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OpenAI Enhances ChatGPT with Browsing Feature to Access Current Information

OpenAI Enhances ChatGPT with Browsing Feature to Access Current Information

OpenAI has announced significant improvements to its language model, ChatGPT. The AI startup revealed that ChatGPT will now have the capability to browse the internet, allowing users to access up-to-date and authoritative information. This upgrade effectively removes the knowledge cutoff that limited the chatbot to information prior to September 2021.

Earlier this year, ChatGPT introduced a browsing feature powered by Bing. However, this feature was temporarily taken down due to concerns related to paywall jumping. OpenAI has since addressed these issues and is now relaunching the browsing capability.

The new browsing upgrade will initially be available to ChatGPT Plus and Enterprise users, with wider access expected in the near future. To utilize this feature, users will need to enable ‘Browse with Bing’ under GPT-4.

Browsing is particularly useful for tasks that require current and accurate information. For example, it can assist users with technical research, product comparisons, or vacation planning. By browsing relevant websites, ChatGPT can provide concise answers along with links to trusted sources.

OpenAI has also recently announced additional enhancements to ChatGPT, including voice and image-based conversation features. These improvements enable voice interactions with users and the ability to process images during conversations.

Previously, ChatGPT’s knowledge cutoff limited its awareness of events beyond September 2021, resulting in incomplete or incorrect responses. However, with the new browsing feature, the chatbot will be able to provide more accurate information on recent world events and developments.

This browsing upgrade marks a significant step forward in expanding ChatGPT’s capabilities, allowing users to access real-time information and empowering them to have more meaningful interactions with the AI model.

Sources: OpenAI, Reuters

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