On Tuesday, OpenAI introduced new controls for ChatGPT customers that permit them to show off chat historical past, concurrently opting out of offering that dialog historical past as knowledge for coaching AI fashions. Additionally, customers can now export chat historical past for native storage.
The brand new controls, which rolled out to all ChatGPT customers at this time, will be present in ChatGPT settings. Conversations that start with the chat historical past disabled will not be used to coach and enhance the ChatGPT mannequin, nor will they seem within the historical past sidebar. OpenAI will retain the conversations internally for 30 days and overview them “solely when wanted to watch for abuse” earlier than completely deleting them.
Nevertheless, customers who want to choose out of offering knowledge to OpenAI for coaching will lose the dialog historical past characteristic. It is unclear why customers can not use dialog historical past whereas concurrently opting out of mannequin coaching.
Beforehand, ChatGPT stored observe of conversations and used the dialog knowledge to fine-tune its AI fashions. Customers might periodically clear their chat historical past on demand, however any dialog might nonetheless be used for fine-tuning. That posed a major privateness concern, particularly for delicate knowledge that is perhaps shared by company workers, attorneys, or docs utilizing ChatGPT.
ChatGPT’s dialog historical past acquired OpenAI in sizzling water in March on account of a bug that quickly uncovered some ChatGPT customers’ chat histories to different individuals. That occasion attracted regulatory curiosity in Italy that has not but been resolved. The brand new privacy-related ChatGPT options are probably associated to the decision course of.
Additionally on Tuesday, OpenAI launched a brand new “export” possibility in ChatGPT settings that enables customers to export their ChatGPT knowledge to recordsdata that may be saved domestically on a PC. We tried the export possibility in ChatGPT Settings (click on “Present” beside “Knowledge Controls”) and acquired an e-mail with a hyperlink to a compressed HTML file and a number of other JSON recordsdata that contained our saved dialog historical past with ChatGPT. The historical past solely prolonged again to the final time we cleared the dialog historical past.
For professionals and enterprises that “want extra management over their knowledge,” OpenAI additionally introduced that it’s engaged on a brand new “ChatGPT Enterprise” subscription that can choose customers out of mannequin coaching by default, in line with OpenAI’s Knowledge Controls FAQ. OpenAI says the discharge date for ChatGPT Enterprise will happen “within the coming months.”