Danish Kapoor
Danish Kapoor

Statements from OpenAI CTO about GPT-5 features and release date

GPT-5, OpenAI’s next big step, has been eagerly awaited for a long time. Mira Murati, the company’s CTO, made important statements about GPT-5’s capabilities in an interview with Dartmouth Engineering. This interview was published on the X (formerly Twitter) platform and allowed us to learn more about GPT-5’s capabilities and release date.

Murati describes the transition from GPT-4 to GPT-5 as like a high school student transitioning to university. “If you look at the developmental curve, systems like GPT-3 were perhaps at the intelligence level of a child.” says Murati. “GPT-4, on the other hand, is at the level of a smart high school student. In the next few years, we aim to reach doctoral level intelligence in certain tasks. “Changes and developments are progressing quite rapidly.”

This statement reveals how great the potential of GPT-5 is. However, according to Murati, there is still some time to reach this level. During the interview, when asked about the release date of GPT-5, Murati replies, “In a year and a half.” This means GPT-5 could be released in late 2025 or early 2026. This may be disappointing for some people who are eagerly waiting for the next big step.

At first, there were rumors that the GPT-5 model would be available by the end of 2023. However, this did not happen. Then, rumors began to circulate that it would be released this summer. These rumors resulted in the operationalization of GPT-4o, a version of GPT-4. GPT-4o was an impressive development, but it did not represent the huge leap in intelligence that Murati was talking about.

Microsoft’s CTO Kevin Scott shares a similar view. Scott states that the next generation of artificial intelligence systems will be “capable of passing doctoral exams” and that this will be possible thanks to better memory and reasoning abilities.

Murati acknowledges that “doctoral-level” intelligence will only apply to certain tasks. “These systems are already at human level in some tasks, but of course they are not at that level in many tasks.” says. This means GPT-5 will perform very well in certain areas, but it won’t excel in all areas.

The development of GPT-5 is awaited with great excitement. The launch of this upcoming AI model from OpenAI looks set to make a huge impact in the tech world. Time will tell how far GPT-5 will go and in which areas it will revolutionize.

Danish Kapoor