ChatGPT — the favored chatbot from OpenAI — was launched by the corporate in preview kind a 12 months in the past and has grown in complexity and capabilities since its preliminary launch. The corporate has since launched a premium subscription service that enables paying customers to entry a extra highly effective model of the chatbot together with early entry to imminent options and lowered downtime. OpenAI’s expertise can be used to energy Microsoft’s Bing Chat, and the corporate’s personal chatbot has been up to date with assist for plugins, whereas the corporate additionally unveiled a way more highly effective model earlier this month.
From its arrival in November 2022 within the type of a free AI chatbot to the discharge of the highly effective new GPT-4 Turbo for paying subscribers earlier this month, there’s how ChatGPT has developed over the course of a 12 months, gaining new options and performance alongside the way in which.
OpenAI launches ChatGPT powered by GPT 3.5
Whereas OpenAI started engaged on its generative AI expertise that powers ChatGPT in 2016, the corporate solely launched the software as a part of a free analysis preview on November 30, 2022. On the time, ChatGPT was powered by OpenAI’s Generative Pre-trained Transformer 3.5 (GPT-3.5) fashions, however the software was solely educated on data as much as September 2021.
ChatGPT Plus and GPT-powered Bing introduced
Earlier this 12 months, OpenAI rolled out an optionally available subscription plan for “ChatGPT Plus” that would offer premium entry to the corporate’s chatbot. Whereas customers may — and nonetheless can — entry the chatbot at no cost, paying clients would get entry to new options, early entry to unreleased options, and fewer downtime. Days after OpenAI’s announcement, Microsoft unveiled a brand new model of Bing that was powered by OpenAI’s GPT fashions. Bing Chat was rolled out to customers on smartphones and through the Microsoft Edge internet browser.
OpenAI launches ChatGPT API, unveils plugins and GPT-4 fashions
ChatGPT customers have been beforehand restricted to accessing the chatbot through OpenAI’s service, however the arrival of the ChatGPT API allowed app builders and internet designers to rapidly combine assist for ChatGPT — resulting in a surge in apps and internet providers powered by AI chatbots. In March, the service was banned in Italy over assortment of non-public information and a scarcity of age verification instruments — the ban was lifted a month later.
The agency rapidly adopted up with the discharge of GPT-4, a strong replace over the previous mannequin, that was built-in in ChatGPT and Bing Chat — you should use GPT-4 on the latter at no cost, and it has picked up a number of new enhancements and enhancements over the previous few months. It additionally added assist for plugins on ChatGPT, which permit the chatbot to browse the net and perceive code.
ChatGPT involves iOS and Android, will get highly effective new options
OpenAI’s chatbot made its option to a smartphone through a devoted iOS app in Could and the corporate allowed customers to entry a model of the app powered by GPT-3.5 at no cost, whereas paying subscribers may entry GPT-4 for higher solutions and extra detailed data. The app was launched for Android customers in July.
ChatGPT gained new capabilities in September when OpenAI revealed that paying subscribers would be capable of add pictures, or use the ChatGPT cellular app to ask queries with their voice — this function was later rolled out to all customers. The chatbot was additionally upgraded with assist for the picture era mannequin DALL-E 3, for ChatGPT Plus and ChatGPT Enterprise clients.
OpenAI unveils GPT4 Turbo with superior capabilities
Earlier this month, the AI agency introduced GPT-4 Turbo, an enhanced model of OpenAI’s GPT-4 mannequin. It was additionally the primary time since GPT-3.5 was launched final 12 months that the corporate elevated the quantity of data the chatbot was educated on — whereas GPT 4 and older fashions can entry information as much as September 2021, GPT-4 Turbo can view data as much as April 2023. Its context window is now 128k, which implies that it might now course of as much as 300 pages of a ebook when it’s responding to a consumer’s question.