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ChatGPT Performance Boost Fuels GPT-4.5 AI Upgrade Rumors

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In Brief

  • The AI industry was buzzing with rumors of a GPT-4.5 upgrade to ChatGPT, with 'leaked' images suggesting new features.
  • OpenAI CEO Sam Altman dismissed the rumors, but the increased performance of ChatGPT fuels speculation of an imminent upgrade.
  • ChatGPT X account's cryptic tweets and the bot's own 'GPT 4.5-turbo' response hint at a potential update.
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There has been a flurry of activity from artificial intelligence (AI) industry followers on social media this weekend. It follows rumors regarding a highly-anticipated update to the popular AI chatbot ChatGPT

Speculation over a GPT-4.5 upgrade started with a ‘leaked’ image showing a new model with new advanced multimodal capabilities and new pricing on December 14.

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However, OpenAI CEO Sam Altman dismissed rumors regarding the latest update of the Microsoft-powered AI chatbot.

Nevertheless, more ‘leaks’ of a new GPT-4.5 model in ChatGPT have come out over the weekend, according to artificial intelligence industry observer Rowan Cheung. He said,

“The increased performance in the past 48 hours has made the speculation go rampant on X over the weekend.”

Users have been questioning the AI chatbot itself over which model and API it is running. OpenAI employee Will Depue called it a “weird and oddly consistent hallucination.” 

When asked what model it was running, ChatGPT responded with ‘GPT 4.5-turbo.’

Screenshot from ChatGPT query. Source: X/@AiBreakfast
Screenshot from ChatGPT query. Source: X/@AiBreakfast

Furthermore, there have been several reports claiming ChatGPT had a significant upgrade and has performed better than ever in the past 48 hours. 

Moreover, the ChatGPT X account was tweeting in cryptic emojis over the weekend, added Cheung.

He added that with Altman denying rumors, we probably won’t be getting a new version of ChatGPT this week.

“At the very least, ChatGPT’s increased performance in the past 48 hrs indicates SOME sort of upgrade in the works.”

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OpenAI and ChatGPT are currently playing catchup to Google and Gemini. On December 6, the tech giant rolled out its “ChatGPT killer” Gemini, a multimodal chatbot with advanced reasoning. 

However, the firm received a lot of flak after it was discovered that the Gemini demo video was faked.  

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In related news, Sacramento State launched a National Institute for Artificial Intelligence in Education last week. 

It aims to become one of the first US universities to become involved in “the ethical use and application of artificial intelligence in education.”

French AI firm Mistral launched its latest large language model, Mixtral 8x7B, last week. The firm claims it can already beat GPT-3.5 and Meta’s Llama 2 family on performance. 

Shares of Chinese AI giant SenseTime have fallen to an all-time low following the founder’s death on December 15. SenseTime founder and AI scientist Tang Xiao’ou died on Friday at the age of 55 after succumbing to an illness. 

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