The web will now be accessible to ChatGPT users, according to Microsoft-backed OpenAI (MSFT.O), extending the data the popular chatbot may access past its original September 2021 limit.
According to the artificial intelligence firm, ChatGPT’s most recent surfing feature will let websites manage how ChatGPT communicates with them.
“Today, browsing is available to Plus and Enterprise users, and we’ll shortly make it open to everyone. In order to activate, pick Browse with Bing in the selection beneath GPT-4, according to a statement made by OpenAI on social media network X, formerly known as Twitter.
Additionally, the business revealed a significant upgrade earlier this week that would allow ChatGPT to communicate with customers via voice and visuals, bringing it closer to well-known AI helpers like Apple’s (AAPL.O) Siri.
Earlier versions of OpenAI’s premium ChatGPT Plus service tried a feature that let customers retrieve the most recent information by using the Bing search engine.
However, it was subsequently removed out of concern that users would be able to get around paywalls.
When ChatGPT reached 100 million monthly active users in January of this year, it was the fastest-growing consumer application in history. However, ChatGPT was eventually replaced by Meta’s Threads app.
Due to its growth, investors are becoming more interested in OpenAI. On Tuesday, Reuters and other media outlets reported that the business is in talks with shareholders about the possibility of selling current shares at a significantly greater price than it was a few months ago.
Competing AI technologies
OpenAI revealed a significant update to ChatGPT that would enable the popular chatbot to engage with users through photos and voice calls, bringing it closer to well-known artificial intelligence (AI) assistants like Apple’s Siri.
According to media reports on Tuesday, the artificial intelligence firm behind ChatGPT is in talks with investors about the prospect of selling its shares at a price far higher than it was a few months ago.