News & Topics [OpenAI] GPT-4o – Generative AI that continues to evolve


[OpenAI] GPT-4o – Generative AI that continues to evolve

In May 2024, OpenAI released the latest model of ChatGPT, “GPT-4o”.


It is a cutting-edge multimodal AI that can process text, voice, and images in an integrated manner, and it is attracting attention because it will also be implemented in the free version of ChatGPT.


Generative AI has a major impact on the data centers that are being newly built by GAFA and other Japanese companies, and we would like to take a look at how OpenAI’s latest version of ChatGPT, “4o”, which is a representative example of generative AI, is different from the previous version.


What is GPT-4o?


ChatGPT-4o (Omni) is the latest model of ChatGPT announced by OpenAI in May 2024. Omni means “all” in Latin, and represents the ability to handle all information, including not only text but also images and voice, and perform any task.


Compared to the conventional model GPT-4 Turbo, the answer accuracy and speed have been overwhelmingly improved, and it has been upgraded in every respect, such as being able to have emotionally rich voice conversations like humans and reading the fine details of images.


What are the features of GPT-4o and how does it differ from other models?


The GPT series is a large-scale language model developed by OpenAI, and its performance improvement is remarkable.


GPT-3, announced in 2020, attracted attention as a large-scale model with 175B parameters. In 2022, GPT-3.5 was implemented in ChatGPT, widely publicizing the potential of language generation AI through dialogue with general users. And in 2023, GPT-4 showed the first step toward multimodalization.


GPT-4o is positioned as an extension of the evolution of this GPT series. However, it stands out from conventional GPTs in that it does not just improve performance, but also achieves smooth integrated processing of voice, images, and text.


The main evaluation points that have been significantly improved compared to conventional models are introduced below.


① Text accuracy

It boasts high accuracy in understanding and generating complex sentences. This allows for more natural and consistent text generation.

You can also easily create article structure plans, which are essential for writing.


② Text and voice response speed

New algorithms have improved text and voice response speeds, making real-time dialogue even smoother. In addition, the voice has intonation, making it feel like you are talking to a person.


③ Voice recognition and translation function

The accuracy of the voice recognition function has been improved, and the multilingual translation function has also been enhanced. This makes global communication more efficient.

It is also possible to translate in real time by recognizing and processing voice.


④ Improved image recognition function

Image recognition capabilities have also been improved, allowing the content of images to be analyzed with high accuracy and related information to be provided.

It is also possible to extract characters from image data. For characters that are difficult to read, characters can be inferred from other image data and extracted.


⑤ Security function

A new tokenizer has been introduced in 20 languages, including Japanese, and significant improvements have been made in terms of security. This has improved data security and processing efficiency, and has enabled fast and secure data processing while protecting user privacy.


Evolving ChatGPT


ChatGPT has added many surprising features in this update, such as improved image processing capabilities and the addition of a voice recognition function.


In the future, it will be possible to converse via real-time video, and a new voice mode is planned to be released that will allow the contents of the loaded video to be explained in voice.


The development of ChatGPT, which is leading the generative AI, will have a major impact on future data centers, so we will continue to watch the situation from time to time.


Meanwhile, as expectations grow for new functions to be developed in the future, power consumption is expected to increase several times over.

In Japan, how will the power shortage of newly opened data centers be resolved?

We will also be keeping a close eye on this.