Excitement is already building for the next version of OpenAI’s artificial intelligence (AI) chatbot technology, with claims that GPT-5 could complete its training by the end of this year. If true, this could bring a major AI revolution with it.
Developer Siqi Chen made the assertion on Twitter, stating that OpenAI expects GPT-5 to achieve AGI, or artificial general intelligence. AGI refers to an AI’s ability to comprehend and learn any task or idea that humans can understand, potentially making it indistinguishable from a human in terms of its capabilities.
AGI could have a range of positive impacts, such as massively increasing the productivity of various AI-enabled processes and eliminating monotonous work for humans. However, there are also concerns about the potential negative effects of an AI with that level of power.
This news comes after OpenAI officially predicted the introduction of GPT-4.5 as an intermediate version between the current GPT-4 and the upcoming GPT-5, set to be released in September or October of 2023.
While we wait for more information and confirmation of GPT-5’s progress, the possibility of achieving AGI raises important questions about the potential consequences of such advanced AI.