ChatGPT bug exposes people’s chat history

ChatGPT bug exposes people’s chat history

ChatGPT bug exposes people's chat history

A bug exposed the titles of some users’ past conversations with OpenAI’s ChatGPT to others using the AI ​​chatbot, according to a Bloomberg report. OpenAI temporarily disabled ChatGPT on Monday while it fixed the issue.

When someone uses ChatGPT, a chat history with the service is displayed on the left side of the website, allowing users to continue past conversations. OpenAI confirmed to Bloomberg that some people are seeing other people’s chat titles with ChatGPT instead of their own. However, “the substance of other users’ conversations was not visible,” according to Bloomberg.

In a tweet Wednesday, Sam Altman, CEO of OpenAI said the “significant problem in ChatGPT” was the result of a “bug in an open source library”. He confirmed that a “small percentage” of users can see other users’ chat history.

While it’s unclear exactly how many people were affected, it reminds us to be careful when using ChatGPT and other new AI tools, many of which are still in beta or testing. . In a ChatGPT FAQ, OpenAI says it’s unable to remove specific prompts from a user’s history, adding that people shouldn’t “share sensitive information in your chats.”

OpenAI released ChatGPT late last year, and in January the service reportedly hit 100 million active users. It was followed by a wave of new AI tools and services from companies such as Microsoft, Google And Adobe.

ChatGPT was back online late Monday, but OpenAI said on a status page that it was still working to fully restore chat history to users.

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