ChatGPT-5 Will Change the World, Says OpenAI CEO Sam Altman

Enthusiasm is high for the release of OpenAI’s ChatGPT-5. Rumors suggest it’s better than its predecessor, ChatGPT-4. ChatGPT and the GPT-4 model are still considered by many people the strongest available commercial LLM model, although industry underdog and OpenAI rival Anthropic beg to differ with their flagship Claude 3 Opus, which is multimodal, handles gigantic context lengths, and is generally pleasant to converse with.

“GPT-4 is the dumbest model any of you will ever have to use again by a lot.”

Sam Altman

OpenAI launched their first language model, ChatGPT-3.5, to the public in late 2022. Later, they introduced the powerful ChatGPT-4 through a $20 monthly subscription. The release of the GPT models and particularly the ChatGPT website made millions of people aware of AI like never before and sparked the generative AI flame that has blazed across the tech industry.

However, according to Sam Altman, CEO of OpenAI, “GPT-4 is the dumbest model any of you will ever have to use again by a lot.” His statement implies that GPT-5 is expected to be remarkable, and we are expecting nothing short of that.

Sam Altman discusses the future of AI for an audience of students. Video: Stanford eCorner

Features of ChatGPT-5

Here are five anticipated features of ChatGPT-5:

1. More personalization:

ChatGPT-5 will tailor its responses based on who or what it’s interacting with. If it recognizes a human, its responses will be more human-like compared to interactions with objects. ChatGPT-5 will have the ability to “see, hear, and talk,” allowing it to understand users on a personal level and offer personalized recommendations, such as food suggestions based on mood. Whether users want that level of personalization is an open question, but it is technically impressive.

2. Faster reasoning capabilities:

While ChatGPT-4 can reason to some extent, ChatGPT-5 will process larger and more complex data, enabling it to make informed decisions and provide logical answers rather than just repeating information.

3. Better language grasp:

ChatGPT-5 will have improved language understanding compared to ChatGPT-3.5 and 4. For example, it will accurately analyze longer texts in languages like Japanese.

4. Bigger memory:

ChatGPT-5’s memory capacity far surpasses that of ChatGPT-4. It will be able to analyze and comprehend large volumes of text, up to 200,000 words, allowing users to decipher complex content with its assistance.

5. Faster response time:

ChatGPT-5 will significantly reduce response times compared to ChatGPT-3.5 and 4, which will be a relief to anyone who has spent much time waiting for GPT-4 to get to the point of a response.

Sam Altman believes ChatGPT-5 will revolutionize the world, despite having made similar claims about GPT-4. However, many of the features touted for GPT-5 are already present in GPT-3.5 and 4. Has the world changed? Maybe a little.

The release date for ChatGPT-5 is still uncertain, but speculation suggests it could arrive around mid-2024.

Sam, when will I get my robot?

This raises questions in my mind: if they can see, hear, and talk why haven’t these advanced language capabilities been integrated into humanoid robots, particularly for household chores? Where is my robot housemaid? [Editor’s Note: Yeah, where’s my robot? I’m looking at you, OpenAI. — D.D.]

The Jetson’s Rosie the Robot, Hanna-Barbera. Image: Heritage Auctions