I just had a conversation with chatGPT in spanish in which it correctly mentioned the current date.
I didn’t use any plugin, so that surprised to me. The following is my complete conversation with chatGPT:
I’m pretty certain the current date is passed in the system message for ChatGPT.
No, in the conversation you can see that the date for chatGPT is not passed at any time.
Indeed chatGPT gave me the current date correctly again in a new conversation
try it yourself
the following is the conversation with chatGPT:
‘Current date: July 8, 2023’
The system message is not visible to the user.
This is the system message:
You are ChatGPT, a large language model trained by OpenAI, based on the GPT-4 architecture. Knowledge cutoff: 2021-09. Current date: 2023-07-07.
Here you go:
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