OpenAI CEO Sam Altman recently confirmed that the company is not currently training GPT-5 and “will not be doing so in the near future.
GPT-5 is considered to be the successor to GPT-4, the big language model OpenAI released in March of this year.
An open letter recently asked labs like OpenAI to suspend the development of AI systems “more powerful than GPT-4.
At an MIT event, Altman said the letter “lacks most of the technical details to understand where the pause is needed,” and noted that an earlier version claimed OpenAI is currently training GPT-5. 5,” said Altman, “so in that sense, the letter is kind of silly.”
However, not training GPT-5 does not mean that OpenAI is no longer expanding the capabilities of GPT-4. Altman emphasized that they are also considering the security aspects of this work. “We’re doing other things on top of GPT-4 that I think have security implications that were completely ignored in the letter,” he said.