A new version of ChatGPT could be released by the end of the year and could be so advanced as to change the world
Since the first ChatGPT was made public and usable a few months ago, the race for the best artificial intelligence has started. The OpenAI bot itself has been updated several times to get more and more amazing results, while the other companies are trying to launch competitive alternatives.
The goal is to create AI capable of getting closer and closer to human reasoning and the results, so far, seem promising. To date, the same ChatGPT has been used to write newspaper articles, books and even in school tests (cheats reported by teachers of prestigious academies and universities).
ChatGPT5 coming soon
GPT-4 has just launched, but people are already excited about the next version of AI chatbot technology. Now a new claim has been made that GPT-5 he will complete his training this year and could bring with it a major revolution in the world of AI.
The claim comes from developer Siqi Chen on Twitter, who said:
I was told that GPT-5 is expected to complete training this December and that OpenAI expects it to reach AGI
AGI is the concept of “artificial general intelligence”, which refers to the ability of an AI to understand and learn any task or idea that humans can focus on. In other words, an AI that has achieved AGI might be indistinguishable from a human being in his capabilities.
Positives and negatives
This makes Chen’s statement quite explosive, considering all the possibilities that AGI could allow. On the positive end of the spectrum, it could massively increase the productivity of various AI-enabled processes, speeding things up for humans and eliminating monotonous and boring work.
At the same time, giving an AI such great power could have unintended consequences, which we simply haven’t thought about yet. This does not mean that therobotic apocalypse is imminent, but it certainly raises a lot of questions about what the negative effects of AI might be.
If AGI were to go astray, it could allow incredibly compelling bots to spread on social media channels like Twitter, helping to spread disinformation and malicious propaganda that is increasingly difficult to detect.
Twitter is just one frontier of the AI-enabled future, and there are many other ways AI could change our way of life. If GPT-5 truly catches up with artificial intelligence, it’s safe to say that the world could change dramatically. Whether it will be for the better or for the worse remains to be seen.
As for the timing, this is the first time we’ve heard of a next level of progress, although based on other clues offered by OpenAI, that’s not far-fetched. The organization has officially predicted that GPT-4.5, the step up from the current GPT-4, will be “introduced in September or October 2023 as an intermediate version between GPT-4 and the upcoming GPT-5”.
Therefore, for the fifth definitive version we should probably wait at least for next December or even the beginning of 2024.