The Unbelievable World of GPT-4: A Journey with Daniel Aharonoff
Fellow Scholars, I recently dived into Microsoft’s assessment of OpenAI’s GPT-4 AI, and I must say, I am completely blown away. It was a shocking and delightful experience, and I’d love to share my thoughts with you! By the end of this article, I believe you’ll be just as speechless as I am. So, let’s dive into the fascinating experiments and findings that make GPT-4 a game-changer in the world of AI.
Playing Text-Based Games and Creating Maps
One of the most fun experiments involved playing a text-based game with GPT-4. The AI navigated through a map, and we created a little adventure for it. After reaching the goal, the AI was able to:
- Reconstruct the map of the game
- Draw a map (using text) that was perfect
This is truly an impressive feat, especially considering that nobody had asked the AI to remember the layout.
Creating Images with Text and Improving Over Time
GPT-4 can also create images using text by writing code for a software like TikZ. We asked it to write code for a little person built from the letters of the alphabet, and it didn’t disappoint. In fact, it improved over time, and even created a simple mock-up of a video game!
But here’s the mind-blowing part: this version of GPT-4 has never seen an image. Yet, it learned to “see” just from the textual descriptions of things it had read on the internet. Incredible, isn’t it?
Stacking Objects and Problem Solving
We tested GPT-4’s problem-solving skills by asking it to stack various items in a stable manner. The newer version of the AI provided a practical solution and showed a great understanding of how to stack the objects safely and securely.
Coding Skills and Mathematical Prowess
GPT-4’s coding skills are so sharp that it could likely be hired as a real software engineer. It even managed to complete a coding interview in just under four minutes!
Additionally, GPT-4 showed exceptional mathematical skills by solving complex problems from the International Mathematics Olympiad. It nearly solved a physics-inspired problem using integral calculus, demonstrating an outstanding understanding of advanced mathematics.
Conclusions: A Spark of General Intelligence?
Microsoft claims that GPT-4 might have a spark of general intelligence. This is something many people thought was impossible or, at the very least, far off in the future. Yet, here we are. The future is here, and it’s more intelligent than we’ve ever seen before.
This article barely scratches the surface of the 450-page paper, but I’d definitely love to continue exploring the depths of GPT-4’s capabilities. So, consider subscribing and stay tuned for more mind-blowing discoveries in the world of AI!
Thanks for reading, and I’ll see you next time!