Earlier this month, OpenAI announced GPT-4 Turbo, an improved and faster version of GPT-4 LLM, which currently uses ChatGPT Plus and even Microsoft Bing Chat. However, in a recent interaction with the Financial Times, OpenAI CEO Sam Altman officially revealed that the AI giant is also working on GPT-4’s successor, GPT-5.
Notably, this is the first time that OpenAI has officially acknowledged working on the next-generation Large Language Model. Although Sam Altman was aware of its existence, he stated that he had no idea what the model would eventually be capable of. “Until we get around to training that model, it’s like a fun guessing game for us,” Altman argued. He went on to add, “We’re trying to improve it because I think it’s important from a safety perspective to predict readiness. But I can’t tell you what it’s going to do that GPT-4 didn’t do.”
Altman also commented on OpenAI’s relationship with Microsoft, which has supported the AI-based company for some time. Altman claimed that his relationship with Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is “working really well” and that he is looking to get more out of that relationship to develop more advanced artificial intelligence.
The Financial Times further reports that Altman has focused his time on two key issues: building “superintelligence” and finding the computing power to facilitate such an achievement.
For this reason, GPT-4 and ChatGPT chatbots in general have faced stiff competition from competitors such as Google Bard, Meta’s own LLM–Llama 2-based AI toolkit, and more recently Elon Musk’s xAI’s Grok. . As it stands, this fact-warming generative AI competition is only expected to increase.