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OpenAI Introduces New Model: GPT-4o

Julia McCoy
Tuesday, 14th May 2024
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Listen up, tech fans! It’s time to get excited about the newest member of the artificial intelligence family: GPT-4o, OpenAI’s newest flagship model, launched on May 13, 2024!

GPT-4o isn’t just another chatbot or virtual assistant. It’s a game-changer that’s here to revolutionize the way you interact with AI. With its advanced natural language processing capabilities and multimodal support, GPT-4o is like having a genius sidekick by your side, ready to tackle any task you throw its way.

The Evolution of GPT Models

The world of AI is constantly evolving, and one of the most exciting developments in recent years has been the rise of generative pre-trained transformer (GPT) models. These powerful language models have revolutionized the way we interact with and utilize artificial intelligence.

Being an AI enthusiast means I’ve been there every step of the way, watching GPT models evolve. From their modest start to the game-changing advancements we’re seeing now, it’s been one heck of a journey.

Understanding GPT: Generative Pre-trained Transformers

Imagine a computer program that can read and write like a human – that’s essentially what GPT models are. But before we get too excited about GPT-4o, it’s important to grasp the fundamentals of these AI models.

These models are pre-trained on vast amounts of data, allowing them to understand and mimic the intricacies of human language. This pre-training process is what sets GPT models apart from other language models, enabling them to perform a wide range of tasks with remarkable accuracy.

The Leap from Previous Models to GPT-4o

GPT-4o, the latest iteration of the GPT series, is here to shake things up. This language processing powerhouse is built on the triumphs of its predecessors, but it’s not content to just rest on its laurels.

Oh no, GPT-4o is determined to soar to new heights, pushing the limits of what we thought was possible.

GPT-4’s advanced understanding of context and coherence makes it capable of generating text that feels like it was written by a human with an incredible grasp of language and storytelling.

What is GPT-4o?

According to OpenAI Spring Update, GPT-4o (“o” for “omni”) is being introduced as their new flagship model, packing GPT-4-level smarts but with a speed upgrade and some fancy new abilities in text, voice, and vision, specifically designed to enhance the ChatGPT experience for free users.

The goal is to empower us with advanced language processing capabilities that were previously only available to premium users.

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OpenAI Spring Update, May 13th

GPT-4o takes in text, audio, or images and can whip up any combo of text, audio, or images you need. Plus, it’s lightning-fast at responding to audio inputs, clocking in at as little as 232 milliseconds — pretty much like the human response speed.

It’s on par with GPT-4 Turbo for English text and code but shines even brighter with non-English text, supporting more than 50 languages.

And it’s way faster and 50% cheaper on the API!

GPT-4o’s got some serious skills in understanding vision and audio too, leaving other models in the dust.

Multimodal Models: Beyond Text Processing

The world of AI is expanding to encompass multimodal capabilities, and models like GPT-4o not only understand and generate text but also process and analyze visual inputs.

OpenAI announced that the text and image input will roll out today in API and ChatGPT with voice and video in the coming weeks:

GPT-4o Capabilities

Now let’s explore some of the new model’s outputs based on different inputs from the samples they’ve provided:

3D Object Synthesis:

Visual Narratives – Robot Writer’s Block:

Poetic Typography:

You can explore more cool samples here!

Bringing Advanced AI Tools to ChatGPT Free Users

With over a hundred million users every week, ChatGPT’s goal is to get powerful AI tools in as many hands as they can. They’re gearing up to introduce more fancy tools to ChatGPT Free users in the weeks ahead.

OpenAI announced that it is opening up access to everyone for free (with limits). Users are in for a treat with up to 5x higher limits and first dibs on cool stuff like their new macOS desktop app and next-gen voice and video features.

The limit for free users with GPT-4o will depend on how much it’s used and how many people are using it. Once you hit the limit, ChatGPT will switch you over to GPT-3.5 so you can keep on chatting.

With GPT-4o, ChatGPT Free users can now:

  • Tap into GPT-4 level smarts
  • Get answers from both the model and the web
  • Crunch data and make charts
  • Chat about photos they snap
  • Upload files for help with writing or analysis
  • Check out cool GPTs and the GPT Store
  • Make chats even more useful with Memory

Empowering Developers with OpenAI’s API for GPT Models

OpenAI has taken a significant step in democratizing access to its powerful tools. With the release of their API, developers now have the opportunity to integrate advanced natural language processing capabilities into their own applications.

Imagine having the power to fine-tune AI models to your exact specifications. That’s what OpenAI’s API brings to the table. Developers can easily adjust settings like the level of creativity, output length, and even the tone and style of the generated text. It’s like having a custom-built AI assistant at your fingertips.

Customizing GPT models opens up a universe of potential for creating apps that are as unique as the people who use them.

Key Takeaway: From their humble beginnings to the groundbreaking GPT-4o, AI models have transformed how we create and interact with content. With advanced language understanding and multimodal capabilities, they’re changing the game for bloggers, developers, and everyday users alike.


GPT-4o is more than just another AI model. It’s a revolution in artificial intelligence, bringing together the best of language processing, multimodal support, and human-like interaction. With GPT-4o by your side, you’ll have a powerful ally in your quest for knowledge, creativity, and productivity.

Embrace the future of AI with GPT-4o and experience the difference for yourself. Trust me, once you’ve tried GPT-4o, you’ll wonder how you ever managed without it.

Written by Julia McCoy

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