OpenAI, the creator of ChatGPT, is offering lower prices to attract developers. They can now customize AI ‘agents’ for tasks like laundry tips or contract negotiations easily.
The company behind ChatGPT, OpenAI, is making efforts to attract developers by reducing prices and making it easier to customize artificial intelligence (AI) “agents.” These agents can assist with various tasks, from providing laundry advice to helping with contract negotiations.
The tech world has been buzzing about the potential benefits and risks of generative AI since ChatGPT’s successful debut a year ago. OpenAI’s CEO, Sam Altman, expressed optimism about the future of AI, envisioning increased capabilities and the integration of intelligence everywhere. He believes that as AI becomes more widespread, individuals will have “superpowers on demand.”
OpenAI’s platform has attracted over 2 million developers, with more than 100 million people using ChatGPT weekly, according to the San Francisco-based startup. Altman highlighted the successful launch of ChatGPT a year ago, sparking an AI competition with major players like Amazon, Google, Microsoft, and Meta.
Altman has been actively involved in discussions about AI, testifying before the US Congress and engaging with heads of state. There is growing pressure to regulate AI due to concerns about its potential use in bioweapons, misinformation, and other threats. President Joe Biden recently issued an executive order focusing on regulating artificial intelligence to address these risks, aiming for the US to lead global efforts.
Last week, the UK hosted the world’s first major summit on AI safety, where political and tech leaders discussed potential responses to the transformative technology. The ongoing discussions and developments reflect the increasing significance of AI in shaping society.
OpenAI’s CEO, Sam Altman, announced exciting developments, including a new “Turbo” version of their leading software, ChatGPT-4, and reduced pricing. Altman described ChatGPT-4 Turbo as a “smarter model” and emphasized that they are prioritizing affordability while also focusing on improving speed.
OpenAI is introducing the capability to create custom “agents” called “GPTs” designed for specific tasks, such as providing business negotiation advice, laundry tips, homework help, or tech support. In a blog post, OpenAI mentioned that anyone can easily build their own GPT without the need for coding, whether for personal use, internal company purposes, or broader accessibility.
In the near future, OpenAI plans to launch a GPT “store,” where developers can share their creations, and a mechanism will be implemented for developers to earn based on the usage of their GPTs.
During the announcement, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella expressed enthusiasm about OpenAI’s innovations, acknowledging their significant contributions. Microsoft has invested billions in OpenAI and integrated its technology, such as in the Bing search engine.
These advancements by OpenAI are expected to simplify the creation of conversational AI interfaces for apps and websites, expanding the possibilities for more companies to incorporate AI technology. Insider Intelligence principal analyst Yory Wurmser noted that this could democratize access to artificial intelligence.
At a recent TED AI conference in San Francisco, OpenAI co-founder and chief scientist Ilya Sutskever emphasized that artificial intelligence is essentially digital brains within large computers. He speculated about a future where these digital brains could surpass human intelligence. The ongoing developments in AI, as showcased by OpenAI, continue to shape the landscape of technology and its potential impact on society.