Microsoft latest AI technology, Visual ChatGPT, combines ChatGPT with visual foundation models (VFMs) such as Transformers, ControlNet, and Stable Diffusion. This integration allows users to communicate with ChatGPT beyond linguistic barriers, enabling them to generate and modify images in addition to the text-based conversation.
ChatGPT has gained recognition for its excellent conversational ability and reasoning skills across a variety of sectors, making it an excellent choice for a language interface. However, its linguistic training limits its ability to process or generate images from the visual environment. On the other hand, models like Visual Transformers and Steady Diffusion have impressive visual comprehension and producing abilities, making them a good choice for visual-based tasks.
Visual ChatGPT combines these two models, allowing it to handle complex visual inquiries and editing instructions that require the collaboration of different AI models across multiple stages. Additionally, it features a series of prompts that integrate visual model information into ChatGPT, enabling it to investigate ChatGPT’s visual capabilities using visual foundation models.
While Visual ChatGPT is a significant advancement in AI technology, researchers have observed certain challenges. For instance, the inconsistent generating outcomes caused by the failure of visual foundation models (VFMs) and the diversity of prompts require a self-correcting module to ensure that execution results are in line with human objectives and to make any necessary corrections. Adding such a module could lengthen the inference time of the model, which the team intends to explore further in future studies.
Visual ChatGPT is poised to revolutionize the way we interact with AI systems, enabling us to communicate beyond words and unlocking new possibilities for visual-based tasks. Although the technology is not perfect yet, the researchers continued efforts in this area are expected to lead to further advancements and breakthroughs. As the GPT-4 release date approaches, the future of ChatGPT appears brighter than ever before.