Recently, OpenAI released GPT-4, the latest iteration of its AI language model. And people are already putting the new AI tool to the test, including one user claiming that the model created a fully playable version of Pong in less than a minute.
Among them is Pietro Schirano, who tweeted out that GPT-4 created the iconic game in less than a minute, along with a screenshot of the conversation Schirano with GPT-4, asking how he could create “a pong-like game.”
I don’t care that it’s not AGI, GPT-4 is an incredible and transformative technology.
I recreated the game of Pong in under 60 seconds.
It was my first try.
Things will never be the same. #gpt4 pic.twitter.com/8YMUK0UQmd
— Pietro Schirano (@skirano) March 14, 2023
Additionally, Schirano managed to get GPT-4 to recreate playable versions of Asteroids and Breakout. Schirano also notes in a few replies that he tried to get GPT 3.5 to build Pong but was met with debugging issues, noting that GPT 4 managed to create a workable version of Pong the first time he was asked.
OpenAI released GPT-4 earlier this week. The company claims that the latest AI language model is “more creative and collaborative than ever before” and notes that it can accept text or image inputs from a user. Alongside recreating iconic video games, GPT-4 is also powering platforms such as Microsoft’s Bing chatbot.
It’s part of a recent wave of AI innovation that has sparked controversy in multiple communities as creators weigh the benefits and drawbacks of the new technology. One way or another, it’s never been easier to play Pong.
Taylor is the Associate Tech Editor at IGN. You can follow her on Twitter @TayNixster.