ChatGPT Goes Incognito: OpenAI’s Latest Move to Protect User Privacy!
OpenAI is launching an “incognito mode” for its popular chatbot ChatGPT that does not save users’ conversation history or use it to improve its artificial intelligence. The move aims to give users more control over their data and privacy. In addition, the San Francisco-based startup also announced a “ChatGPT Business” subscription that will offer additional data controls to its users.
According to Mira Murati, OpenAI’s chief technology officer, the new feature is part of the company’s efforts to put users “in the driver’s seat” regarding data collection. She also stated that the company is moving towards prioritizing user privacy, adding that the goal is to make the models “super-aligned” with the users’ preferences.
ChatGPT and other similar chatbots have been scrutinized lately due to concerns over how they handle user data, commonly used to improve AI. Italy banned ChatGPT last month over possible privacy violations, while France and Spain also launched investigations into the service.
However, Murati assures users that OpenAI complies with European privacy laws and is working to assure regulators. She added that user information has helped OpenAI make its software more reliable and reduce political bias, among other issues.
3. ChatGPT goes incognito
OpenAI just launched a feature for ChatGPT that allows users to turn off chat history.
This allows users to choose conversations that can be used to train their models. pic.twitter.com/0WlceglLOr
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OpenAI’s product officer Nicholas Turley likened the new feature to an internet browser’s incognito mode. He also stated that the company would retain conversations for 30 days to monitor for abuse before permanently deleting them.
The ChatGPT Business subscription, which will be available in the coming months, will not use conversations for AI model training by default.
OpenAI’s new features aim to give users more control over their data and privacy, following concerns over how chatbots like ChatGPT handle user data. The “incognito mode” and business subscription offer additional data controls to users who want to protect their privacy.