No more 50 First Dates for ChatGPT

With apologies to our younger readers who may have no idea about 50 First Dates – let me begin by first explaining what that is.

Well, 50 First Dates is a 2004 American romantic comedy film directed by Peter Segal and starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore. Lucy, played by Barrymore, suffers from amnesia, and she forgets Henry (Sandler) when she falls asleep. Henry’s goal is to win her over again each day.

Like Lucy, ChatGPT suffered from major retention issues. It does not remember conversations once you finish the conversation.

But ChatGPT now has a solution. It is adding memory.

What does that mean?

It is adding two types of memories – a user guided memory and a self directed memory.

In the first case, you will be able to give ChatGPT information about things that you want it to remember about you. If you are interested in cars, you may want ChatGPT to remember your favorite car. If you like a certain book or a leader and ChatGPT will remember that. This way it will be able to answer your questions from its memory about you.

In the second case, ChatGPT can track your conversations and try to understand and remember details about you. This could be similar to what we typically see in online profile development by social media.

Does this raise concerns about privacy – especially in the second case. I believe it does. Keep in mind that unlike social media, you are paying for using the service.

In our forthcoming AIAI Short Report, we will cover this topic in more detail.

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