Since its launch on March 14th, 2023, GPT-4 has spread like wildfire on the internet. Many programmers and tech enthusiasts are putting it through its paces and thinking up creative use cases for it.
Even though it’s only been a couple of days since GPT-4 launched, many companies have already found some amazing applications for it. In this article, we’ll discuss twelve mind-blowing use cases for GPT-4 and how you can use it in everyday life.
GPT-4: The progress so far
Before we talk about all the impressive new use cases people have found for GPT-4, let’s first get to know what this technology is and understand all the hype around it.
GPT stands for “Generative Pre-Trained Transformer,” a deep-learning model that generates human-like text. The first GPT model released to the public by OpenAI was GPT-2 in 2019.
GPT-3 was released the following year and powers many popular OpenAI products. In 2022, a new model of GPT-3 called “text-davinci-003” was released, which came to be known as the “GPT-3.5” series.
And that brings us to GPT-4. While previous models were limited to text input, GPT-4 is also capable of visual and audio inputs. It has also impressed the AI community by acing the LSAT, GRE, SAT, and Bar exams. It can generate up to 50 pages of text at a single request with high factual accuracy. You can read more about it here.
It’s easy to be overwhelmed by all these new advancements, but here are 12 use cases for GPT-4 that companies have implemented to help paint the picture of its limitless capabilities.
Since GPT-4 can hold long conversations and understand queries, customer support is one of the main tasks that can be automated by it. Seeing this opportunity, Intercom has released Fin, an AI chatbot built on GPT-4.
Fin only limits responses to your support knowledge base and links to sources for further research. If a query is too complex, it’ll notify a support person. You can join the waitlist if you’re interested in using Fin on your website.
Unlike all the other entries on this list, this is a collaboration rather than an integration. OpenAI is using Stripe to monetize its products, while Stripe is using OpenAI to improve user experience and combat fraud.
For example, in Stripe’s documentation page, you can get your queries answered in natural language with AI. Feel free to read more about Stripe and OpenAI’s collaboration.
3. Be My Eyes
As noted before, GPT-4 has visual processing capabilities. Be My Eyes uses that capability to power its AI visual assistant, providing instant interpretation and conversational assistance for blind or low-vision users.
OpenAI shared an excellent example of this. Say you send a picture of the contents of a fridge—the app will not only identify the ingredients but even recommend some delicious recipes!
In cases where the tool cannot assist the user, a human volunteer will fill in. This feature is currently in a closed beta. Feel free to read more about it or sign up for the waitlist.
The language learning app Duolingo is launching Duolingo Max for a more personalized learning experience. This new subscription tier gives you access to two new GPT-4 powered features, Role Play and Explain my Answer.
Explain My Answer provides feedback on why your answer was correct or incorrect. Role Play enables you to master a language through everyday conversations. You can read more about it here.
5. Bardeen AI
At Bardeen, we know AI is the next big step in workflow automation. Because of this, we’ve integrated OpenAI into our platform and are building some exciting new AI-powered features, like ‘Type to Create’ automations.
You can read more about these new AI-powered features here. To stay updated, sign up for our waitlist.
6. Khan Academy
As we saw with Duolingo, AI can be useful for creating an in-depth, personalized learning experience. Khan Academy has leveraged GPT-4 for a similar purpose and developed the Khanmigo AI guide. You can see it in action in this video.
Along with the chatbot, Khan Academy will also implement many other GPT-4 features to its platform in the coming months. You can subscribe to the newsletter to stay updated on the latest developments.
Milo, a parenting app, is leveraging GPT-4 for families and communities. Acting as a virtual co-parent, it’ll use GPT-4 for managing tasks like sending birthday party invitations, family whiteboards, and sitter payment reminders.
This product is currently a work in progress. It’s focused on doing specific tasks with appropriate guardrails to ensure security and privacy. If you’re interested, you can sign up for the waitlist.
For a long time, Quora has been a highly trusted question-and-answer site. With Poe (short for “Platform for Open Exploration”), they’re creating a platform where you can easily access various AI chatbots, like Claude and ChatGPT.
You can ask any question you want (or choose from a suggestion), get an answer instantly, and have a conversation. It is currently only available on iOS, but they plan to expand it as the technology evolves. You can read more about it here.
Microsoft is a major investor in OpenAI, so it’s no surprise that Bing is leveraging GPT-4. It can provide personalized answers to your questions, like recommending smartphones, writing a poem, or creating a diet plan.
As GPT-4 develops further, Bing will improve at providing personalized responses to queries. You can read more about these new features here.
10. Government of Iceland
English has become more widely used in Iceland, so their native language is at risk. So, the Government of Iceland is working with OpenAI to improve GPT-4’s Icelandic capabilities.
Since the GPT models are trained mainly in English, they don't use other languages with an equal understanding of grammar. So, a team of volunteers is training GPT-4 on Icelandic using reinforcement learning. You can read more about this on the Government of Iceland’s official website.
11. Morgan Stanley
Since its foundation, Morgan Stanley has maintained a vast content library on investment strategies, market commentary, and industry analysis. Now, they’re creating a chatbot powered by GPT-4 that will let wealth management personnel access the info they need almost instantly.
As noted before, GPT-4 is highly capable of text retrieval and summarization. It can scan large blocks of text in mere seconds. This makes it the ideal model for such a use case. You can read more about this here.
Eliclit is an AI research assistant that uses language models to automate research workflows. It can find papers you’re looking for, answer your research questions, and summarize key points from a paper.
There’s a new version of Elicit that uses GPT-4, but it is still in private beta. If you need an AI research assistant that makes it easier to find papers and summarize them, sign up for Elicit.
How can you access GPT-4?
After reading this article, we understand if you’re excited to use GPT-4. Currently, you can access GPT-4 if you have a ChatGPT Plus subscription. If you want to build an app or service with GPT-4, you can join the API waitlist.
Of course, this just scratches the surface of GPT-4’s capacity. There are many more use cases that we didn’t cover in this list, from writing “one-click” lawsuits to turning a napkin sketch into a functioning web app.
The potential of this technology is truly mind-blowing, and there are still many unexplored use cases for it.
If you’re excited about GPT-4, why not try it out? Get a ChatGPT Plus subscription or join the API waitlist. Alternatively, sign up for one of the above websites which use GPT-4.
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