OpenAI, the leader in artificial intelligence and natural language processing, has announced the launch of its latest APIs - ChatGPT and Whisper. These APIs are designed to help developers build powerful apps and products with advanced natural language processing capabilities.
ChatGPT API: Devs New Best Friend in Natural Language Processing
The ChatGPT API is a powerful tool that calls gpt-3.5-turbo, the same model used in OpenAI's ChatGPT product. This model is the best choice for many non-chat use cases, and developers can easily migrate from text-davinci-003 to gpt-3.5-turbo with minimal adjustments needed to their prompts. Expect these to be implemented in every tool that boasts AI features and integrations.
Early Adopters of ChatGPT and Whisper APIs
Several companies have already taken advantage of the capabilities offered by the ChatGPT and Whisper models.
Snap Inc. recently launched My AI for Snapchat+, an experimental feature powered by the ChatGPT API. This new feature provides Snapchat users with a personalized chatbot that offers recommendations and can even write haikus in a matter of seconds.
Quizlet, a global learning platform, has been working with OpenAI for the past three years, utilizing GPT-3 for a variety of use cases such as vocabulary learning and practice tests. With the launch of the ChatGPT API, Quizlet has now introduced Q-Chat, an AI tutor that engages students with adaptive questions based on relevant study materials, all delivered through a fun chat experience.
Instacart is set to launch "Ask Instacart" later this year, augmenting the app to allow customers to ask about food and receive shoppable, inspirational answers. This will be made possible through the use of the ChatGPT API, alongside Instacart's own AI and product data from its 75,000+ retail partner store locations.
Shopify, a consumer app used by 100 million shoppers, is now using the ChatGPT API to power its new shopping assistant. This innovative feature makes personalized product recommendations based on the shopper's requests.
Speak, an AI-powered language learning app, has leveraged the Whisper API to develop its new AI speaking companion product.
Focus: Affordable Pricing
OpenAI has priced the ChatGPT API competitively, at $0.002 per 1K tokens, which, OpenAI says, is ten times cheaper than the existing GPT-3.5 models, making it more accessible to developers.
Model Updates to Improve Performance
OpenAI claims that developers using the gpt-3.5-turbo model "will always get OpenAI's recommended stable model" while retaining the flexibility to choose specific model versions. Today, OpenAI is releasing “gpt-3.5-turbo-0301,” which will be supported until at least June 1st, and will provide switchover updates for future model versions on the models page.
Whisper API: The Fastest, Cheapest, and Most Convenient Speech-to-Text Model
Whisper is OpenAI's open-sourced speech-to-text model, which has received an overwhelming response from the community since its release in September 2022. Developers can now access the large-v2 model through our API as whisper-1, the fastest, cheapest, and most convenient way to use the model. The Whisper API is priced at $0.006 per minute, rounded up to the nearest second.
Changes in Policies
Changes to Policies and Improved Data Privacy OpenAI has been collecting feedback from API customers over the last six months and made several concrete changes to improve data privacy and better serve its users. OpenAI has removed the use of data submitted through the API for model training or service improvement unless explicitly opted in by users. Additionally, OpenAI has implemented a 30-day data retention policy for API users, and users now own the input and output of the models. Other improvements include the removal of the pre-launch review by improving automated monitoring and simplifying terms of service and usage policies.
What Will Devs Do?
Artificial intelligence (AI) continues to be one of the hottest buzzwords in the tech industry, and it's not showing any signs of slowing down. With the release of the new ChatGPT and Whisper APIs, we can expect the AI hype to keep growing. These APIs make it easier for developers to build apps and products that use natural language processing, speech-to-text, and other AI capabilities. As more companies and individuals start using these APIs, we can expect to see a surge of new "chat" apps that leverage the technology.
But perhaps even more importantly, the growth of the prompt engineering field is something to watch out for. As the name suggests, prompt engineering involves designing prompts or instructions that are fed to AI models to generate specific outputs. With the new ChatGPT API, for example, developers can create prompts for the model to generate responses to user queries. This field is poised for growth as more companies realize the importance of fine-tuning AI models to achieve more accurate and relevant results.
Overall, the new ChatGPT and Whisper APIs offer exciting possibilities for developers and businesses looking to harness the power of AI. However, it's important to note that the technology is still evolving and there may be some challenges along the way. Nonetheless, the potential benefits are enormous, and it will be interesting to see how developers and businesses use these new tools to create innovative and useful products.