Open AI is an artificial intelligence research organization founded in 2015. 👀
A few years ago, artificial intelligence was considered a futuristic technology, inaccessible to the general public.🤖 However, with the advent of OpenAI, the situation has changed radically.
In this article, we’ll dive into thehistory of OpenAI, explain what it is and assess whether we should be wary of it.
What is OpenAI?
OpenAI is an artificial intelligence (AI) research organization founded in 2015 by Elon Musk, Sam Altman, Greg Brockman, Ilya Sutskever, John Schulman and others from the world of technology. OpenAI was created with the aim of developing safe AI that benefits humanity. 🔓
The public figures, (the ones you see everywhere answering interviews), are Sam Altman and Elon Musk.
The organization is working on research projects ranging from robotics and speech recognition to natural language understanding and text generation, thanks to the GPT-4 Chat tool.
What sets OpenAI apart from other AI research organizations is its commitment to sharing research results freely. Indeed, OpenAI’s work is freely available on its website and can be used by anyone to advance AI research. 👀
The story behind the creation of OpenAI
The OpenAI project was announced to the public in December 2015 at a press conference. The founders explained that they wanted to create advanced AI, but were concerned about the risks such technology could pose.
So they decided to create an AI research organization that would be accountable and transparent in its activities. 🌫️
OpenAI’s main objective was to address the challenges associated with artificial intelligence and ensure that its development benefits all of humanity.
Indeed, the founders were concerned about the potential implications of artificial intelligence on society 🌎 and thus wanted to create an organization that would place the general interest ahead of individual or corporate interests. 😇
Since its inception, OpenAI has raised over $1 billion in funding. In addition to its founders, influential Silicon Valley figures such as LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman have invested in the organization.
The pros and cons of Open AI
Here are a few pros and cons to know about this technological mastermind 🧠
- 🟩 Artificial intelligence power: offers advanced models such as GPT-4 and DALL-E, which are capable of generating human-quality text, understanding natural language and solving complex problems.
- 🟩 Ease of use: user-friendly interfaces that enable users to take advantage of AI functionalities, without the need for advanced programming or machine learning skills.
- 🟩 Numerous applications: used in many fields, such as translation, writing, virtual assistance, image generation or programming, this offers unique flexibility and scope for innovation.
- 🟥Cost: use can be expensive, especially for large-scale commercial use.
- 🟥 Dependency: you can’t use OpenAI, so always check the clarity of your information on the internet.
The different Open AI products
Over the years, OpenAI has broadened its scope by focusing on powerful language models, such as Chat GPT, or image generation, with DALL-E. Let’s take a closer look at these various products 👀.
1) Chat gpt: instant responses and creative inspiration
GPT is designed to generate human-quality text, and can be used in a variety of applications such as :
- 💬 Translation.
- ✏️ Automatic copywriting.
- 🌿 Content creation.
- 🖥️ Virtual assistance.
In reality, this tool is designed to provide a more interactive conversational experience with an artificial intelligence model. This is pre-trained on large amounts of text data from the Internet, enabling it to acquire a thorough understanding of natural language and syntax in general.
What is GPT-4?
As previously mentioned, the company is constantly devoting its time to advancing AI research, with a particular focus on the development of natural language models and new AI technologies.
OpenAI launched GPT-2 in 2019, GPT-3 in 2020 and the new and latest version to date, GPT-4 in 2023! 🦋
2) DALL-E: the reference in image generation
Unlike language description models, DALL-E specializes in generating images from text descriptions.
This AI can generate totally new and creative images, even for imaginary concepts and scenarios, i.e. it can produce animals or objects that don’t exist in reality or combine elements in unexpected ways.
Finally, the use of DALL-E is quite vast, you can use it for the entertainment industry, design, advertising and many other fields. 💟
Open AI pricing structure
To make artificial intelligence accessible to all, Open AI products are basically free. Yes, I use the word “basic”, as there is a small variation for each. Here they are! ⬇️
How much does CHATGPT cost?
ChatGPT has a free version that allows you to :
- 🥇 Access to chat when demand is low.
- 🥈 Response speed is standard.
- 🥉 Model updates are performed regularly.
Nevertheless, if you use it for business purposes, you can subscribe to ChatGPT Plus for $20 a month.
How much does DALL-E 2 cost?
As with the other product, DALL-E is free up to a point. It works on a credit system. 👇🏼
- 🔵 One image generated = one credit used.
- 🟣 You receive 50 credits when you register.
- 🔵 Every month, you get 15 credits for free.
You can then buy credits. For example, paying $15 will unlock 115 credits, and so on.
The latest on Open AI
Technological advances and artificial intelligence are evolving at lightning speed 🚀. That’s why it’s important to be constantly on the lookout for new news, and just in time, here’s the latest – it’s a gift! 🎁
#1. Security news
Italy has banned Open AI from its territory. Indeed, European Union data protection rules were potentially violated (user data was revealed to other users due to a GPT Chat bug). This led to a swift and radical decision 🗡️ by Italy.
To deal with this kind of bug, Open AI has announced the launch of a Bug Bounty program, with the aim of addressing the growing cybersecurity risks, posed in particular by ChatGPT. 🚨
#2. Financial news
Giant Microsoft has invested a billion dollars in the company, with plans to launch Azure Open AI, advanced language models. 👀
What’s more, OpenAI started out as a non-profit, but is now worth over $29 billion! 💰
#3. Operational side
Many companies pay OpenAI to integrate GPT Chat AI into their solutions, marketing automation, content creation.
Even Snapchat is integrating Open AI into a brand new offering, how crazy is that? 😇
How about a recap?
The future of artificial intelligence and OpenAI looks bright. With continued advances in research, it’s likely that new models and applications will emerge, propelling 🚀 AI into new horizons.
However, it is essential to maintain ethical vigilance and put in place appropriate regulations to ensure that these technologies are used responsibly and, above all, to benefit humanity as a whole. 💚
How do I access ChatGPT in French?
Although the interface is entirely in English, you can ask and interact in French. Answers may not be optimized as in English, but, it will be more than enough. ✨
Is Open AI free?
As said before, access to OpenAI’s products is free, it all depends on how you use them.
Should we be wary of Open AI?
Despite the potential benefits of AI, there are also risks associated with using this technology.
Some people are wary ofOpenAI and its potential impact on the future of humanity, particularly in terms of job losses and the disruption of working and communication methods.
As with any major innovation, AI raises concerns and questions.
What’s more, Elon Musk doesn’t have the reputation of being the most reasoned person in the world; on the contrary, his technological ambitions can be frightening.
What is certain is that there is a world before and after AI, and that it’s better to learn how to use it than to suffer its evolution.
And that’s it, you now know everything there is to know about Open AI, see you soon! 🦋