- ChatGPT is no longer confined to knowledge from a specific point in time: OpenAI said Enterprise and Plus users can now ask the chatbot to provide recent information accompanied with links to live, online sources.
- OpenAI will expand access to the browsing feature to all ChatGPT users at a later date, according to a company post on X, the platform formerly known as Twitter. The feature is connected to Microsoft’s search engine, Bing.
- OpenAI previously launched an internet browsing capability in beta mode to ChatGPT Plus users. In July, the company disabled the feature based on negative user feedback. “We are disabling Browse while we fix this — want to do right by content owners,” the company said in a July post.
OpenAI sparked a generative AI craze when it launched ChatGPT in November 2022. Incumbents and new players have quickly stepped up to meet interest levels.
One of the barriers to ChatGPT enterprise adoption is that the model was out of date. At the same time, there has been pushback regarding the model's access to the Internet.
OpenAI shared how companies could block its web crawler, called GPTBot, in August. The New York Times, Indeed and Amazon are some of the sites that quickly blocked the platforms' web crawler following its announcement. Of the top 1,000 websites, more than one-quarter are blocking GPTBot, according to Originality.ai analysis Friday.
The web crawler is used to improve future models and filter out sources with required paywall access and sources known to gather personal identifiable information, according to the company.
As enterprise adoption of generative AI advances, providers like OpenAI have been quick to add new features.
Earlier this week, the company began introducing voice and image capabilities in its famed chatbot to Plus and Enterprise users. The rollout is planned to conclude by next week for those users, but the capabilities will not be widely available to other groups, including developers, until later.