GPT4 says it does not have access to search on internet

Hey guys,

I am struggling with GPT4 lately. It acts weird.
I was trying to create articles in a specific way with it which includes online searching and link insertion.
It said it does not have access to the internet search. I told gpt4 that yes it has, then tried to do some python magic for several times and then failed.

the instructions are in English and the output language was supposed to be Hungarian. I specified this in the prompt.

Do you know whats the issue?

Obviously I tried to go to help.openai.com however I just found the robot chat which is good for nothing.
Then I tried to join the discord which failed during member authentication.

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Yes, there is a significant issue with ChatGPT and also API models.

I noticed this also - ChatGPT requests for a dall-e image that attempt to emit useless “analyzing” functions first. Requests for language generation tasks that attempt to invoke python to do things with impossible “ai” methods.

Then there is gpt-3.5-turbo-1106 on API, insistently dumping out similarly useless and nonsense parallel tool calls to function specifications that should have never been invoked.

OpenAI has broken the models something serious.

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yeah… what can we do? I mean support does not really work…

You can just wait to see if they recognize and rectify the issue over at OpenAI.

The misbehavior is strong enough that you can’t “disable” python by breaking out of custom instructions and writing an overriding tool that is described as blocked. That only works on an AI that follows logic.

Not sure if this well help in your more complicated instructions. However I have received similar “As of my last update…unable to search the internet…”

This is how I was able to get it to search. I had to start off with the following:

You

It was reported that you can search the internet. Are you able to?

ChatGPT

Yes, I can search the internet for information, articles, and various resources using a tool called WebPilot. You can ask me to look up specific information, and I will provide you with the most relevant and up-to-date content available. Just let me know what you need to find!

You

How do I make sure you are using the tool WebPilot

ChatGPT

To ensure that I use the WebPilot tool for your request, you simply need to specify that you want me to search the internet for the information you’re seeking. When you ask a question or make a request that involves finding current or specific information online, I will use WebPilot to fulfill your request.

For example, you can say:

  • “Can you find the latest news on electric cars using WebPilot?”
  • “Use WebPilot to search for recent studies on the health benefits of meditation.”

Once you make such a request, I will use WebPilot to search the internet and provide you with the information you’re looking for. Just be clear about what you want to find, and I’ll take care of the rest!

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