Ever since the launch of OpenAI's generative AI Chatbot ChatGPT, there's a renewed focus on artificial intelligence and what artificial intelligence can do, and what it can achieve– not that there was no focus on AI before, but you have to admit that AI and ML development and research was not at the dinner table, it was not part of the conversation in our homes, not like ChatGPT has become. ChatGPT has become a big deal. Do you know what powers ChatGPT has? The GPT (Generative Pre-trained Transformer) model does it.
OpenAI's ChatGPT is developed using the GPT-3, 3.5 model— a large language model (LLM) capable of generating human-like text, creative content, etc.
ChatGPT is trained on a large dataset of texts and code and human dialogues, approx. 570GB dataset and 6B parameters, so that, it understands human conversations and responds in a human-text output.
It can remember the conversation string and respond to users in a more relevant and informative way.
The GPT-4 Model Developed By OpenAI
Now that you know what GPT and ChatGPT are, let's come to GPT-4, which launched only a few months ago.
GPT-4, short for Generative Pre-trained Transformer-4, is a substantial improvement over the GPT -3 model. OpenAI claims that the GPT-4 is a step up from its GPT-3 model in size and capability, and it is the first model that can generate coherent, high-quality language across multiple modalities, including text, image, and audio. This opens up new possibilities for applications in fields like virtual assistants, gaming, and content creation.
It is trained with over 170 trillion parameters making it significantly more extensive than its predecessor GPT-3. Apart from that, it also takes user feedback to improve its responses. It is safer and more accurate than its predecessors.
The development of the OpenAI’s GPT-4 model wasn’t an overnight job though ChatGPT was an overnight hit, and there is no denying that. The transformer architecture behind the GPT model was first introduced in a 2017 paper by Vaswani et al. from Google Research, titled “Attention Is All You Need”, and OpenAI carried out the specific implementation of the Transformer architecture in GPT models. OpenAI perfected the model to take user instructions and then generate answers instead of writing for the users. That is how InstructGPT was born, which later became the basis of ChatGPT that we use now.
How To Use GPT-4 For Free
People using ChatGPT know how convenient this AI tool is. However, it lacks accuracy and efficiency, and its data is limited to the year 2021. It is living in the past, and we are in the future (relatively speaking). Can you see the irony in that?
And that is why people are eager to use OpenAI’s newest, more capable, and more accurate GPT model, the GPT-4. On its availability, OpenAI says, “GPT-4 is available on ChatGPT Plus and as an API for developers to build applications and services.” So, if you’re not a ChatGPT Plus subscriber (yes, it’s not free, and it costs 20$ per month) or a developer, we have a list of ways to use GPT-4 for free.
OpenAI’s Research Access Program
OpenAI has released research previews for GPT-4, which users can access for free by applying for access. While this option is limited, it still provides users with a way to experiment with GPT-4 before its full release. So, if you’re interested in doing some research on how ChatGPT Plus, GPT-4 will affect humans in a good or bad way, fill out this Researcher Access Program form and wait for OpenAI to approve.
Through APIs Provided by OpenAI
OpenAI plans to offer several APIs for interacting with GPT-4 directly from application software without direct access to the underlying model files. These APIs can enable developers to integrate advanced language capabilities into chatbots, customer service tools, content creation platforms, language translation services, etc. So, if you are a developer, you can join the API developer’s waitlist and wait for OpenAI to grant you access.
Microsoft’s New Bing
In February 2023, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announced its new Edge browser and New Bing search engine, which is now more capable than before since it uses OpenAI’s latest GPT model. Microsoft has been a partner in OpenAI’s efforts in AI and deep learning research and development since 2019 when Microsoft invested 1B USD in OpenAI’s AI program. And now Microsoft is leveraging the tremendous potential of AI generative web search to battle it out with Google in web search, which Google holds the monopoly of, well, until now. So, if you like, you can open up the Bing search engine on Edge browser and log in with a free Microsoft account to use GPT-4 powered Bing AI Chat and use GPT-4 to generate text, translate languages, write different kinds of creative content, and ask it to answer your questions in an informative way, all for free. So, feed your curiosity on Bing (e)!
It is an open-source platform that provides pre-trained models, including GPT-4, for developers to use in their applications. Developers can deploy pre-trained language models on their own infrastructure or cloud platforms by using open-source AI frameworks such as Hugging Face's Transformers.
The platform offers a user-friendly interface, and you can navigate the feature quite easily. Although it does produce unrelated responses in its AI Chat sometimes, but then, which AI isn’t?
Poe is an online platform that currently provides access to OpenAI's GPT-4 language model. It offers a free plan that allows users to make one GPT-4 query per day and a paid plan which costs 1900INR per month and provides more queries (at least 600) and additional features. The platform also includes a chat interface for interacting with the GPT-4 model.
The OpenAI Playground for GPT-4 is an online interface where users can experiment with the GPT-4 model and generate text outputs based on user prompts. It provides a variety of settings for customizing the model's behavior, such as controlling the prompt length and sampling temperature. The Playground also includes a selection of pre-built prompts to experiment with.
Like ChatGPT, the GPT-4 model is a super success and now powers the new ChatGPT Plus, the successor of ChatGPT. The OpenAI CEO Sam Altman recently made it clear the company OpenAI is not training the next gen GPT, the GPT-5 yet, so there is still time. And meanwhile, we should explore what GPT-4 can and what it cannot do cause the path to AI development must be ‘responsible AI’ development kind as Google CEO mentioned in this year’s Google I/O, the annual developers’ conference, recently concluded in May 2023.
How to use GPT-4 for free?
GPT-4 can be used for free by using any of the following-
- Through OpenAI's Research Access Program
- Joining APIs Developer's Waitlist
- Microsoft New Bing
- Hugging Face
- Poe AI
- OpenAI Playground
What is the pricing offered by Poe AI?
Poe AI offers a free plan that allows users to make one GPT-4 query per day and a paid plan which costs 1900INR per month and provides more queries (at least 600) and additional features.