ChatGPT bug exposes the conversation history of users according to reports. Titles of previous conversations with the AI Chabot were visible, but however, the full conversations were not.
ChatGPT Bug Exposes Conversation History of Users According To Reports
A bug recently appears to have exposed the titles of the conversations of many users with OpenAI’s ChatGPT to other users making use of the AI Chabot as per a report from Bloomberg. ChatGPT was temporarily disabled by OpenAI on Monday while it fixed the problem.
When someone is making use of ChatGPT, a chat history with the service pops up along the left-hand side of the website, allowing people to continue past conversations. OpenAI confirmed to Bloomberg that many people saw the titles of other people’s chats with ChatGPT instead of their own titles. However, the “substance of the other users’ conversations was not visible,” as per reports from Bloomberg.
The Reason for the Error
OpenAI has blamed the error on an unnamed open-source software according to reports. The company did not respond to CNET’s request for comment immediately.
And while it is still unclear as to how many people were impacted by the bug, it is a reminder to be cautious when making use of ChatGPT and other new AI tools, many of which are still in their beta or testing phases. In an FAQ about ChatGPT, OpenAI stated that it is still unable to delete specific prompts from a user’s history, thus adding that people should not “share any sensitive information in your conversations.”
ChatGPT Was Released By OpenAI Late Last Year
ChatGPT was released by OpenAI late last year, and by January, the service was estimated to have reached 100 million active users. It has been followed by a surge of new AI tools and services from firms including Microsoft, Google, and even Adobe.
ChatGPT Is Now Back Online
ChatGPT on Monday evening was back online, but OpenAI stated on a single status page that it was still working on restoring the conversation history to users fully.
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