While the world waits for ChatGPT to connect to the internet and GPT-4 multimodal, OpenAI has expanded its knowledge capabilities, but only a little bit. ChatGPT Plus, which is based on GPT-4 can now access information up to January 2022, while free users of ChatGPT based GPT-3.5 still have the knowledge cut-off of September 2021.
Apart from looking at it as a minor improvement, this definitely is a hint that OpenAI has added more capabilities, such as training its LLMs on more data. Though the company hasn’t made any announcement about the change, people on HackerNews and X are finding out and sharing the change.
According to another user on HackerNews, if using the ChatGPT API, the chatbot mentions that the cut-off date is actually July 2023. To this, another user pointed out that asking ChatGPT itself about its knowledge cut-off is not a sure shot way of proving it.
Recently, OpenAI also announced ChatGPT Enterprise, catering for businesses. This expansion of the cut-off date might be a way of introducing more prices within the chatbot’s model. Even then, ChatGPT still hallucinates while giving information as mentioned by some users on X.
In another recent report, OpenAI has said that it is also planning to release GPTVision, which is going to be the multimodal version of GPT-4, in a bid to compete with Google DeepMind’s rush towards Gemini. The anonymous source also said that this might also be the first step towards GPT-5. OpenAI is yet to make a formal announcement about the same.
OpenAI has also announced its DevDay, a developer conference in San Francisco on November 6, 2023. There has been a lot of anticipation about what the company is going to announce, though Sam Altman has said that there is going to be no announcement about GPT-5.