OpenAI, the organization behind the renowned generative AI chatbot, ChatGPT, has announced a series of substantial updates to its product. Despite ongoing discussions about ChatGPT’s evolving performance, OpenAI remains committed to enhancing its features.
Logan Kilpatrick, OpenAI’s first developer advocate and developer relations expert, recently shared on X (previously known as Twitter) that a “huge set of ChatGPT updates” will be released in the coming week. Some of the notable features include:
- Example Prompts: These are already visible to users and provide a guide on how to interact with the chatbot.
- Suggested Replies and Follow-Up Questions: Kilpatrick mentions that this feature is particularly beneficial in reducing user fatigue.
- Default GPT-4 Setting for ChatGPT Plus Subscribers: This ensures that subscribers don’t need to switch on the most recent OpenAI large language model (LLM) every time they initiate a new chat.
- Support for Multiple File Uploads: This is especially useful when utilizing the OpenAI Code Interpreter plugin.
However, the reception to these updates has been mixed. Some users have expressed appreciation for features like the default GPT-4 setting and the extended login duration. In contrast, others, especially within the OpenAI and ChatGPT subreddit communities, have raised concerns. For instance, some users find the example prompts distracting, particularly for individuals with ADHD.
It’s still early days for these new features, and it remains uncertain which ones will gain widespread acceptance and which might be overlooked or discarded in the future.
In addition to these updates, there have been reports suggesting that OpenAI has submitted a trademark application to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for GPT-5. This upcoming LLM might include capabilities such as artificial human speech and text production, as well as translation between languages.
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