OpenAI Disables ‘Browse with Bing’ ChatGPT Beta Feature

OpenAI Disables ‘Browse with Bing’ ChatGPT Beta Feature

News by Roberto OrosaRoberto Orosa
Published: July 04, 2023

OpenAI has disabled the new “Browse with Bing” beta feature that it introduced to ChatGPT just last May, as it can display content “in ways we don’t want.”  

“For example, if a user specifically asks for a URL’s full text, it might inadvertently fulfill this request,” it explained. 

However, the artificial intelligence company assured that it is working on fixing the issue to do “right by content owners” and bringing back the beta feature as soon as it can.  

OpenAI first announced that it will use Microsoft’s Bing as the default search engine of ChatGPT last May 23, just a few days after the tech giant launched ChatGPT for iOS

Similar to how Bing chat is powered by GPT-4 and uses citations in its answers, ChatGPT also includes search and web data that provides citations. 

In a release note posted last June 22, the company also shared that Bing’s integration into ChatGPT browsing allowed it to give comprehensive answers and insights on current events outside of the model’s original training data.  

Previously, the AI chatbot can only access information up to 2021.  

The new update also improved search history, taking users directly to the point in the conversation where their search result was mentioned. 

Despite the removal of Browse with Bing in ChatGPT, users can still enjoy Microsoft’s Bing chat powered by OpenAI’s latest language model, GPT-4

The tech giant also introduced a slew of new features it brought to Bing, such as an image creator, the ability to share and export conversations, and third-party plugins to “create a platform for developers.”

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