ChatGPT, the widely-used AI chatbot, has faced criticism from users who have noticed a decline in its performance over the past month. While ChatGPT is utilized by individuals, companies, and students worldwide, its effectiveness has come into question recently.
OpenAI, the organization behind ChatGPT, acknowledged these concerns on Twitter. They confirmed that ChatGPT had not received updates since November 11, leading some users to describe it as "getting lazier." OpenAI clarified that this lack of updates was not intentional and stated they were actively exploring solutions to address the issue. They also acknowledged the unpredictable nature of AI behavior, implying that they may not have initially noticed the performance decline until users pointed it out.
Despite OpenAI's acknowledgment of the problem, they did not provide a timeline for when the issue would be resolved. Users who have experienced a decline in ChatGPT's capabilities will have to wait for a future update to see improvements.
OpenAI further explained that the issue wasn't that the model had changed since November 11 but that differences in its behavior might be subtle. Only specific prompts or interactions may experience degradation, and it can take time for users and developers to recognize and address these patterns.
In the meantime, some users have suggested temporary solutions to restore ChatGPT's previous abilities, such as using prompts like "take a deep breath" or instructing the chatbot to "reason step by step."
This performance decline in ChatGPT follows closely after Google announced its own competitor, Gemini. Despite Google's promises, numerous reports have surfaced claiming that Gemini's capabilities may not live up to the advertised expectations.