OpenAI has recently made a groundbreaking announcement, revealing that ChatGPT has now unlocked the power of real-time internet access, a monumental step forward for the software. This significant update breaks free from its previous constraints, which limited ChatGPT to information only up to September 2021.
To achieve this, ChatGPT will utilize the capabilities of Microsoft’s Bing search engine. It will analyze user queries, tap into the vast wealth of data available online, and extract relevant information from search results to craft its responses.
As of now, this update is exclusively accessible to premium users subscribed to ChatGPT’s “Plus” and “Enterprise” plans. OpenAI intends to make this feature available to all users in the foreseeable future, although a specific timeline for the rollout has not been disclosed.
The removal of ChatGPT’s knowledge cutoff date has been a long-awaited enhancement, particularly for users who rely on the software for staying up-to-date with recent developments and events.
In parallel news, it has come to light that OpenAI is engaged in discussions concerning a potential share sale. This development could potentially value OpenAI at an impressive $90 billion, marking a remarkable threefold increase from its valuation in January.
This collaboration with Microsoft and the integration of Bing into ChatGPT’s browsing capabilities stem from Microsoft’s substantial investment in OpenAI, where they hold a significant 49% stake. OpenAI’s ambitious revenue projections indicate their anticipation of generating $1 billion in revenue this year, with even more impressive figures expected in the coming years, as reported by the Wall Street Journal.