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OpenAI’s ChatGPT Gets A New Memory Feature

The San Francisco artificial intelligence startup, OpenAI, announced that it has introduced new features to ChatGPT. Now, it will memorise the information provided by the user from the previous conversation to provide better results for the prompts entered by them.

We think that the most useful assistants are those that evolve with you and keep up with you,

Joanne Jang, an OpenAI product lead who helps oversee its memory project

For example, if a user mentions basic details about her family, like her daughter Lina, who is turning five,  loves the colour pink and likes jellyfish. Later, if the same user asks the bot to create a birthday card for her daughter, the bot will use the memorised information about Lina and provide a card that says Happy 5th Birthday, Lina, with pink jellyfish on the card.

Last year, the company allowed its users to share personal information, preferences, and basic details about their families while having a conversation with the chatbot. Also, the memory feature will be used by the language models of the company. However, it assured the users that their information won’t be shared with the developers, each bot will have its own memory, and the information will not be shared with the other bots as well.

This technology can be accessed by regular ChatGPT users, as well as Plus members, for $20 a month. Users can ask the bot about what has been stored in the conversation, ask it to delete the entire data that is memorised or turn off the memory feature. 

By default, the ChatGPT’s data is stored by OpenAI, which uses it to train the upcoming versions of the chatbot. Open AI states that personal information has been removed from the conversation used to train the technology.

We rely on the model to decide what may or may not be pertinent

Scientist Lieum Fidus

The bot decides if the information will be useful in the future and will save it automatically for better outcomes from the given prompts.

Several privacy concerns have been raised about the storage of personal information by the bot. Therefore, arguments were made stating that this feature is no different from the browsers and search engines that store their users’ data and their search history.

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