ChatGPT, the popular AI-powered chatbot developed by OpenAI, is now able to browse the internet in certain circumstances. Today saw the launch of plugins for ChatGPT, which give the bot access to third-party knowledge sources and databases, including the web, to improve its functionality.
OpenAI’s first-party web-browsing plugin, which enables ChatGPT to draw data from the web to respond to the various questions posed to it, is without a doubt the most intriguing. Before around September 2021, ChatGPT’s knowledge was restricted to dates, events, and individuals.)
They first plan to prioritize a small number of developers and subscribers to its premium ChatGPT Plus plan before releasing larger-scale and API access. The plugin uses the Bing search API to find content on the internet and displays any websites it visited when writing an answer, citing its sources in ChatGPT responses.
OpenAI’s research has found that a chatbot with web access is a risky idea. An exploratory framework worked in 2021 by the man-made intelligence startup, called WebGPT, once in a while cited from questionable sources and was boosted to carefully choose information from destinations it expected clients would see as persuading — regardless of whether those sources weren’t dispassionately the most grounded.
BlenderBot 3.0, which Meta has since retired, also had access to the internet. When given specific text, it quickly descended into conspiracy theories and offensive content.