OpenAI’s ChatGPT, the popular AI chatbot, is facing a GDPR complaint over concerns about data privacy. The Polish Office for Personal Data Protection has filed the complaint against OpenAI, alleging that ChatGPT violates several rules outlined in the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation. It suggests that OpenAI’s tool has been collecting user data in questionable ways.
This development comes after ChatGPT recently experienced an outage lasting over three hours. OpenAI took the service offline to address database instabilities that affected the chatbot’s functionality. It had also faced a similar outage in February, causing the chatbot to be unavailable for four and a half hours.
One of the main issues with ChatGPT is its server capacity. With its growing popularity, many users have encountered at capacity messages when trying to access the service. OpenAI’s status page shows several outages for the API in the past 90 days, some lasting over five hours. This could become a bigger problem as more platforms integrate ChatGPT, such as Snapchat.
Despite the recent outage, OpenAI has restored the service for both free and paying users. However, it continues to monitor the system as it comes back online, which may result in occasional at capacity messages.
In another announcement, OpenAI revealed that GPT-4, the language model powering ChatGPT Plus, could take on the role of an online moderator. By utilizing artificial intelligence, GPT-4 could help identify and manage inappropriate content on forums and social networks, offering a more efficient and consistent approach compared to human moderation.
The development of language models like GPT-4 is an ongoing process. OpenAI is working on GPT-4.5, which might be launched before the introduction of a true next-generation model like GPT-5.
Overall, OpenAI is facing challenges with ChatGPT’s data privacy concerns and server capacity. However, it continues to improve and develop its language models to offer innovative solutions in the future.