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Zhipu AI Introduces GLM-4 Model: Next-Generation Foundation Model Comparable with GPT-4

A research team from Zhipu AI introduced a new model at their recent event in Beijing, GLM-4 addressed the challenge in the field of Large Language Models (LLMs). It focuses on the need for improved context lengths, multimodal capabilities, and faster inference speeds. The existing models face issues in handling extensive text lengths while maintaining accuracy and ensuring versatile interactions for complex tasks. 

GLM-4 introduces significant improvements, supporting a context length of 128k tokens and achieving almost 100% accuracy even with lengthy text inputs. The model incorporates GLM-4 All Tools, an intelligent agent feature capable of autonomously understanding and executing complex instructions, enabling interactions with web browsers, code interpreters, and multimodal text-generation models. This proposed model addresses the limitations of existing models, making GLM-4 a potentially more economical choice for businesses.

GLM-4’s key features include its ability to handle a context window length of 128k tokens, equivalent to processing text spanning 300 pages with a single prompt. The model introduces the GLM-4 All Tools, showcasing autonomous interpretation and planning of complex instructions and facilitating interactions with web browsers, code interpreters, and other models. The All Tools feature achieves results comparable to GPT-4 All Tools in tasks like information retrieval accuracy. GLM-4’s versatility extends to file processing, data analysis, and chart drawing, supporting various file formats such as Excel, PDF, and PPT. Additionally, the model demonstrates enhanced multimodal capabilities, offering improved text-to-image generation and multimodal understanding.

In conclusion, GLM-4 represents a significant advancement in the realm of large language models, effectively addressing limitations found in existing models. Its improved context length, multimodal capabilities, and intelligent agent features contribute to faster inference speeds, higher concurrency support, and reduced inference costs. The All Tools functionality, along with GLM-4’s automatic and versatile nature, positions it as a comprehensive solution capable of handling a wide range of tasks. 


Pragati Jhunjhunwala is a consulting intern at MarktechPost. She is currently pursuing her B.Tech from the Indian Institute of Technology(IIT), Kharagpur. She is a tech enthusiast and has a keen interest in the scope of software and data science applications. She is always reading about the developments in different field of AI and ML.


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