LAGOS, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA) OpenAI CEO Sam Altman announced a significant enhancement to ChatGPT during the inaugural OpenAI DevDay.
The AI chatbot now possesses access to real-time world events and information up to April 2023, a substantial leap from its previous knowledge base, which extended only up to September 2021 when it was first made available to the public in November of the prior year.
This upgrade enables users of OpenAI’s most powerful large language model, GPT-4 Turbo, to access the latest information, offering accurate responses to inquiries about recent developments like the Russia-Ukraine conflict, the 2022 FIFA World Cup, and the evolving status of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The announcement comes after OpenAI introduced the ‘Browse with Bing’ feature earlier this year, which allowed ChatGPT to retrieve information from the internet.
However, this new knowledge update ensures that the chatbot’s responses are based on current data, eliminating the need for external web searches.
Moreover, ChatGPT, powered by GPT-4 Turbo, has gained additional capabilities, including the ability to process images as prompts, delve into up to 300 pages of a book for improved responses, and assist in software development.
It’s important to note that access to the updated knowledge base is currently limited to customers who have subscribed to GPT-4 Turbo, which is in a developer preview phase and expected to be fully released in the coming weeks.
OpenAI is committed to ensuring that its AI models remain current, eliminating the knowledge gaps that existed in previous iterations.