Microsoft is moving fast with its planned integration of OpenAI’s ChatGPT, an AI generated chatbot capable of answering a wide range of questions. The company has invested heavily into OpenAI, plans to incorporate features of ChatGPT into Office applications and Azure’s OpenAI Service, and now according to a new report from Semafor, a new version of ChatGPT, ChatGPT-4, could be coming to Bing “in the coming weeks.”
ChatGPT-4 is a faster variant of ChatGPT-3, which can take minutes to craft a response. Semafor explains that Microsoft is using a supercomputer it announced back in May of 2020 to power ChatGPT, with some pretty impressive specs:
The supercomputer Microsoft and OpenAI built had 285,000 CPU cores and 10,000 GPUs, each with 400 gigabits per second of network connectivity.
The rush to capitalize on the generative AI craze that OpenAI and Microsoft started has made it hard for some companies to get their hands on Nvidia’s latest graphics processor, the H100 Tensor Core GPU, that is specifically designed to run “transformers” like those used in GPT. (I found one for sale online for $30,000.)
That shows just how important innovations on the server side will be to AI products rolling out. A big part of improving OpenAI will be figuring out how to run it more quickly and more cost-effectively.
It’s unclear just how ChatGPT will be incorporated into Bing, but Semafor and others expect it to challenge Google’s dominance in search:
(ChatGPT’s) planned incorporation into Microsoft products will likely set off new competition in internet search: Something that has not happened since Google supplanted Yahoo as the most popular search engine.
Microsoft and OpenAI aren’t wasting time in the race to incorporate AI into the computing landscape. OpenAI only launched ChatGPT in November of 2022, a few short months ago, according to Wikipedia, but the chatbot itself, armed with some supercomputer powers, is learning fast, too. Whether the chatbot truly disrupts search, and what that means for Google not to mention search dependent businesses like SEO organizations, remains to be seen, but significant changes could be coming, and soon.
via The Verge
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