ChatGPT is now online

ChatGPT is now online

OpenAI, the developer of ChatGPT, along with Microsoft confirmed that the chatbot can now browse the web to provide users with up-to-date information. For now – for paid subscribers, the BBC reports.

The AI-based system was previously trained only on data until September 2021.

The move means some premium users will be able to ask the chatbot questions about current events and view news.

OpenAI said that soon this feature will be available to all users.

It was also reported earlier this week that ChatGPT has learned to talk.

ChatGPT and other similar systems use huge amounts of data to generate responses to user queries. It is expected to fundamentally change the way we search for information on the Internet.

But until now the “knowledge” of the chatbot was “frozen” in time. The database was compiled from Internet content that existed until 2021. ChatGPT could not view the network in real time.

So, for example, if you ask in the free version when was the last earthquake in Turkey or if Donald Trump is alive, the answer will be:

“Sorry, but I can’t provide real-time information.”

ChatGPT’s inability to take recent events into account has been a disappointment for many users.

“Before this feature or capability appeared, you had to go to Google, Twitter, or your favorite news outlet. Now you can see it as your source for the latest news, gossip and current affairs.” – says Thomas Chamorro-Premuzik, professor of business psychology at University College London.

“I think it’s good in terms of getting your questions answered quickly.” he said, but warned that without a source, information provided through ChatGPT could be misleading.

There were several reasons why ChatGPT did not have a web search capability: First, the cost of computation – each individual request costs OpenAI a few cents.

But more importantly, ChatGPT was prohibited from repeating malicious or illegal content that the chatbot could find on the Internet in response to a query.

When asked why it took so long to allow users to search for relevant information, ChatGPT itself gave three answers. The chatbot said that language models will take a lot of time and resources to develop, that using real-world data can introduce inaccuracies, and that there are some questions about real-time access to information, especially copyrighted content.

In fact, OpenAI has already allowed ChatGPT to surf cyberspace for fresh information, The Register reports.

The company introduced Bing search to paying customers in May, but pulled the plug less than two months later over concerns that it could allow users to bypass paywalls that websites use to ensure that only subscribers can view their content.

OpenAI says that new rules have been introduced to instruct search engines on what information can and cannot be indexed, and “identifying user agents so that websites can control how ChatGPT interacts with them.”

Restored ChatGPT internet privileges are currently limited to paid customers.

“Browsing is available today for Plus and Enterprise users, and we’ll be expanding access to all users soon,” – it is said in company messages in Kh.

Also read on our website: ChatGPT now knows more: OpenAI secretly updated training data end date?

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