Why would anyone trust a company that gives no warning that all their work is about to disappear?
Any user trying out ChatGPT, when they saw that thier chats are ‘saved’ in Chat History’ would have, naturally, relied on that history. You don’t type notes in your notes app and think “ooh, I better make a copy of these notes in case the app wipes them off without warning” and you don’t make a backup of your app based calendar in case the developer rolls out an update that blitzes your schedule.
What openAI have done is show hundreds of thousands, probably millions, of people that they do not have a customer / user focussed process and procedure in place when it comes to rolling out updates and now the question is; why would anyone pay for their service after the huge ‘inconvenience’.
I’m sure they will say ‘sorry for the inconvenience’ but the trust is gone.
What infuriates me is that we (many of us) just spent weeks playing with ChatGPT, learning how to ‘converse’ with it, and, as such, creating a long list of things we could have gone back to to see how we managed to extract certain content from it, the words we used, the prompts we used, how we structured our questions.
All that is now gone and we have to start from scratch.
Personally I would rather start from scratch with a company that has an alert system in place that tells their users “hey, you might want to extract your history before we roll out the next update else you could lose everything”.
I know it’s ‘FREE’. Lots of things are 'FREE" but you don’t expect your bits of content, whether it’s calendar entries in your ‘free’ calendar app or notes in your ‘free’ notes app on your phone to just disappear or every bit of your social media history to just disappear because you didn’t back it all up on to your device.
What about good old copy and paste ? I did not expect them to save anything for me, and maybe it is also good that they do not store this stuff that comes in people’s mind If you really have a good output than just save it locally. I personally love GPT3 and DALL-E, and i already have a payed account just to support them!
Chat GPT is going to and already has changed the world within weeks.
So many things will change, Homework, Blogging, Texting, Writing, old ways will be broken and new techniques be developed. love it…
But this is not currently being offered as a service… It’s a “research preview”. I keep seeing people dismayed by this that and the other when things don’t work in a certain way… Seriously we are just here to help them test stuff
That’s it’s, that’s the full extent… We have no rights or expectations because it’s not an actual product offering right now, free or not, it doesn’t matter!