ChatGPT, OpenAI’s text-generating AI chatbot, has taken the world by storm. You can write essays, code, etc., and get short text prompts to greatly increase your productivity. But it also has a more… sinister side.
Either way, AI tools aren’t going away. In fact, it has expanded dramatically since its launch just a few months ago. Leading brands are experimenting with using AI to generate ads and marketing copy.
And OpenAI is investing heavily in it. ChatGPT was recently powered by GPT-4, the latest language description model in OpenAI’s labs. His paying ChatGPT users can access his GPT-4. The GPT-4 writes more naturally and fluently than previous ChatGPT-equipped models. In addition to GPT-4, OpenAI recently connected ChatGPT to the internet with a plugin available in alpha for waitlist users and developers.
This is the ChatGPT product update and release timeline. It will be updated regularly, starting with the most recent. We also answer the most common FAQs (see below).
Timeline of the latest ChatGPT updates
March 23, 2023
OpenAI Connects ChatGPT to the Internet
OpenAI has launched a plugin for ChatGPT to extend the bot’s capabilities by allowing access to third-party knowledge sources and databases, including the web. OpenAI is available in alpha for ChatGPT users and developers on the waitlist, and said it will initially prioritize a small number of developers and subscribers to its premium ChatGPT Plus plan before rolling out large-scale API access. I’m here.
March 14, 2023
OpenAI Launches GPT-4 Available Through ChatGPT Plus
GPT-4 is OpenAI’s powerful image and text understanding AI model. Released on March 14th, GPT-4 is available to paying ChatGPT Plus users and via public API. Developers can join the waitlist to access the API.
March 9, 2023
ChatGPT is available on the Azure OpenAI service
ChatGPT is generally available through the Azure OpenAI service, Microsoft’s fully managed enterprise offering. Customers who should already be “Microsoft Managed Customers and Partners” can apply for special access here.
March 1, 2023
OpenAI launches API for ChatGPT
OpenAI makes another move toward monetization by launching a paid API for ChatGPT. Instacart, Snap (Snapchat’s parent company) and Quizlet are early customers.
February 7, 2023
Microsoft announces new Bing with ChatGPT built-in
At a press event held in Redmond, Washington, Microsoft announced the long-rumored integration of OpenAI’s GPT-4 model into Bing to provide a ChatGPT-like experience within its search engine. The announcement saw a 10x increase in new Bing downloads worldwide, demonstrating substantial consumer demand for new AI experiences.
Companies outside of Microsoft have also joined the AI frenzy by implementing ChatGPT, including OkCupid, Kaito, Snapchat, and Discord, putting pressure on AI initiatives of Big Techs such as Google.
February 1, 2023
OpenAI launches ChatGPT Plus, starting at $20/month
After ChatGPT took the internet by storm, OpenAI launched a new pilot subscription plan for ChatGPT called ChatGPT Plus, aiming to monetize the technology starting at $20 per month.
December 8, 2022
ShareGPT makes it easy to share ChatGPT conversations
A week after ChatGPT went live, two developers (Steven Tey and Dom Eccleston) created a Chrome extension called ShareGPT that makes it easy to capture AI answers and share them with the world. bottom.
November 30, 2022
ChatGPT was first made public when OpenAI quietly released GPT-3.5.
GPT-3.5 was cloaked in ChatGPT, a tweaked version of GPT-3.5, which is essentially a general-purpose chatbot. ChatGPT can tackle a variety of topics such as programming, TV scripts, and scientific concepts.
Writers everywhere have swooned over new technology in the same way artists did with OpenAI’s DALL-E model, but the latest chat-style iteration seems to have broadened its appeal and audience.
What is ChatGPT? how does that work?
ChatGPT is a general-purpose chatbot that uses artificial intelligence to generate text after users enter prompts, developed by tech startup OpenAI. The chatbot uses his GPT-4, a large-scale language model that uses deep learning to generate human-like text.
When was ChatGPT released?
November 30th, 2022 is the day ChatGPT is launched to the general public.
What is the latest version of ChatGPT?
Both the free version of ChatGPT and the paid ChatGPT Plus are regularly updated with new GPT models. The latest model is GPT-4.
Is ChatGPT free?
In addition to the paid version of ChatGPT Plus, there is a free version of ChatGPT that only requires a sign-in.
Who Uses ChatGPT?
Anyone can use ChatGPT! A growing number of tech companies and search engines are using chatbots to automate texts and quickly answer user questions and concerns.
What is the difference between ChatGPT and chatbots?
A chatbot can be any software/system that maintains a dialogue with you/a person, but does not necessarily have to be powered by AI. For example, there are rule-based chatbots in the sense that they provide ready-made answers to questions.
ChatGPT is powered by AI and utilizes LLM technology to generate text after prompts.
Can ChatGPT write essays?
Does ChatGPT have an app?
There is no app available for iPhone or Android, but users have the option of enabling chatbots on their mobile devices through a browser or a third-party app that uses ChatGPT’s public API.
What is the ChatGPT character limit?
Nowhere is it documented that ChatGPT has a character limit. However, users have noticed some character limits after about 500 words.
Does ChatGPT have an API?
Yes, it was released on March 1, 2023.
What are some everyday use cases for ChatGPT?
Everyday examples include programming, scripts, replying to emails, lists, blog ideas, summaries, etc.
What are some advanced uses of ChatGPT?
Advanced use cases include debugging code, programming languages, scientific concepts, and solving complex problems.
How competent is ChatGPT in coding?
It depends on the nature of the program. ChatGPT can write executable Python code, but not necessarily an entire app’s worth of code. This is because ChatGPT lacks context awareness. This means that the generated code is not always suitable for the particular context in which it is used.
Can I save ChatGPT chats?
yes. OpenAI allows users to save chats in her ChatGPT interface and in the sidebar of the screen. No built-in sharing functionality yet.
Are there alternatives to ChatGPT?
yes. With multiple AI-powered chatbot competitors, including Together, Google’s Bard and Anthropic’s Claude, developers are creating open source alternatives. But the latter is more difficult, if not impossible, to do today.
What is the controversy surrounding ChatGPT? (referring to Red Ventures, etc.)
CNET found itself in the middle of the controversy after it reported that Futurism was publishing an article under a mysterious byline completely generated by AI. Red Ventures, the private equity firm that owns CNET, was accused of using ChatGPT for SEO farming, even though the information was incorrect.
Several major school systems and colleges, including New York City public schools, have banned ChatGPT from their networks and devices. They argue that AI impedes the learning process by fostering plagiarism and misinformation, a not all educator agrees.
Where can I find examples of ChatGPT prompts?
Several marketplaces host and offer ChatGPT prompts for free or for a nominal fee. One is PromptBase. Another is ChatX. More launches every day.
Can ChatGPT be detected?
imperfectly. Several tools claim to detect ChatGPT-generated text, but our tests are inconsistent at best.
Are ChatGPT chats public?
no. However, OpenAI recently published a bug where some users’ conversation titles were exposed to other users on the service. After correction.
Who owns the copyright for content or media created on ChatGPT?
The user who requested input from ChatGPT is the copyright owner.
What kind of lawsuits are there around ChatGPT?
Nothing specifically targets ChatGPT. However, OpenAI is involved in at least one lawsuit affecting AI systems trained on public data involving ChatGPT.
Are there problems with ChatGPT plagiarism?
yes. Text-generating AI models like ChatGPT tend to regurgitate content from training data.