OpenAI enhances model performance and customisation options

The new fine-tuning API gives developers more control, allowing a deep understanding of content and achieving higher-quality results.

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OpenAI has unveiled new features to enhance model performance and customizability, catering to developers seeking to optimise AI implementations for speed, accuracy, and cost-efficiency. These enhancements include a self-serve fine-tuning API for GPT-3.5, which has already facilitated the training of hundreds of thousands of models across various organisations since its launch in August 2023. Fine-tuning empowers models to grasp content deeply and augment their existing capabilities, resulting in superior outcomes tailored to tasks such as code generation, text summarisation, or personalised content creation.

One standout success story involves a leading job-matching platform that utilised fine-tuning GPT-3.5 Turbo to refine personalised job recommendations for users. By leveraging fine-tuning, it achieved an 80% reduction in token usage, allowing the platform to scale its messaging volume from under a million to roughly 20 million monthly messages, enhancing user engagement and satisfaction.

In addition to the fine-tuning API, OpenAI has introduced new features to provide developers with enhanced control and visibility over their fine-tuning projects. These features include epoch-based checkpoint creation, a comparative playground for model evaluation, third-party integrations with platforms like Weights and Biases, comprehensive validation metrics, and improved dashboard functionality.

Why does it matter?

The ChatGPT’s owner envisions widespread adoption of customised models across industries and use cases. It emphasises the importance of effectively scoping use cases, implementing robust evaluation systems, and leveraging the right techniques to optimise model performance.

OpenAI accommodates organisations seeking fully custom-trained models capable of comprehending complex domain-specific knowledge and behaviours. The company has expanded its Custom Models program, offering assisted fine-tuning services for organisations that require tailored AI solutions beyond the capabilities of standard fine-tuning. Assisted fine-tuning involves collaborative efforts with technical teams to implement advanced techniques, such as parameter-efficient fine-tuning, to maximise model performance across specific use cases or tasks. Thus, for organisations seeking to harness AI capabilities for personalised impact, OpenAI’s offerings provide a pathway towards tailored and effective AI implementations.