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OpenAI Pauses Bing Integration in ChatGPT to Stop Users Breaking through Paywalls

OpenAI has put the brakes on its recently announced Bing integration in ChatGPT over concerns users are accessing paywalled information.


says that it is pausing the integration between and Bing  – temporarily severing the link between the popular chatbot and 's AI search tool. The reason behind this decision is to address some issues that emerged from the collaboration.

ChatGPT is powered by OpenAI's GPT-3 technology, which is one of the most advanced natural language processing models in the world. It can generate realistic and engaging conversations on various topics, as well as perform tasks such as summarizing, writing, and translating.

Browse with Bing is a feature that came to the ChatGPT Plus subscription feature earlier this month. Microsoft's Bing Chat uses the GPT-4 large language model. By integrating the AI search, ChatGPT was expanding its capabilities beyond its previous time limit of September 2021. In other words, the chatbot could deliver content and information after that previous limit.

However, some users found a way to exploit ChatGPT's abilities to bypass paywalls of news websites. By asking the AI to summarize the articles for them, they could access the content without paying for a subscription. This could violate the terms of service of the news websites and harm their revenue.

Pausing the Integration to Focus on Features

Another issue that ChatGPT faced was the abuse of the AI by some users who asked it inappropriate or harmful questions. These questions could trigger offensive or inaccurate responses from the AI, which could damage the reputation of ChatGPT and Bing. Moreover, these questions could also expose the AI to harmful content that could affect its performance and learning.

To solve these issues, ChatGPT has decided to pause its integration with Bing and work on improving its service and adding more features. Some of the features that ChatGPT plans to introduce are voice chat and image generation, which could enhance the user experience and make the conversations more interactive and fun.

“As of July 3, 2023, we've disabled the Browse with Bing beta feature out of an abundance of caution while we fix this in order to do right by content owners. We are working to bring the beta back as quickly as possible, and appreciate your understanding!”

ChatGPT hopes to resume its integration with Bing in the future, but it will also offer a standalone app for users who want to chat with the AI directly. The app will allow users to customize their preferences and settings, as well as access more features and options. ChatGPT aims to provide a friendly and helpful AI assistant that can chat with anyone about anything.

Luke Jones
Luke Jones
Luke has been writing about all things tech for more than five years. He is following Microsoft closely to bring you the latest news about Windows, Office, Azure, Skype, HoloLens and all the rest of their products.

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