Until now, ChatGPT’s responses to requests in everyday language have been based on a large database, the most recent dating back to August 2021.
Consequently, this limited the relevance and completeness of the responses provided by the chatbot, which has been talked about since its launch in November 2022.
OpenAI had already launched this formula for members of its paid service ChatGPT Plus in June, but stopped it in July after users were able to access paid content theoretically for free on the Internet.
Browse with Bing (for browsing with Bing, in French), which launched on Wednesday, is also intended for members of the paid service, but OpenAI indicates that it will soon be available to all ChatGPT fans.
An OpenAI partner, Microsoft has already demonstrated Bing Chat, an integration of GPT-4 — the language model that was used to develop ChatGPT — for its internet search engine, as Google has done with its chatbot Bard (not available in Canada).
The open architecture model, which allows software to access content from various sources on the Internet, presents more risks than the exclusive use of a single database, controlled by the software publisher.
Although ChatGPT will provide the sources used for the response, it will likely return false content.
“Hardcore beer fanatic. Falls down a lot. Professional coffee fan. Music ninja.”