ChatGPT is DOWN: AI chatbot crashes for users around the world
ChatGPT has crashed this morning, leaving users around the world unable to use the AI chatbot.
According to Down Detector, the problems started at around 08:45 GMT and are affecting users globally.
While the reason for the outage remains unclear, of those who reported issues, 82 per cent said they were having problems with ChatGPT, 11 per cent with login and 7 per cent with the website.
Users have flocked to social media to express their dismay at not being able to access the revolutionary artificial intelligence tool.
One said: ‘OMG!!! Thought it was just me! ChatGPT is down globally. And I can no longer think for myself, so that’s a problem!!! #ChatGPT’
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Another added: ‘Thousands of people dont know what to write at this point of time… Since #ChatGP #OpenAI is down!’
Some expressed their disappointment that those who are paying the $20 (£16.40) monthly subscription for ChatGPT Plus are not getting their money’s worth.
This service currently offers a pared-down version of GPT-4 – the new and even more powerful version of the AI chatbot.
One Twitter user wrote: ‘ChatGPT+ users who are actually paying so that they don’t get c****y service, have been unable to use Chat GPT for hours now….
‘That’s ok if you don’t pay for a service, but I am not paying 20$ per month for this. Worst, no updates / communication on the issue’
OpenAI, the firm behind ChatGPT, is yet to comment on the outage.
ChatGPT is a large language model that has been trained on a massive amount of text data, allowing it to generate human-like text responses to a given prompt.
The current version, released by start-up OpenAI in November, is known as GPT3.5, and has been found to have a huge range of capabilities.
For example, it has been used to pass exams, deliver a sermon, write software and give relationship advice.
But the new, more powerful version, GPT-4, was released to ChatGPT Plus subscribers last week.
This can accept inputs in the form of images as well as text, but still outputs its answers in text, meaning it can offer detailed descriptions of images.
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