OpenAI Has Officially Launched Real-Time Internet Browsing For ChatGPT

For most of ChatGPT's existence, it was trained on data until September 2021. Its viral launch last year spurred tech giants to compete in developing unique chatbot features and experiences.

In March, the company tested a ChatGPT web-browsing plugin for a select user group. In May, OpenAI introduced Browse with Bing, but in June, it was temporarily suspended due to paywall circumvention concerns.

The company has gradually reintroduced the feature, enabling site owners to opt out of web crawling. As of Tuesday, Browse with Bing is out of beta and appears to be a permanent addition.

As of this week, ChatGPT can create images using OpenAI's DALL-E 3, a new image-generation AI model. However, this feature is currently in beta and available to select users.

"From a simple sentence to a detailed paragraph, ask ChatGPT what you want to see and it will translate your ideas into exceptionally accurate images," OpenAI wrote in its release notes.

Since its launch, ChatGPT rapidly became the fastest-growing consumer app, amassing around 100 million monthly users within 2 months. This year, Microsoft's $10 billion investment in OpenAI marked the largest AI investment of the year.

In April, the company concluded a $300 million share sale, valuing it at around $27 billion to $29 billion, with contributions from firms like Sequoia Capital and Andreessen Horowitz.