In the past, OpenAI stated that the ChatGPT chatbot could only provide answers to questions provided that those answers do not fall after September 2021. Today, that has changed thanks to ChatGPT adding support for accessing the internet for answering questions, via Microsoft's Bing search engine.
In a series of X (formerly Twitter) posts, OpenAI stated:
Since the original launch of online reading in May, we have received useful feedback. Updates include following robots.txt and identifying user agents so websites can control how ChatGPT interacts with them.
Surfing is especially useful for tasks that require up-to-date information, such as helping you with technical research, trying to choose a bike or planning a vacation.
Browsing is available to Plus and Enterprise users today, and we'll be expanding to all users soon. To enable, select Browse with Bing in the selector under GPT-4.
Of course, using Bing as the preferred search engine for ChatGPT is no accident. Microsoft's own Bing Chat chatbot uses OpenAI's GPT-4 as part of its own. Microsoft has invested billions of dollars in OpenAI, and as a result it gets access to its services even before OpenAI adds them to its own services.
In fact, the new Paint app update for Windows 10 and 11 now includes an AI-based image generator feature called Cocreator that uses OpenAI's own DALL-E AI art producer.
OpenAI has been pretty busy on its own lately. Earlier this month, it announced DALL-E 3, a new version of its AI image creator that can access ChatGPT to help it create digital artwork.
A few days ago, OpenAI announced new features for the ChatGPT mobile apps for iOS and Android that allow users to chat with the chatbot by voice. It can also take a picture and have ChatGPT analyze it.
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