The tech world is buzzing with excitement as Microsoft Germany spilled the beans on the highly anticipated release of OpenAI’s GPT-4. The artificial intelligence model is set to make a grand entrance next week and promises to revolutionize the world of language processing with its ability to handle images and videos.

The arrival of GPT-4 has been hotly anticipated ever since the release of ChatGPTChatGPT, OpenAI’s language model, last November. Fans have been eagerly waiting for the next iteration, and it seems the wait is almost over. Andreas Braun, the CTO of Microsoft Germany, revealed the news at the KI im Fokus conference, dedicated to all things AI.

“We’re thrilled to announce that next week we’ll be unveiling GPT-4, which will introduce multimodal capabilities, such as generating videos. It’s going to be a game-changer,” he exclaimed.

The big reveal is expected to take place during Microsoft’s Future of Work with AI conference, scheduled for Thursday, March 16th, at 5 pm French time. It’s unclear whether it will be OpenAI or Microsoft making the announcement, as the two companies are partners and work closely together. Microsoft has invested heavily in OpenAI and integrated its AI into Bing.

With the new GPT-4 model, OpenAI is taking a giant leap forward in terms of multimodal capabilities. Unlike its predecessor, GPT-3.5 (which powers ChatGPT), the latest version can understand and generate multiple types of information, such as audio, images, and videos. This could potentially replace other OpenAI models like Dall-E, which generates realistic images from a single sentence, and Whisper, the latest in voice recognition technology.

While the announcement is undoubtedly exciting news, it’s essential to note that it may take some time before GPT-4 becomes widely available. It’s likely that OpenAI will only announce the model itself, rather than its integration into ChatGPT, Bing, or any other interface. However, given the popularity of OpenAI’s technology, we can expect to see high demand from both the public and businesses alike.