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Enhancing AI Conversation through memory with ChatGPT

Enhancing AI Conversation through memory with ChatGPT

ChatGPT, the renowned AI language model, steps into a new phase as it tests its ability to remember information discussed during an interactive chat session. Memory, an essential part of conversational AI, is meant to enhance user experience by reducing redundancy and make future dialogs more informative and engaging.

The user is given full control over ChatGPT's memory. They can explicitly ask the AI model to remember specific details, and inquire about information it has recalled. At any time, the user can instruct the model conversationally to forget, or manually adjust memory settings, granting option to turn off the entire memory functionality.

The advanced memory feature is currently being rolled out to a select percentage of ChatGPT free and Plus users, with broader implementation planned for close future.

How Memory Works

The AI model learns and remembers as you interact with it. These recollections become more refined with time and frequent usage, leading to a noticeable enhancement in the platform's responses. For instance:

  • ChatGPT can recall your preference for meeting notes to have headlines, bullets and action items summarized at the end and adopts this in future interactions.
  • After being informed you own a neighborhood coffee shop, ChatGPT stores this information to provide contextually appropriate suggestions in the future.
  • Informing ChatGPT about your toddler's liking for jellyfish allows it to incorporate this detail into relevant future tasks like creating a birthday card.
  • As an educator, stating your preference for 50-minute lessons with follow-up activities will guide ChatGPT to create lesson plans accordingly.
You're in Control

If you desire ChatGPT to erase a memory, it's as simple as uttering the words. The option is also available to view and delete specific memories or entirely wipe the memory slate clean in the settings. The AI's memories are shaped by your interactions and are not tied to particular conversations. Therefore, deleting a chat does not erase its memories; you have to delete the memory separately.

Moving forward, ChatGPT might utilize your provided content, as well as stored memories, to refine our model for everyone's benefit. However, the data from corporate customers will not be used for training the AI model.

ChatGPT also provides the option to exclude memory usage during a conversation via Temporary Chat. This exclusive feature ensures that the temporary chats are not reflected in the history, don't utilize memory, and are not used for training the model.

Moreover, the model accepts custom instructions to offer interactive guidance, remembering explicit details you want it to, and thus providing a personalized response.

ChatGPT also raises the bar for privacy and safety standards. It emphasizes the need for handling sensitive data such as health details very cautiously. Therefore, sensitive data will only be stored upon explicit request from the user.

Enterprise and Team Customers Gain Efficiency

Memory proves to be a valuable feature for corporate and team users, where ChatGPT can learn their style and preferences, and build on past interactions. Examples of application include:

  • Remembering tone, voice, and format preferences, applying them to draft blog posts.
  • Remembering coding language and frameworks, aiding in streamlining development procedures.
  • Generating preferred charts with key takeaways for monthly business reviews from securely uploaded data.

Enterprise and team users will soon be introduced to the memory feature as part of the wider rollout process.

GPTs Will Also Have Memory

Builders will be able to enable memory for their GPTs, making the interactions more efficient. For instance, the Books GPT can remember your preferences like favorite genres or top books and can provide tailored recommendations that won't need repeating your preferences.

As we move forward, memory for GPTs will become more accessible when broadly deployed.

Disclaimer: The above article was written with the assistance of AI. The original sources can be found on OpenAI.