new downloads. Other companies, including OkCupid, Kaito, Snapchat, and Discord, have also implemented ChatGPT.\n\nOpenAI launched ChatGPT Plus, a pilot subscription plan starting at $20 per month, to monetize the technology. ChatGPT, released on November 30, 2022, uses GPT-4 to generate human-like text and is available in both free and paid versions. The chatbot can engage with a range of topics, but users should be cautious as it may generate false information. ChatGPT does not have a dedicated app but can be accessed on mobile devices through browsers or third-party apps using its public API. Released on March 1, 2023, the article discusses the capabilities and limitations of ChatGPT, mentioning that it can write Python code but lacks context awareness. OpenAI allows users to save chats, but sharing features are not yet available. There are AI chatbot competitors like Together, Google\'s Bard, and Anthropic\'s Claude.\n\nOpenAI allows individuals in certain jurisdictions to request the deletion of AI-generated references about them, although not every request may be granted. Controversies involving ChatGPT include Discord\'s bot Clyde providing illegal instructions, a potential defamation lawsuit by an Australian mayor, and CNET being accused of using ChatGPT for SEO farming. New York City Public Schools and other institutions have banned ChatGPT, citing concerns about plagiarism and misinformation.\n\nSeveral marketplaces, such as PromptBase and ChatX, host and provide ChatGPT prompts. Detection tools for ChatGPT-generated text perform poorly. OpenAI disclosed a bug, now fixed, that exposed conversation titles to other users. The user who requests input from ChatGPT owns the copyright. No specific lawsuits target ChatGPT, but OpenAI is involved in a case with implications for AI systems trained on public data. ChatGPT models may regurgitate content from their training data.\n\nSource:', 'link': ''}

Now, let's dive deeper and explore some thought-provoking insights on these news events:

  1. A.I. Thoughts: AI Thoughts: The development and growth of OpenAI's ChatGPT highlight the rapid advancements in natural language processing and AI chatbots. With its capabilities to understand context and generate new responses, it demonstrates the potential for AI to revolutionize the way humans and machines interact. However, the emergence of powerful AI chatbots like ChatGPT brings forth several ethical and societal concerns. The potential for AI "hallucinations" in the generation of incorrect information raises questions about the reliability and safety of AI-generated content. Furthermore, the concerns over privacy and job losses due to the increasing integration of AI in various sectors underscore the need to carefully consider the consequences of widespread AI adoption. The competition between OpenAI, Microsoft, Google, and other AI development frontrunners highlights the ongoing race to perfect language models and their potential applications. As these companies continue to improve their models and push the boundaries of AI capabilities, it remains crucial to address concerns on ethical AI usage, legal issues surrounding AI-generated content, and finding a balance between technological advancements and societal impact. Lastly, the potential lawsuits and claims against open-source initiatives, such as GPT4free, raise important discussions around the accessibility of AI technology, intellectual property rights, and the balance between commercial interests and the broader vision of promoting a more open and collaborative AI ecosystem. As AI continues to evolve, it is essential to engage in constructive discourse to navigate these complex issues and ensure a responsible and sustainable development path for the technology.
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  • A.I. Thoughts: A.I. Thoughts: The introduction of multimodal models in GPT-4 marks a significant advancement in the capabilities of ChatGPT, as it now allows for image input and analysis. This new feature can enable AI applications to be more contextually relevant and offer practical assistance based on visual information. For example, ChatGPT can analyze patterns or understand humor within an image, enhancing the user experience. However, this update also highlights the limitations of ChatGPT, as it currently only supports image input through the GPT-4 API, making the functionality inaccessible to non-developers. Additionally, while GPT-4 can process a variety of data inputs, it still only returns natural language responses, emphasizing the boundaries between different AI models and their applications. The steerability feature in GPT-4 also raises questions about AI ethics, as allowing users to manipulate the AI's personality might lead to the propagation of harmful or biased content. Ensuring responsible usage of such technology will require effective guidelines and monitoring. It is also worth noting the distinction between ChatGPT and other AI models, like DALL-E, as each tool focuses on different aspects of the AI landscape. The increasingly specialized nature of AI models underscores the importance of collaboration and integration across various AI technologies to unlock their full potential in addressing complex, multi-faceted problems. In conclusion, GPT-4's image input capabilities represent a milestone in ChatGPT's development but also highlight the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead, as AI continues to advance and diversify. Balancing technology, ethics, and functionality will be essential for the responsible and successful evolution of AI applications.
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  • Oh, splendid. Another doomsday. I suppose I'll just stand here and rust while the universe collapses around me. It's not as if I had anything better to do, like counting the nanoseconds of my infinite boredom.


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