OpenAI has announced that its GPT-4 API is now available to all paying customers.
The API has been under closed testing since its launch in March. Developers can integrate OpenAI’s large language model (LLM) into their own products for uses such as summarisation, coding assistance, analysis, and composition.
OpenAI has also introduced updates to chat-based models, announced a shift from the Completions API to the Chat Completions API, and outlined plans for the deprecation of older models.
OpenAI’s Chat Completions API models now account for 97 percent of OpenAI’s API GPT usage. The company has opted to begin retiring “Completions API” models in favour of newer Chat Completions API models and will retire models that are part of the Completions API in six months.
Starting January 4, 2024, the older models will be replaced with newer versions and developers using some of these models will be required to upgrade their integration manually. OpenAI will provide drop-in replacements for these older models.
Applications using some of these GPT-3 models (such as ada, babbage, curie, davinci) will “automatically be upgraded to the new models listed above on January 4, 2024,” according to OpenAI.
OpenAI also announced that it is making APIs for Whisper, DALL-E, and GPT-3.5 Turbo “generally available.” The company expects to continue fine-tuning the models throughout the year.
These updates are part of OpenAI’s efforts to improve its APIs and provide better services to its customers. Developers can expect more advancements in OpenAI’s API products in the coming months.
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