ChatGPT can now search data on the internet

The AI chatbot ChatGPT can now retrieve data directly from the internet and gather up-to-date information in real-time, parent company OpenAI announced on Wednesday.

Until now, ChatGPT's answers have been based on an extensive database, the most recent of which dates back to August 2021. The database limited the relevance and completeness of the chatbot's output.

The open architecture model, which allows the software to access content from various sources on the internet, brings more risks in addition to a more extensive database. For example, there is a greater chance of incorrect content being sent to the user, even though ChatGPT selects the sources for the content itself.

Browse with Bing, the product OpenAI launched on Wednesday, will be initially reserved for paying subscribers. However, the company says it will soon be available to all users.

ChatGPT became the fastest-growing consumer app in history this year, reaching 100 million active monthly users in January before being overtaken by Meta's Threads app. The chatbot will soon have the ability to engage in voice conversations with users and interact using images after a major update announced by OpenAI this week.



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