Part of the lag your seeing on GPT4 is they are letting it "roam" free on the live internet now. So while it should be able to give more up to date answers, and research to a better degree, that retrieving and crunching is eating into its CPU cycles.I have been feeding chatgpt macroquest stuff during beta for gpt4 data analyst here and there most of the year, its pretty up to date. Bing is a separate gpt4 model from what is being run on openai directly and not as trained or as advanced as the model being used by openai in alot of areas the MS model is completely seperate.
In GPT4 you can send it the actual file and don't have to work with just sending it code from the prompt. It is particularly handy for python stuff as well it can even build and run its own scripts in python. It still can screw things up pretty good too. Another problem is as more people start using it for more complex tasks the model is starting to lag and timeout a lot. They just took dalle3 and the more advanced data analyst stuff out of beta that created a big uptick in use, and they have also been making big upgrades to handle the demand. They need more upgrades.
Google bard is just ok, its a long ways off from openai.
The real thing to remember is that this is just a superpowered search engine/scraper combination. Its not really AI that's a buzz word that stuck what this really is behind the Ai mask is a giant ever growing database with advanced search functionality. It like any software is no better than those who programmed it. It contains their flaws and bias. Microsoft also now owns 49% interest in openai, with a 10 billion dollar investment it aims to use the tech to make bing the superior search engine in the world.
Other things to consider are the future in that this tech will change a lot of industries, and how we even work with the internet. Think about its massive potential for monetization, I would speculate that we will see a lot of the more powerful models gated by paid use, likely out of the scope of the recreational user that we have now. It will likely also be flooded with ads for publicly "Free" available models in the near future just like we saw in the evolution of search engines since the majority adoption of the internet unfortunately we have seen that type of "blow them up with spam ads" monetization method in a lot of great tech over the years as they became more widely used, while they have to pay the bills some how, I am really not looking forward to when this gets bogged down with ads.
My QKI Lua is written with GPT4 help its pretty capable if you know what to ask it.
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Lots of cool things coming as well. The new ui with myGPT's, More Plugins and stuff just launched about a week ago or so its a little buggy still. Also in beta now is "GPT Builder" This allows you to create and adjust specifics to your needs it adds personalized characterization to the GPT4 model, and can be fed your things more specific to what you want to do with the model, take a look here:
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