OpenAI, a company supported by Microsoft, has made a big change to its ChatGPT chatbot. Now, this chatbot can search the internet for fresh information. This is a big deal because, before this, it only knew things up to September 2021.
This means that soon, some users who pay extra will be able to ask ChatGPT about what’s happening right now and get news from it. OpenAI also says that all users will get this feature soon.
In addition to this, OpenAI has announced that ChatGPT will soon be able to talk to people using their voices. These changes are a big deal because they make it easier for people to get information from the Internet.
Before this upgrade, ChatGPT could only answer questions based on what it knew from the past. So, if you asked it about something recent, it would say, “I can’t give you real-time information.” This limitation frustrated some users who wanted to know what’s happening right now.
A professor named Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic from University College London thinks this upgrade is a good thing because it means ChatGPT can help people find information quickly.
But he also warns that using ChatGPT for information might not always be accurate, and people should be careful about where the information comes from.
OpenAI has faced questions from US regulators about whether ChatGPT could give out false information. Earlier, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) asked OpenAI how they deal with risks to people’s reputations because of the chatbot.
So, why did it take so long for ChatGPT to get this internet-searching ability? There are a few reasons. First, it’s really hard and expensive to teach language models like ChatGPT to use the internet in real-time. Second, using real-time data can sometimes make mistakes.
Lastly, there are privacy and ethical concerns about using the internet, especially when it comes to things like copyrighted content.
In the end, these upgrades to ChatGPT show that the AI world is facing a tough challenge.
They want AI to be super helpful, but they also need to make sure it’s safe and accurate. Finding the right balance isn’t easy, and it’s something that the tech world is still working on.