GPT-4 is Still a Rumor

During an interview with StrictlyVC, OpenAI CEO Sam Altman addressed rumors regarding GPT-4. He has no idea when it may become available. He dismissed a viral chart that falsely compares the number of parameters in GPT-3 (175 billion) to GPT-4 (100 trillion), calling it “complete bullshit.” He stated that the rumor mill surrounding GPT-4 is ridiculous, and that people will be disappointed by the hype. He also mentioned that the company is not yet close to creating an AI system with human-equivalent capabilities across many domains, which is what is often referred to as an artificial general intelligence (AGI).

People should listen closely to Sam Altman when he speaks about AI. We are all amazed by the productivity increases enabled by GPT 3.5 and ChatGPT, but speculating about the capabilities of GPT-4 is just dumb. We’ll know when we know.

My advice? Learn how to use the existing models to your advantage. It will help you get the most out of whatever comes next.

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About Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit



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