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Artificial intelligence startup OpenAI has announced a rollout of plugins for ChatGPT that is set to enhance the chatbot’s capabilities in providing news responses. Previously, users experienced limited news responses, if any at all, when asking ChatGPT about the news. However, with the introduction of these plugins, users can expect a wider range of news responses. This rollout marks a significant improvement in ChatGPT’s functionality, demonstrating OpenAI’s commitment to continually improve and develop its AI technology.
ChatGPT’s first wave of plugins is now available to select users and developers, allowing the chatbot to access new live data sources from the web. This includes third-party sources such as Expedia, Kayak, and Instacart, expanding ChatGPT’s capabilities beyond its previous limitations. Prior to this upgrade, ChatGPT could only access the training data that it had collected up until 2021. The introduction of these plugins marks a significant milestone for ChatGPT, providing users with access to more diverse and up-to-date information.
OpenAI has stated that plugins can serve as the “eyes and ears” of language models, providing them with information that may not have been included in the training data due to factors such as recency, privacy, or precision. Although not a perfect comparison, plugins are set to greatly enhance ChatGPT’s capabilities, allowing it to provide responses to more specific queries. For instance, users can now receive information on the box office receipts of this year’s Oscar winners in comparison to other recently released films. The new functionality is made possible by the browser plugin, which displays the sources that ChatGPT is obtaining information from before generating a response.
OpenAI co- founder Sam Altman tweet
Sam Altman, co-founders of OpenAI, announced on Twitter that plugins are still in their early development stages but have huge potential. This new feature has generated significant interest since ChatGPT’s release in November, particularly due to its conversational-style user interface that overlays a large language model.
Many companies in the computer industry, including Google, Microsoft, Adobe, Snapchat, and Grammarly, have raced to develop and deploy similar generative AI capabilities within their own products over the past few months. With the introduction of plugins, ChatGPT is set to become an even more powerful tool for providing personalized and informative responses to user queries.