At OpenAI’s inaugural developer conference, CEO Sam Altman revealed that ChatGPT has received a significant knowledge boost, providing users with more current and precise information.
Before its public launch in November last year, the AI chatbot’s knowledge was based on data up to September 2021. This recent update represents a substantial improvement, and it’s available to users who have purchased access to OpenAI’s advanced large language model (LLM).
During the inaugural OpenAI DevDay on Monday, Altman disclosed that ChatGPT’s knowledge has been extended to include world events and information up to April 2023.
Previously, users were limited to asking the chatbot about events prior to September 2021. This means that ChatGPT can now provide accurate responses to questions about recent developments like the Russia-Ukraine conflict, the 2022 FIFA World Cup, or the progress of the coronavirus pandemic over the past two years.
Earlier this year, OpenAI introduced a ‘Browse with Bing‘ feature, enabling users to access information from the internet through the chatbot. However, this method required more time and relied on external data rather than the information the chatbot was originally trained on.
Altman stated, “We are just as annoyed as all of you — probably more — that GPT-4’s knowledge about the world ended in 2021. We will try to never let it get that out of date again.”
Apart from its updated knowledge base, ChatGPT powered by GPT-4 Turbo will now possess the capability to interpret image prompts, provide more precise responses by analyzing up to 300 pages of a book, and even assist in complex software development tasks.
It’s important to note that the updated knowledge base in ChatGPT won’t be immediately available to all users. OpenAI has clarified that customers who have subscribed to GPT-4 Turbo, which is OpenAI’s most advanced language model, will have access to ChatGPT trained with information up to the current year.
GPT-4 Turbo is currently in a developer preview phase and is expected to be officially released in a few weeks.