ChatGPT is an artificial intelligence-powered chatbot that can converse with humans on various topics. OpenAI, a leader in artificial intelligence and natural language processing, developed it. ChatGPT can generate text, images, voice, and other types of output based on the input provided by the user. ChatGPT can also browse the internet to provide current and authoritative information with direct links to sources. ChatGPT is available as a web service, a mobile app, and a plugin for various platforms and applications.
Data Policy Updated By ChatGPT To Address Privacy Concerns
In March 2023, ChatGPT’s source code bug led to a data breach that leaked some user information, including payment information of premium users, chat titles, and personal data of children under 13. This incident raised serious questions about the data privacy and security of ChatGPT and its users.
To prevent such incidents in the future, ChatGPT has updated its data policy to emphasize data confidentiality and security. It has also clarified how it uses the data submitted by users of its non-API consumer services, which include ChatGPT. One of the fundamental changes is that ChatGPT will not use data submitted by customers via its API to train or improve its models unless they explicitly opt-in to share their data. The API will retain any data sent for abuse and misuse monitoring purposes for 30 days. Users can ensure control over their data and choose how to use it.
For non-API consumer services like ChatGPT, ChatGPT may use the data users provide to improve its models. However, users can actively turn off training for any conversations created in ChatGPT by accessing the Data Controls settings and switching off the training feature. Users can actively prevent using their data to improve ChatGPT’s models if they wish to do so.
Browsing, Voice, and Image Capabilities Added To ChatGPT
ChatGPT has also added new features that enhance its functionality and user experience. These features include browsing, voice, and image capabilities.
Browsing was re-launched a few weeks ago and is now out of beta and available to all Plus and Enterprise users. Browsing allows ChatGPT to browse the internet to provide users with current and authoritative information, with direct links to sources. It is now limited to data before September 2021. Users must enable Browsing in their beta features setting and choose Browse with Bing from the GPT-4 model selector to use browsing.
Voice (Beta) is now rolling out to Plus users on iOS and Android. Voice enables users to engage in a back-and-forth conversation with ChatGPT. Users can speak with ChatGPT on the go, request a bedtime story, or settle a dinner table debate. To use voice, users must head to Settings → New Features on the mobile app and opt into voice conversations. Then, they can tap the headphone button in the home screen’s top-right corner and choose their preferred voice out of five different voices.
Image input is now generally available to Plus users on all platforms. Image input allows users to show ChatGPT one or more images and get a response based on the images. Users can troubleshoot why their grill won’t start, explore the contents of their fridge to plan a meal or analyze a complex graph for work-related data. To use image input, users must tap the photo button to capture or choose an image. They can also discuss multiple images or use the drawing tool to guide ChatGPT.
These features offer a new, more intuitive interface by allowing users to have a voice conversation or show ChatGPT what they are discussing. However, these features have limitations and challenges, such as accuracy, reliability, latency, and bandwidth. Users should be aware of these factors and use these features with caution and discretion.
ChatGPT Language Support Expanded To More Languages
ChatGPT now supports a limited selection of languages in the interface. These languages are:
If users have configured their browser to use one of these supported languages, they will see a ChatGPT banner that lets them switch their language settings. Users can also change their language settings manually by clicking on the language icon in the bottom-right corner of the ChatGPT website.
ChatGPT’s language support is still in the alpha stage, so it may not be fully functional or accurate. Users may encounter errors, bugs, or inconsistencies when using ChatGPT in different languages. Users should also be aware that ChatGPT’s output may not always reflect different languages and regions’ cultural and linguistic nuances. Users should use ChatGPT’s language support with respect and sensitivity.
ChatGPT’s language support is a significant step towards making ChatGPT more accessible and inclusive to users from different backgrounds and locations. It also opens up new possibilities and challenges for multilingual chatbots, such as cross-cultural communication, language learning, and translation. ChatGPT aims to improve its language support and expand it to more languages in the future.
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