Artificial intelligence continues to advance in leaps and bounds, and OpenAI is not far behind. Its language model, ChatGPT, receives an update that allows you to browse the web.
ChatGPT has been a very useful tool since its launch, but with knowledge limited to data until January 2022. In March 2023, OpenAI attempted to add a Web navegationbut had to disable it due to problems with access to paywalled sites.
The novelty is that ChatGPT can now surfing the Internet thanks to an integration with Bing, Microsoft’s search engine. This feature is available to ChatGPT Plus and ChatGPT Enterprise subscribers. The update also includes recognition of the “robots.txt” code, which allows certain websites to be excluded from the search.
It is relevant to mention that Microsoft had already launched Bing Chat, powered by a more powerful OpenAI language model than ChatGPT. The key difference is that ChatGPT allows web browsing without leaving its interface, offering a more integrated experience.
It is not the only improvement that ChatGPT has received recently. Now you can also analyze images and audiowhich further expands its versatility and practical applications.
This update not only improves the usefulness of ChatGPT, but also raises questions about the ethics and privacy in automated web browsing, especially when it comes to accessing paid or restricted content, although you could already do this with the Bing plugin, and it seems that everything has been under control.