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OpenAI Gives ChatGPT a Better 'Memory'

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An AI-generated birthday card.

When the new version of ChatGPT was asked to “create a birthday card for my daughter,” it generated this image of a card with information it retained from a prior chat. But it contained a subtle mistake.

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OpenAI is giving ChatGPT a better memory.

The San Francisco artificial intelligence start-up said on Tuesday that it was releasing a new version of its chatbot that would remember what users said so it could use that information in future chats.

If a user mentions a daughter, Lina, who is about to turn 5, likes the color pink and enjoys jellyfish, for example, ChatGPT can store this information and retrieve it as needed. When the same user asks the bot to "create a birthday card for my daughter," it might generate a card with pink jellyfish that reads, "Happy 5th Birthday, Lina!"

With this new technology, OpenAI continues to transform ChatGPT into an automated digital assistant that can compete with existing services like Apple's Siri or Amazon's Alexa. Last year, the company allowed users to add instructions and personal preferences, such as details about their jobs or the size of their families, that the chatbot should consider during each conversation. Now, ChatGPT can draw on a much wider and more detailed array of information.

From The New York Times
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