Tomorrow's Doors are Unlocked as We Tread the OpenAI Terrain
We’re already ahead of our time, some might say. However, naysayers believe we’re proverbially many light-years away from the kind of artificial intelligence we’d like to believe we have.
The scientific community knows this well, although not all will admit it. Yet, there is an incessant struggle to manifest things we only see in sci-fi flicks.
Evidence of this lies in the attempts to create an app using OpenAI, and there are indeed some apps built using OpenAI already out there.
How capable they are is a million-dollar question applicable in each case. But one thing is for sure; these apps are delivering results at some level – how praiseworthy the output is, depends on your purpose, expectations, and requirements.
Take GPT-3, for example; it was initially touted as a brilliant tool for delivering content-based results, and it is quite spectacular. It is more technically described as an autoregressive language model that uses deep learning to produce human-like text. However, its brilliance is only just that inasmuch as it can produce from within the pool of language assets it possesses.
To put that in easier, palatable words; for the average Joe, it seems to be quite good, but not for a professional writer who will likely always feel he or she can do way better.
You can clearly see how argumentative the issue is, even contentious. But we’re still making progress.
That’s why there is a company and an API used by OpenAI development teams in operation today to help you build incredibly futuristic OpenAI apps.
So, let’s dig a little deeper to see what kind of progress OpenAI has made and where it is heading. We’ll explore the core capabilities as well as some apps that have been built.
Technologies that Have Made Our Acquaintance
The use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) is incredible, and now we have OpenAI helping us make inroads into what tomorrow's world may look like.
To leverage the industry, OpenAI has eased the pain of tech-savants by delivering the work of hours and weeks into some minutes.
GPT-3: This performs a variety of natural language tasks, Codex, which translates natural language to code.
DALL·E: This creates and edits original images.
GPT-3 Chat: GPT-3 is a tremendous OpenAI model that’s currently stirring massive interest. It can perform a variety of natural language tasks.
The GPT-3 model was trained via a Machine Learning technique known as Reinforcement Learning from Human Feedback (RLHF).
This enabled it to answer follow-up questions, decline inadequate requests, declare its shortcomings and errors, and much more.
DALL-E 2: This is a new AI system that can create surprisingly realistic images and art based on a text description.
The system combines concepts, attributes, styles, and edits details to improve existing images just through a verbal request with desired results.
Codex: This is a system that translates natural language to code. It serves as a model that interprets simple commands in simple language.
A Company | A Platform | An API
These are Not 1 thing - they are 3 Different Entities
Some say our first love in the AI realm is GPT3. Owned by Microsoft, it's OpenAI's creation. So, is OpenAI an organization, a platform, an API, or what?
Yes, it at all of that. Much like Apple - a company, a phone, a platform, etc.
Well, not quite, but you get the idea in general. Or perhaps Jobs' historic iPhone presentation may be a better one: a phone, a computer, and a music player.
So, anyway, apart from the two analogies, OpenAI forms more than just the basis of your desired product. There are other technologies, frameworks, libraries, and whatnot that comprise a solution or any measure.
You can start with the framework used to produce AI code itself.
AI code is written in Python. The company, OpenAI, leverages TensorFlow, Google's Python library, which has its core written in C++.
OpenAI, the company, allows the use of its open-source API for accessing newer AI models built by OpenAI (the company).
What Can OpenAI tech-offerings/models be used for?
The OpenAI API is a game changer; unlike the greater number of existing AI systems that are built to serve one use-case, OpenAI's API offers a general-purpose “text in, text out” interface. This lets you use it for virtually any English language task.
Language task. Hmmm.
Ok, so here's the twist; while we fell in love with GPT3 and thought that was the world, we now have an API by OpenAI that allows you to feed in text and voice input to get you design-related content. Yes, that’s DALL·E and DALL·E 2.
What we see at the surface and in the results, be it design or simple voice chat answers, are a result of their own feeds and internalized bots feeding off one another in an ever-so-rapid neural learning process.
You can read about neural learning in our blog post here
The use of AI and ML is insane, and here we have OpenAI pushing the wonderful aspects of what it can be used for.
To leverage the industry, OpenAI has been the torchbearer for AI techies – it has shrunk hours and hours of work into a few minutes.
For example, the processing speed of OpenAI is around 300 years/day.
Ok, that sounds odd. We never knew about speed and velocity measured in this unit of measure. Well, this is new and real. Get used to it.
Actually, 300 years/day is an old figure. It's way faster now because of the computing speeds in demand. And this is the issue that has been marred by controversy. There are ethical concerns with AI computing speeds, which we'll address in another post.
Do You Want to Create an App Based on OpenAI?
Tech evolution may keep you thinking about your next app. You’d want it to be something out-of-the-box, and that’s exactly what you can have. AI already began impacting our lives years ago, but now you have a chance to be part of this reality in an active sense.
Wouldn’t it be awesome to play your part? Moreover, OpenAI promises to keep a close eye on how its API is used, given the concerns that so many people raise.
Bring forward an idea that we can brainstorm with you and help you fulfill. You can also hire an OpenAI developer team based on your needs. Explore what we’re about, and get an idea of the time and the OpenAI Development cost for your idea.
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