OpenAI sees a future of AI 'superpowers on demand'

ChatGPT maker OpenAI moved to entice developers with lower prices and the ability to easily tailor artificial intelligence "agents" to help with anything from laundry advice to contract negotiations.

| Updated on: Nov 16 2023, 13:32 IST
Chandrayaan-3 mission: Vikram lander removed massive 2.06 tonnes of soil on Moon’s surface
1/5 ISRO has revealed that Chandrayaan-3 mission's Vikram lander blasted off 2.06 tonnes of lunar epiregolith (Moon Dust) and generated a "spectacular ejecta halo" while landing on the Moon’s surface. ISRO also said that Chandrayaan-3’s Vikram lander displaced an area of 108.4 m2 around the landing site. (Pixabay)
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2/5 SRO shared this information on X platform which said, "On August 23, 2023, as it descended, the Chandrayaan-3 Lander Module generated a spectacular 'ejecta halo' of lunar material.Scientists from NRSC/ISRO estimate that about 2.06 tonnes of lunar epiregolith were ejected and displaced over an area of 108.4 m2 around the landing site. (ISRO)
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3/5 The Chandrayaan-3 mission landed near the south pole of the Moon on August 23, 2023. According to the document shared by ISRO, “During the action of descent stage thrusters and the consequent landing, a significant amount of lunar surficial epi regolith material got ejected, resulting in a reflectance anomaly or ejecta halo." (ISRO)
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4/5 The document further described, "We compared the pre- and post-landing high-resolution panchromatic imagery from the Orbiter High-Resolution Camera (OHRC) of the Chandrayaan-2 orbiter, acquired hours before and after the landing event and characterized this 'ejecta halo', which appears as an irregular bright patch surrounding the lander."   (ISRO)
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5/5 These achievements by the Chandrayaan-3 mission opened up various doors for the quest of future Lunar missions. The success of this mission has given India to venture into further space missions. (ISRO)
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OpenAI CEO Sam Altman speaks during the OpenAI DevDay event on November 06, 2023 in San Francisco, California. Altman delivered the keynote address at the first ever Open AI DevDay conference. (AFP)

ChatGPT maker OpenAI moved to entice developers with lower prices and the ability to easily tailor artificial intelligence "agents" to help with anything from laundry advice to contract negotiations.

Dreams of the benefits of generative AI -- along with fears of the technology's risks -- have been hot topics in the tech world since ChatGPT made its blockbuster debut a year ago.

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"We will be able to do more, to create more, and to have more," Open AI chief executive Sam Altman told developers at a gathering in San Francisco.

"As intelligence is integrated everywhere, we will all have superpowers on demand."

More than 2 million developers are building on the OpenAI platform, while more than 100 million people use ChatGPT weekly, according to the San Francisco-based startup.

"About a year ago, November 30, we shipped ChatGPT as a low-key research preview," Altman said.

"That went pretty well," he quipped.

The launch of ChatGPT ignited an AI race, with contenders including Amazon, Google, Microsoft and Meta.

Altman has testified before US Congress about AI and spoken with heads of state about the technology, as pressure has ramped up steadily to regulate it to control for risks such as AI's potential use in bioweapons, misinformation and other threats.

President Joe Biden issued an executive order last week on regulating artificial intelligence, aiming for the United States to "lead the way" in global efforts at managing the new technology's risks.

The order directs federal agencies to set new safety standards for AI systems and requires developers to "share their safety test results and other critical information with the US government," according to the White House.

The world's first major summit on AI safety took place last week in the UK, with political and tech leaders discussing possible responses to the society-changing technology.

‘Smarter model'

Altman announced a "Turbo" version of OpenAI's leading software along with reduced pricing in moves that could fuel the spread of the technology.

"It's a smarter model," Altman said of ChatGPT-4 Turbo.

"We decided to prioritize price first, but we're going to work on speed next."

OpenAI is rolling out the ability to create custom "agents," called "GPTs," capable of handling specific tasks such as business negotiation advice, tips on removing stains from laundry, help with homework, and tech support, it said in a blog post.

"Anyone can easily build their own GPT -- no coding is required," OpenAI said.

"You can make them for yourself, just for your company's internal use, or for everyone."

Later this month, OpenAI will launch a GPT "store," and plans to add a way for developers to make money based on how many people use their GPTs, according to the company.

"I'm really looking forward to Turbo and everything else that you have coming," Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella said after joining Altman on stage.

"We love you guys. You guys have built something magical."

Microsoft has invested billions of dollars in OpenAI and has woven the company's technology into its offerings, including search engine Bing.

OpenAI's latest moves should make it easier to create conversational AI interfaces in apps or at websites, opening the option up to more companies, according to Insider Intelligence principal analyst Yory Wurmser.

"Artificial intelligence is nothing but digital brains inside large computers," OpenAI cofounder and chief scientist Ilya Sutskever said at a recent TED AI conference in San Francisco.

And the day will come when those digital brains “will become smarter than us.”

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First Published Date: 16 Nov, 13:02 IST