As a user of ChatGPT, I was excited to hear about the new plugin feature that OpenAI recently introduced. This feature allows me to retrieve information from online sources and interact with third-party websites without having to leave the chatbot interface. Although it is still in its alpha phase and only available to a limited set of users, I was eager to add myself to the waitlist to gain access to the feature on ChatGPT Plus.
I was pleased to discover that the plugins are designed to be user-friendly and easy to use. With 11 plugins initially available, I can use the math computer Wolfram for calculations and the business messaging app Slack. Other supported websites include e-commerce platforms such as Shopify, Klarna, and Instacart, as well as travel search engines like Expedia and KAYAK. There are also other apps like FiscalNote, Milo Family AI, OpenTable, Shop, Speak, and Zapier.
What impressed me the most about ChatGPT is its ability to synthesize information across multiple sources to provide a more grounded response. Additionally, it cites the sources it used so I can verify where the information came from. This feature greatly enhances the accuracy of the information provided by ChatGPT.
One limitation of ChatGPT is that it was trained with data only up to September 2021 and does not have access to the internet to grab more recent information. However, by using plugins that access the internet, ChatGPT can improve its accuracy and provide users with more up-to-date information.
Overall, the new plugin feature for ChatGPT has the potential to greatly enhance the chatbot’s capabilities and provide users with more accurate and up-to-date information. Although it is still in its alpha phase and only available to a limited set of users, I believe it will be interesting to see how it evolves over time and how it compares to other AI chatbots in the market.