ChatGPT, released in November 2022, and is undoubtedly a powerful and interesting tool. However, its experience is limited to September 2021 data. There was a big change today. In a recent announcement.
X (formerly Twitter), OpenAI announced that ChatGPT has gained the ability to access the Internet for real, factual information. This feature is enabled by integrating with Microsoft’s Bing search engine, allowing ChatGPT to provide you with up-to-date information and direct links.
The company has made this special for ChatGPT Plus users and ChatGPT Enterprise users. You can make your selection using the menu below the GPT-4 selector at the top of the app.
Interestingly, this represents ChatGPT’s back web crawl. In March, when OpenAI announced third-party plugins for ChatGPT, it also announced two of its own plugins. One of these is a code interpreter, now renamed Advanced Data Analytics, that enables ChatGPT to accept data uploads.
Another is the Browse plugin, which searches the web using the Microsoft Bing API and a text-based browser and provides users with information, complete with large text, that users can jump to and click through to the website.
ChatGPT Web Browsing Capability and It’s Distinction from Bing Chat
OpenAI disabled search after users used it to bypass major publishers’ paywalls. Now it looks like the feature is back but this time it doesn’t include these websites. OpenAI says ChatGPT crawling now recognizes “robots.txt” code that website owners can use to prevent Google and other web crawlers from searching and indexing their content.
However, the resumption of web browsing, especially for non-public websites, was celebrated by corporate leaders with their own X coins. CEO Sam Altman expressed satisfaction in a statement: “We’re back,” and CTO Mira Murati expressed a similar sentiment.
It is worth noting that Bing Chat, which Microsoft launched in February, is used by the new Bing Chat. The next generation of OpenAI language models surpasses ChatGPT in terms of computing power. It also comes with the same web browsing capabilities as ChatGPT, including the ability to take notes.
So what is the difference (if any) between using Bing Chat powered by OpenAI and using Bing Chat with ChatGPT’s search capabilities? The ChatGPT interface allows users to seamlessly use the web browsing capabilities in the ChatGPT interface while also providing access to many other features, according to people familiar with the matter who spoke to VentureBeat.
This new ChatGPT scanning feature comes just two days after the launch of OpenAI, which also launched ChatGPT features that can analyze images, conduct voice conversations, and even download audio while responding using the connection. In addition, OpenAI recently released DALL-E 3, an improved graphics architecture redesigned to take full advantage of ChatGPT’s powerful language and capabilities.
ChatGPT, a powerful tool since its November 2022 release, now boasts internet access for real-time information via an integration with Microsoft’s Bing search engine.
Exclusive to ChatGPT Plus and Enterprise users, this feature marks a comeback after earlier issues, celebrating broader web access while ensuring compliance with website owner preferences. Notably, it complements the advanced capabilities of Bing Chat, marking a significant stride in AI innovation.