Timeline of AI and language models

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Time between releases of OpenAI’s GPT models

Model Months since last release
GPT-4
June/2022?
25m?
25 months?
GPT-3
May/2020
15m
15 months
GPT-2
Feb/2019
8m
8 months
GPT-1
Jun/2018
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Showing selected major milestones in AI development. Yes, the timeline is ordered by year descending, then month ascending, for my own amusement.

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TBA

GPT-4 (model)

OpenAI

TBA

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2021

January

The Pile v1 (dataset)

EleutherAI

March

Wudao 1.0 (model)

BAAI

June

GPT-J-6B (model)

EleutherAI

June

LaMDA 137B (chatbot model)

Google

June

Wudao 2.0 (model)

BAAI

June

M6 1T – MultiModality-to-MultiModality Multitask Mega-transformer (model)

Alibaba Dharma Academy

July

BlenderBot 2.0 (chatbot model)

Facebook

August

Jurassic-1 178B (model)

AI21

September

PLATO-XL 11B (chatbot model)

Baidu

September

Macaw 11B (Q&A model)

AI2 (Allen AI)

October

Megatron-Turing NLG 530B (model)

NVIDIA + Microsoft

October

Yuan 1.0 245B (model)

Inspur AI (China)

November

M6 10T – MultiModality-to-MultiModality Multitask Mega-transformer (model)

Alibaba Dharma Academy

November

Cedille 6B (model)

Cedille (French model based on GPT-J 6B)

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2020

January

Meena (chatbot model)

Google

April

BlenderBot 1.0 (chatbot model)

Facebook

May

GPT-3 175B (model)

OpenAI

September

GPT-3 writes a newspaper column

The Guardian/OpenAI

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2019

February

GPT-2 1.5B (model)

OpenAI

October

BERT used for search

Google

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2018

June

GPT-1 (model)

OpenAI

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2017

August

Transformer (architecture)

Google

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2011

February

Watson (system)

IBM

Appeared on Jeopardy! against champions Brad Rutter and Ken Jennings, winning the first place prize of $1m

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1966

ELIZA (chatbot)

MIT

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1950

Turing test (paper)

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1947

Turing lecture

First public lecture (London, 1947) to mention computer intelligence. Turing said: ‘What we want is a machine that can learn from experience… the possibility of letting the machine alter its own instructions provides the mechanism for this.’ A few months later, he introduced many of the central concepts of AI in an unpublished paper: Intelligent Machinery. Britannica

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Dr Alan D. Thompson is an AI expert and consultant. With Leta (an AI powered by GPT-3), Alan co-presented a seminar called ‘The new irrelevance of intelligence’ at the World Gifted Conference in August 2021. He has held positions as chairman for Mensa International, consultant to GE and Warner Bros, and memberships with the IEEE and IET. He is open to major AI projects with intergovernmental organisations and impactful companies, and is currently based in the US through 2022. Contact.

This page last updated: 19/Nov/2021. https://lifearchitect.ai/timeline/