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Open AI’s GPT 4o: Everything You Need to Know About the New ChatGPT Model

According to OpenAI’s chief Sam Altman, ChatGPT attracts about 100 million users every week, and this year, in January alone, the website witnessed about 1.6 billion visitors. 

The introduction of AI Chatboxes has enhanced business dealings and customer care. Today, India is second only to the USA in the use of AI, at 15.7%. 

According to India’s Chief Economic Advisor, V Anantha Nageswaran, AI tools like ChatGPT can benefit a developing nation like India with the growth of IT companies and the increase in projects and employment. 

With the update of GPT 4o, OpenAI’s flagship model is 2x faster and more advanced than ChatGPT 3, 3.5, and 4. 

What is GPT 4o?

GPT 4o is the flagship model of the OpenAI LLM technology portfolio that provides GPT-4 level intelligence in a faster and more advanced way, capable of understanding text, voice, and vision like a human.

On May 13, 2024, during the company’s Spring Updates event, Mira Murati, chief technology officer of OpenAI, said GPT-4o “brings GPT-4-level intelligence to everything, including our free users.”

The release of GPT 4o marks the new beginning for the GPT-4 LLM. GPT 4o stands for Generative Pre-Trained Transformer 4. The O stands for Omni, which suggests the model’s multiple text, vision, and audio modalities.

Unlike its predecessor, ChatGPT 4 Turbo, the new flagship model ChatGPT 4o can be used for text generation and Q&A and is capable of solving math problems, reasoning, and even coding. So, this newer version of ChatGPT is far more advanced regarding both capabilities and performance.

So, to better understand it, let’s delve deeper into what it does, how it differs from its predecessors, and how to use it. 

Differences: GPT-4o vs. GPT-4 Turbo and GPT-3.5

ChatGPT3.5 is a bridge between GPT 3 and 4, and the Open AI hasn’t clearly stated that it is better than ChatGPT 3. However, the main aim of the introduction is to increase the model’s speed and reduce the cost of running it. 

One big difference between all these ChatGPT models is that GPT 3.5 generates responses faster and has no hourly prompt restrictions, unlike GPT-4 and GPT 4o. 

The GPT 4 Turbo was then the flagship model until the introduction of the GPT 4o. Compared to ChatGPT 3.5, the GPT 4 Turbo is more competent, and overall, this advancement is more about efficiency. It comes with the advantage of ChatGPT Plus subscribers and all the fun toys that OpenAI developed, which include custom GPTs and live web access.

With the introduction of OpenAI’s latest flagship model, GPT 4o is much brighter than the rest of the ChatGPT models. It can understand human emotions, solve math problems, code, reason, understand Video, text, and images, and converse like a human. 

Feature/Model          GPT-3.5GPT-4 GPT-4 TurboGPT-4o
Release Date   August 3, 2023,   March 14, 202November 2023         May 13,  2024
Context Window16,385 tokens           8,192 tokens    128,000 tokens  128,000 tokens
Knowledge CutoffSeptember 2021September 2021April 2023October 2023
Input ModalitiesText      Text, limited image handlingText, images (enhanced)Text, images, audio (full multimodal capabilities)
Vision CapabilitiesBasic Image Analysis BasicEnhanced includes image generation via DALL-E 3Advanced vision and audio capabilities.
Multimodal CapabilitiesText and Image InputLimitedEnhanced image and text processingFull integration of text, image, and audio
Cost-Free   FreeStandardInput tokens are three times cheaper than GPT-450% cheaper than GPT-4 Turbo

What GPT 4o Can Do?

Let’s examine the flagship model’s capabilities to understand GPT4o’s functionality better. 

These are the following things the new OpenAI model can do:

1. Real-Time Interaction 

Murati said, “We know that as these models get more and more complex, we want the experience of interaction to become more natural.” She continued, “This is the first time that we are making a huge step forward regarding the ease of use.”

So, with the “refreshed” UI, you can easily interact with ChatGPT on a more conversational level by using a more familiar phrase: “Hey, ChatGPT.”

2. Knowledge Based Q&A

GPT-4o is trained to respond to questions and is equipped with a knowledge base. It can interpret what it sees through the camera in a more human way, making incisive inferences.

3. Multimodal Reasoning and Generation

The model can understand text, audio, images, and Video. It can also generate combinations of text, audio, and image outputs. The best part is that ChatGPT4o can respond to audio inputs within 232 milliseconds, with an average of 320 milliseconds, which is quite similar to the response time of human beings when in conversation. 

4. Language 

Compared to the other GPT models, the latest model is more accessible and valuable worldwide, not just in terms of quality and speed. Now, it supports more than 50 languages, allowing you to translate from one language to another.

5. Sentiment and Tone

The flagship model, GPT 4o, can understand user sentiments across modalities, whether audio, text, or video, and generate speech with emotional nuances. As a result, it makes it practical for applications requiring sensitive and nuanced communication.

6. Image Uploading and Data Analysis 

There is an advantage in that you can upload files to help you analyze the data charts. Moreover, it also allows you to create data charts based on your analysis or a prompt. This AI model has a window supporting up to 128,000 tokens, allowing you to have coherence over longer conversations or documents, making it suitable for detailed study.

7. Less Misinformation and Higher Safety 

The GPT 4o has the GPT-4 level of intelligence, which minimizes incorrect or misleading information, enhances the safety protocols, and ensures an output that is appropriate and safe for you as a user.

How to Access ChatGPT or GPT4o?

As a ChatGPT free user, you can access GPT 4o through OpenAI’s ChatGPT chatbot. However, you will face some restricted messages, and you might not get access to some advanced features, including vision, file uploads, and data analysis.

If you have a subscription as a ChatGPT Plus user, you can get access to GPT-4o services without any restrictions, like it is for free users. Moreover, as a developer, you can quickly get access through OpenAI’s API. 

OpenAI has integrated GPT-4o into desktop applications, including Apple’s macOS. If you have a custom ChatGPT 4, you can tailor your Chat4o to your specific business needs or departments. Also, you can explore GPT-4o’s capabilities in a preview mode within the Microsoft Azure OpenAI Studio, which is specifically designed to handle multimodal inputs, including text and vision.


To conclude, OpenAI is trying to give users different modalities to enhance the user experience through not just text prompts but also audio, images, and videos. Now, with the introduction of GPT4o, a new flagship model, AI interaction is changing its course, allowing users to engage and get solutions. 

Moreover, it is 50% cheaper than the previous GPT 4, making it easy to access and better to use with a variety of features. However, GPT 4o’s advantages and limitations are being tested. 

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