Microsoft Germany CTO, Andreas Braun, confirmed that GPT-4 is coming within a week of March 9, 2023 and that it will be multimodal. Multimodal AI means that it will be able to operate within multiple kinds of input, like video, images and sound. Multimodal Large Language ModelsThe big takeaway from the announcement is that GPT-4 is multimodal (SEJ predicted GPT-4 is multimodal in January 2023). Microsoft Director Business Strategy Holger Kenn explained multimodalities but the reporting was unclear if he was referencing GPT-4 multimodality or multimodality in genera. Microsoft Kosmos-1Something that apparently was underreported in the United States is that Microsoft released a multimodal language model called Kosmos-1 at the beginning of March 2023.