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ChatGPT is no longer as clueless about recent events

ZDNet: “ChatGPT users frustrated with the chatbot’s ignorance about recent events will now find it more informative and accommodating. At its first Dev Day conference for developers on Monday, ChatGPT creator OpenAI revealed that the knowledge cutoff dates for both GPT-3.5 and GPT-4.0 have been extended. For GPT-3.5, the cutoff date has been increased to January 2022 from September 2021.  And the cutoff date for the new version of GPT-4 dubbed GPT-4 Turbo is April 2023. These new timeframes mean you won’t bump into as many unanswered questions and apologies when asking the chatbot about the recent past. ChatGPT’s responses about relatively recent events should also be more accurate and precise. The previous cutoff dates not only annoyed users but limited ChatGPT’s effectiveness as a research tool. The only way you could get real-time information was through the Browse with Bing option, a feature available just to ChatGPT Plus subscribers willing to shell out $20 a month. Even OpenAI CEO Sam Altman expressed frustration with the prior cutoff dates…”

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