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How OpenAI DevDay Changed the Tech Industry In One Day

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How OpenAI DevDay Changed the Tech Industry In One Day

Vitalii Shevchuk
Level Up Coding
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OpenAI Devday was the first developer conference organized by OpenAI, featuring the latest advancements in AI research, practical applications, and the impact of ChatGPT on various industries. The event took place on November 6, 2023, in San Francisco, and attracted hundreds of developers from around the world to explore new tools and exchange ideas with OpenAI’s technical staff. We will summarize the main highlights and takeaways from the conference, and what they mean for software engineers who want to leverage the power of ChatGPT.

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New Models Releases

One of the most exciting announcements at DevDay was the launch of a preview of the next generation of ChatGPT, GPT-4 Turbo. GPT-4 Turbo is a large multimodal model that can understand and generate natural language or code and image inputs and outputs (coming soon). GPT-4 Turbo is more capable and knows world events up to April 2023. It also has a 128K context window, which means it can fit the equivalent of more than 300 pages of text in a single prompt. Moreover, GPT-4 Turbo is cheaper and faster than the previous version of ChatGPT, GPT-4, which was released in March 2023 and made generally available to all developers in July 2023.

Another new product that was introduced at DevDay was the Assistants API, which makes it easier for developers to build their own assistive AI apps that have goals and can call models and tools. The Assistants API allows developers to define functions of their app or external APIs, and have the model intelligently choose to output a JSON object containing arguments to call those functions. For example, a developer can create an assistant that can book a flight, check the weather, or order a pizza, by describing the relevant functions and parameters to the model.

OpenAI also showcased its new multimodal capabilities in the platform, including vision, image creation (DALL·E 3), and text-to-speech (TTS). Vision is a new model that can…