OpenAI and Microsoft Unveil Next-Gen AI Tools at Dev Day Event

Summary

At their first joint developer conference, OpenAI and Microsoft announced several major updates to their AI platforms. This includes launching the faster and more capable GPT-4 Turbo model, integrating Dall-E 3 and new Speech capabilities into the API, introducing GPT Agents to build customized AI assistants, and an Assistance API to make building those assistants much easier. They also announced expanded context lengths up to 300 pages, more control and reproducibility, doubling of rate limits for some customers, and dropping pricing by over 2.75x.

Timestamped Highlights

πŸš€ GPT-4 Turbo launched with 16x longer context, improved accuracy, more control, and updating world knowledge to April 2023.
πŸ‘©β€πŸ’» New JSON mode, function calling, reproducible outputs, and retrieval in the platform for more control over models.
πŸ–ΌοΈ Dall-E 3, GPT-4 Turbo with vision, and new text-to-speech model now available in the API.
πŸ€– Custom models program announced for specialized, custom AI models tailored to specific companies and use cases.
⏫ Rate limits doubled for established GPT-4 customers and new Copyright Shield protection.
πŸ’° GPT-4 Turbo pricing dropped by over 2.75x to 1 cent per 1K prompt tokens and 3 cents per 1k completion tokens.

Key Insights

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Major Upgrade to GPT Capabilities: The launch of GPT-4 Turbo brings over 16x longer context, more accurate long-context performance, updated world knowledge, and additional modalities like vision and speech at lower pricing.
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Deepening Microsoft Partnership: Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella joined to underscore their expanded partnership, with Microsoft investing heavily to provide the infrastructure for OpenAI's growing models.
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Building Custom Assistants Simplified: OpenAI aims to move toward AI agents that are smarter, more personal and do more on your behalf. GPTs and the new Assistance API represent the first steps toward that goal by making it easy to build customized AI assistants.
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Broad Developer Enablement: With over 2M developers now building on the OpenAI API, they are focused on empowering developers through capabilities like GPT Agents while fostering a broader ecosystem of shared AI assistants.
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The Future is AI Everywhere: OpenAI believes AI will be a technological revolution that changes the world in many ways. By building and releasing these tools openly, they hope to shape that future in a responsible way.
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Preparing for More Advanced Agents: As AI assistants become more advanced, OpenAI wants people to start building and interacting with them now to understand their implications better when their capabilities further expand.
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Accelerating Responsible Innovation: OpenAI will continue to iterate rapidly based on user feedback about these emerging technologies, upholding safety and ethics as AI capabilities grow more profound.
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