Dec 22, 2023

Deciphering what's new in ChatGPT: expanded and multimodality context window

Eva Barres

Welcome to the Koanly Artificial Intelligence Blog! In this post, we are going to analyze some of the main ChatGPT updates. In particular, we will focus on two major new features: the expansion of the context window and multimodal integration.

The first of these innovations is the Expanding the context window, an advance that expands the frontiers of contextual understanding. We will see how this improvement is transforming ChatGPT's ability to remember and understand information throughout longer conversations, offering more coherent and contextualized answers.

In addition, we will also analyze the second key innovation: multimodal integration. This development takes interaction with ChatGPT beyond the textual sphere, allowing the model to process information in other formats, such as images.

Learn how these new features not only affect the technology itself, but also how they integrate synergistically with Koanly's distinctive features. Let's do it!

Expanded context window

The ability to understand context is critical in any meaningful conversation. In this section, we are going to see how ChatGPT has taken an important step forward by expanding its “context window”, thus allowing a deeper and more coherent understanding of interactions.

What is the context window and why is it important?

La context window refers to the amount of previous information that a model can remember and take into account when generating responses. In previous versions, ChatGPT had limitations on the length of conversations it could consider, sometimes resulting in responses out of context. With the extended context window, these limitations have been reduced, allowing the model to take into account more extensive and complex information.

Greater understanding in long conversations

Imagine a long and complex conversation. Previously, the model could lose track or miss important details due to restrictions on the length of the context window. Now, ChatGPT can better retain and understand relevant information throughout longer interactions, improving the consistency and relevance of your answers.

  • How does it benefit users?

Imagine that you are a teacher who is immersed in the planning and design of a highly specialized educational course. With the new expanded context window of ChatGPT, you can hold a deep and detailed conversation about the objectives of the course, the specific topics you want to address, the preferred pedagogical methodologies and the necessary teaching resources.

As you progress in the interaction, ChatGPT uses its improved ability to remember and understand the key details you share. For example, you could discuss specific program requirements, your students' learning preferences, or even successful previous experiences. With the extended context window, the model can provide you with more precise suggestions and recommendations, adapted to your unique teaching style and the specific needs of your students.

This improvement not only facilitates course planning, but also transforms interaction with ChatGPT into a valuable tool for teacher training.

  • Improved resolution of queries and problems

In the area of assistance and support, the extended context window allows ChatGPT more effectively handle complex queries and detailed issues.

In the context of training and educational support, ChatGPT's expanded context window translates into a significant improvement in resolving specific queries and problems. Imagine that you are a teacher seeking guidance on how to address the comprehension difficulties of a particular group of students in your class.

With the extended context window, you can hold a detailed conversation with ChatGPT, sharing information about the specific challenges your students face, the strategies you have previously implemented and the results obtained. As you progress in the interaction, ChatGPT can remember and take into account key details, offering solutions that are more adapted and specific to your unique situation.

For example, you could discuss a scenario where some students struggle with a specific topic. ChatGPT, thanks to its improved capacity, can remember the strategies you have used before, propose alternative approaches and suggest specific resources that have proven to be effective in similar situations.

This expansion in the context window represents an important step forward in improving ChatGPT's ability to understand and respond coherently to longer and more complex conversations. As we explore these improvements, it's important to remember that technology must be used ethically and consciously.

Multimodal integration

This new Chat GPT feature goes beyond text processing, allowing the model understand and generate answers not only in words, but also in other formats as images.

This evolution marks a significant milestone in the interaction with artificial intelligence, since now ChatGPT not only understands text, but is also able to “see” and interpret images. Here are 2 fundamental aspects of this expansion: the cUnderstanding images And the Image generation.

Understanding images

ChatGPT has acquired the ability to understand images, unlocking great possibilities:

  • Extracting text: From simple descriptions to mathematical formulas, ChatGPT can extract textual information from the images we present to you.
  • Interpretation of graphics: Are you faced with a complicated bar chart? ChatGPT will not only interpret it, but it will also answer any questions you may have about it.
  • Understanding memes and visual jokes: Visual humor is no longer a mystery to AI! ChatGPT can understand memes and visual jokes, taking fun to new heights.
  • Identifying elements in images: From food plates to any visual element, ChatGPT can identify and provide relevant information. Imagine asking for the estimated calories in a dish, and getting an accurate answer!

Image generation

But that's not all. ChatGPT not only understands images, but it can also “generate” high-quality images with just a few instructions. This marks a significant breakthrough in the creative capacity of artificial intelligence:

  • Illustration of concepts: ChatGPT stands out when generating images to illustrate concepts and situations. From visual representations of abstract ideas to specific scenarios, ChatGPT's creativity unfolds with impressive dexterity.
  • Conscious limitations:
  • It does not generate images of public figures or copyrighted materials.
  • Although surprising, it is still under development to generate diagrams with labels, such as a diagram of a cell or the human body.

This multimodal integration not only redefines the way we interact with ChatGPT, but it also opens up great possibilities for creating and understanding visual content.

Example of an educational situation where multimodal integration in ChatGPT would transform the learning experience:

Scenario: Biology lesson on photosynthesis

A student, María, is using ChatGPT to learn about photosynthesis, a key topic in her biology class. Through the multimodal integration, the experience would be enriched as follows:

  1. Contextualized text: Maria begins by asking questions about photosynthesis in the chat. Instead of simply receiving answers in text, the extended context window allows the platform to remember previous questions and provide more coherent and contextualized answers as the conversation progresses.
  2. Explanatory images: Maria is presented with explanatory images of the key processes of photosynthesis. By showing visual diagrams, ChatGPT would help visualize abstract concepts, facilitating María's understanding of how plants convert sunlight into energy.
  3. Extracting text: María uploads an image from the textbook with a mathematical formula related to photosynthesis. ChatGPT would extract the text from the image and provide you with a detailed explanation, helping you understand the equation more fully.
  4. Generating images to illustrate concepts: To reinforce María's understanding of the topic, ChatGPT would generate illustrative images that represent different stages of photosynthesis. These images would help Maria to visualize the process in her mind and strengthen her knowledge.
  5. Interpretation of graphics: Maria finds a bar graph related to the amount of carbon dioxide absorbed by plants during photosynthesis. ChatGPT would not only interpret the graph, but it also answers María's specific questions about variations in CO2 absorption.

This multimodal educational experience goes beyond the simple transmission of information. The combination of text, images and visual comprehension capacity enriches Maria's interaction with the content, making her learning more interactive, understandable and personalized.

Integrating what's new in Koanly: boosting features

At Koanly, we are at the forefront of innovation, actively exploring new possibilities to improve our services. The recent updates to ChatGPT, such as the expanded context window and the multimodal integration, not only transform the way we interact with artificial intelligence, but they also open up new opportunities to enhance the functionality of Koanly, our platform specialized in artificial intelligence. Our technical team is working to incorporate these new features and integrate them into the educational context. Don't miss out on the news in the coming months!

Now that you've seen the main new features of Chat GPT, explore how you can improve your educational and training experience through our tool. Come and join the AI revolution!

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