The technology industry was left stunned by the recent events that unfolded at OpenAI over the past five days. While attention was focused on the resignation of Sam Altman, the company’s CEO, rival companies continued to release new products, further […]
The technology industry was left stunned by the recent events that unfolded at OpenAI over the past five days. While attention was focused on the resignation of Sam Altman, the company’s CEO, rival companies continued to release new products, further complicating the situation. Among these companies were Anthropic and Stable Diffusion.
Despite internal challenges, OpenAI managed to introduce ChatGPT with voice capabilities, which is now available for free to all users. Previously, this feature was only accessible to those who subscribed to the $20 per month ChatGPT Plus service.
While OpenAI dominated conversations in Silicon Valley throughout 2023 with groundbreaking products like Dall-E 3 and ChatGPT powered by GPT-4, the management shake-up opened doors for other AI companies. Altman eventually returned to lead OpenAI, but his departure made many users consider switching to Anthropic or other providers.
Anthropic introduced a new version of its chatbot called Claude 2.1. Claude 2.1 allows for a larger amount of data to be input into the chatbot and reduces instances of misinformation. The limit for Claude has now been set at 200,000 tokens, which is roughly equivalent to a 500-page book. In comparison, the GPT-4 Turbo model, previously announced by Altman, has a limit of 128,000 tokens.
Stability AI unveiled a new tool called Stable Video Diffusion, which generates video content based on text input. Currently, this tool is only accessible to researchers before being made available to the wider public. Unlike OpenAI, Stability AI focuses on launching open-source software. Stable Video Diffusion uses motion to transform static images into videos.
As the dust settles at OpenAI, the race towards achieving “multimodality” continues. OpenAI has made voice capabilities of ChatGPT available to all users, whereas previously, this feature was exclusive to ChatGPT Plus subscribers. The idea is to make the chatbot even more powerful by accepting input and providing results through various mediums, including voice, text, and images.
In conclusion, as we approach the end of the year, the development of artificial intelligence remains relentless. New products and advancements continue to shape the market. Following Sam Altman’s return, yet another competitor, Inflection AI, announced an enhanced version of their chatbot, Pi. If you were hoping for a respite from AI news, it seems unlikely anytime soon.