The revolution in AI communication: ChatGPT’s new “Mentions” function

On January 26, 2024, a landmark event in the fast-evolving realm of artificial intelligence took place: ChatGPT unveiled its “Mentions” feature, an exclusive offering for ChatGPT Plus subscribers. This innovation places users at the helm of commanding an array of AI bots, each specializing in its own field, signifying a revolutionary step in digital communication.

Imagine a scenario where you can interact with multiple GPT models simultaneously in a single chat window. This flexibility promises to significantly elevate efficiency, especially when dealing with complex tasks. The days of toggling between different chat windows may well be numbered. With the “Mentions” feature, you now have the ability to tap into the expertise of multiple AI models in a flowing, cohesive conversation.

The operation of this feature is remarkably intuitive. Simply typing the “@” symbol in the chat window opens the gateway to an arsenal of GPT models. From there, you can select the desired model and weave it into your discussion. Whether you have a specific query or are working on an extensive project, this method allows you to engage with a variety of GPTs in a single conversation.

A practical example highlights the scope of this innovation: Suppose you need to write a persuasive letter to your landlord to prevent eviction. With “Mentions,” you could initially use a GPT model specialized in letter writing, followed by a model for creating realistic images to add emotional elements. Then, you might bring in a legal GPT for compliance checks and finally a proofreader for the finishing touches – all within one seamless dialogue.

Like many groundbreaking technologies, “Mentions” is still in a developmental phase and occasionally exhibits growing pains. Yet, the future prospects are promising: soon, you might be able to pose a question to multiple GPTs simultaneously, without the need to ping them individually.

This new feature marks a turning point in how we interact with artificial intelligence. It invites us to redefine the boundaries of what’s possible and to revolutionize the efficiency of our digital communication. How will you leverage this innovation? Your experiences and insights could be pivotal in shaping the future landscape of artificial intelligence.

Alexander Pinker
Alexander Pinker
Alexander Pinker is an innovation profiler, future strategist and media expert who helps companies understand the opportunities behind technologies such as artificial intelligence for the next five to ten years. He is the founder of the consulting firm "Alexander Pinker - Innovation Profiling", the innovation marketing agency "innovate! communication" and the news platform "Medialist Innovation". He is also the author of three books and a lecturer at the Technical University of Würzburg-Schweinfurt.

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