Microsoft and OpenAI to Launch GPT-4 Next Week

Microsoft and OpenAI are set to launch GPT-4, the next generation of language modeling, as early as next week. The news was revealed by Andreas Braun, the CTO of Microsoft Germany, at a digital kickoff event titled ‘AI in Focus – Digital Kickoff’ on March 9.[0] GPT-4 is expected to be a major upgrade from the current GPT-3.5, as it will offer “completely different possibilities” beyond text, such as videos and other content.

GPT-4 is the underlying large language model that powers apps like ChatGPT. At the moment, ChatGPT can only reply in text form, but the imminent update may change that.[1] Microsoft has made several significant investments in OpenAI, the maker of the GPT language module, so the new version of ChatGPT should benefit from GPT-4 integration.[2]

Microsoft has already confirmed that the new Bing, or Bing Chat, is more powerful than ChatGPT, and it is speculated that GPT-4 is being used in the new Bing.[3] However, this has not been confirmed.[4] With GPT-4 launching very soon, we may not have to wait long to find out what the new version of ChatGPT is capable of and how much of an improvement it offers.[1]

GPT-4’s extra power will also allow for things like AI-generated videos and other content.[5] Microsoft has demonstrated an example of how a call center could use GPT-4 to automatically convert phone conversations between employees and customers into text.[6]

The two companies have been working closely together to improve AI capabilities, and Microsoft recently unveiled the latest version of Windows 11, which is bringing Bing AI into the search on the taskbar.[7] Microsoft Edge browser and the Bing app for Android and iOS now offer an AI chatbot for users.[7]

Microsoft and OpenAI have formed a close partnership, and it would be surprising if GPT-4 doesn’t eventually roll out in OpenAI’s products.[6] It is unclear when the new version of ChatGPT will be released, but more details are expected soon, especially at the “The Future of Work Reinventing Productivity with AI” discussion by Satya Nadella on March 16.[8]

0. “Microsoft Bing Chat to Get GPT-4 Upgrade, Adding Video and Audio Responses” WinBuzzer, 10 Mar. 2023,

1. “Microsoft will launch ChatGPT 4 with AI videos next week” Digital Trends, 10 Mar. 2023,

2. “GPT-4 will be introduced next week, and it may let you create AI-generated videos” Windows Central, 10 Mar. 2023,

3. “GPT-4 to generate videos? Microsoft Germany CTO drops details ahead of launch” The Indian Express, 10 Mar. 2023,

4. “GPT-4: all the rumors about the next version of ChatGPT” Digital Trends, 3 Mar. 2023,

5. “AI-generated videos may be the next big thing as Microsoft confirms GPT-4 reveal” Android Authority, 10 Mar. 2023,

6. “Bing with ChatGPT tipped for a massive upgrade — GPT-4 is coming with video” Tom's Guide, 10 Mar. 2023,

7. “ChatGPT 4 is coming next week, Microsoft CTO says it will power video AI assistant” India Today, 10 Mar. 2023,

8. “Microsoft to launch ChatGPT-4 next week”, 10 Mar. 2023,

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