OpenAI has added a new feature dubbed “incognito mode” that prevents it from recording or using user talks to improve its artificial intelligence. This move was reportedly made due to increased scrutiny of how ChatGPT and other chatbots manage user data in order to develop AI.
This rumor gained grounds in light of ChatGPT’s prohibition in Italy owing to probable privacy concerns, as well as France and Spain opening investigations into the service. Nonetheless, OpenAI’s Product Officer, Nicholas Turley, emphasized that the additional features were not the consequence of ChatGPT’s prohibition in Italy, but rather a deliberate effort over several months to prioritize user privacy. He went on to say that the incognito mode works in the same way as the private browsing option in an internet browser does.
The ChatGPT Business is also said to be a subscription service that offers additional data management choices in an effort to give consumers more control over data collection. Users may now deactivate “Chat History & Training” in their settings and retrieve their data with this product update.
Nonetheless, communications will be stored for 30 days to monitor any misuse before being completely deleted. Conversations will not be used for AI model training by default on the company’s corporate subscription, which will be available in the coming months.
The sources for this piece include an article in Reuters.