OpenAI adds support for additional modules to ChatGPT, which greatly expands the chatbot’s capabilities and gives it access to real time data from the web for the first time.

Until now, ChatGPT has been limited by the fact that it could only pull information from its training data, which ended in 2021. According to OpenAI, plugins not only allow the bot to browse the web, but also allow it to interact with specific websites. According to the company, this allows other services to be the “eyes and ears” of ChatGPT.

According to OpenAI, plug-in access will be given to a small number of users initially. Initially, 11 external plugins are planned, including Expedia, OpenTable, Kayak, Klarna Shopping and Zapier. OpenAI also provides some of its own plugins, one for code interpretation and another called “browsing” that allows ChatGPT to retrieve information from the Internet.

Source: The Verge