OpenAI announced a new conversation function with ChatGPT allowing not to use the information you share with it in order to enrich the language model.
ChatGPT will be able to keep your conversations secret // Source: Aroged
The principle of machine learning is that artificial intelligences gradually continue to learn as the database and its use increase. Logically, the same goes for generative text AIs like ChatGPT.
ChatGPT gets richer with each new interaction with it, not only for your future conversations with OpenAI’s AI, but also for all other users of the service. Nevertheless, even if the conversations are anonymized and it is impossible to know on which previous conversations ChatGPT is based, this principle is not without problems in terms of privacy. For example, you could happen to share, with ChatGPT, confidential information about your private life or your company that could be shared by the conversational AI to any other user without your knowledge.
Truly private conversations
In order to prevent this type of case, OpenAI announced on Tuesday, April 25 a new ChatGPT feature allowing users to disable chat history.
ChatGPT users can now turn off chat history, allowing you to choose which conversations can be used to train our models: https://t.co/0Qi5xV7tLi
— OpenAI (@OpenAI) April 25, 2023
In a short blog post, OpenAI clarifies that “conversations initiated when chat history is disabled will not be used to train and improve models and will not appear in the history bar.”
Disabling history in ChatGPT // Source: OpenAI
This does not mean that the conversations themselves will not be recorded by OpenAI, which reserves the right to keep them on its servers for 30 days in order to detect potential cases of abuse.
The chat history opt-out feature has been rolling out gradually since April 26. To activate it, simply go to the settings, then uncheck “conversation history and training”.
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