OpenAI’s popular chatbot, ChatGPT, has received a major upgrade that allows it to browse the internet for up-to-date and authoritative information. Previously limited to data before September 2021, ChatGPT can now provide users with current information complete with direct links to sources.
The new browsing feature is currently available to Plus and Enterprise users via GPT-4, but OpenAI has promised to bring this functionality to all users in the future. OpenAI CEO Sam Altman expressed his excitement about the revival of ChatGPT’s browsing abilities, stating, “we are so back”.
we are so back https://t.co/rPpYdQuTpP
— Sam Altman (@sama) September 27, 2023
This new capability opens up a world of possibilities for ChatGPT users. Whether you need the latest technical research, help planning a vacation, or assistance in choosing a gadget, ChatGPT can now provide you with real-time information.
To enable the browsing feature, Plus and Enterprise users can simply activate the ‘Browse with Bing’ extension in the selector under GPT-4. On the ChatGPT mobile app, users can access this feature by going to Settings, tapping on New Features, and selecting the Browse with Bing extension.
Interestingly, ChatGPT is not the only AI-powered chatbot with browsing capabilities. Google’s Bard, one of ChatGPT’s biggest competitors, also allows users to browse the internet. However, ChatGPT stands out by offering the ability to browse through Microsoft’s AI-powered search engine, Bing.
ChatGPT’s Multimodal Abilities
OpenAI has also introduced several other new features to enhance the capabilities of ChatGPT. The chatbot now possesses the ability to answer queries in five different voices, giving tough competition to voice assistants developed by tech giants like Apple and Google.
Furthermore, OpenAI has leveraged the multimodal abilities of GPT-3.5 and GPT-4 to power ChatGPT’s image understanding capabilities. Users can now upload images and ask ChatGPT questions such as exploring the contents of their fridge to plan a meal or analyzing complex graphs for work-related data.
The Future of ChatGPT
With its newfound browsing abilities and enhanced features, ChatGPT has become an even more powerful tool for users. OpenAI’s commitment to expanding access to the browsing feature for all users indicates that we can expect even more exciting updates in the future.
Whether you are a technical researcher, a traveler, or someone in need of reliable information, ChatGPT is now equipped to assist you with real-time and authoritative information, making it an invaluable resource in various domains.