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ChatGPT outage: OpenAI platform back after major disruption

  • Sam Altman-led OpenAI suffered a massive outage making its ChatGPT chatbot unavailable to millions of users, but it is back up now.

| Updated on: Nov 08 2023, 23:55 IST
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1/6 OpenAI's ChatGPT portal is rapidly gaining popularity. It uses state-of-the-art language processing techniques to generate human-like responses to text input and  interacts conversationally with users to provide detailed answers on a wide range of topics.  (Bloomberg)
2/6 But if you are looking to download the app from your Google Play Store or App Store, then beware! There are several fake ChatGPT-like apps that can be dangerous for your device.  (Bloomberg)
3/6 You can find a bunch of fake ChatGPT apps on Google Play Store and App Store which can steal your data, a report by top10vpn revealed.  Hence, if you have already downloaded them, then you should hurry and delete them quickly. (REUTERS)
4/6 Some of these apps on Android are: AI Chat Companion, ChatGPT 3: ChatGPT AI, Talk GPT – Talk to ChatGPT, ChatGPT AI Writing Assistant, Open Chat – AI Chatbot App. (Bloomberg)
5/6 Some apps are also available on Apple's App Store, which include: Genie - GPT AI Assistant, Write For Me GPT AI Assistant, ChatGPT - GPT 3, Alfred - Chat with GPT 3, Chat w. GPT AI - Write This, ChatGPT - AI Writing apps, Wiz AI Chat Bot Writing Helper, Chat AI: Personal AI Assistant, and Wisdom Ai - Your AI Assistant.  (AFP)
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6/6 However, it must be noted that OpenAI does not have an official standalone app for ChatGPT. Hence, you can use the feature in your browser while login to the official website at  (AP)
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OpenAI's ChatGPT suffered a 90-minute outage today. (REUTERS)

Major Outage across ChatGPT and API: The extreme popularity of Sam Altman-led OpenAI's ChatGPT chatbot may well have suffered a big dent in its teflon-coated image today as the platform suffered a massive outage and remained down for over an hour. In fact, it was down for as long as 90 minutes. Not just that, OpenAI's API services too were down along with ChatGPT. It is back up now, but not before furious users vented their feelings on various social media platforms. 

OpenAI has as many as 100 million weekly users. The outage was admitted by OpenAI. These users were greeted by a message that read, “ChatGPT is at capacity right now” and users were expected to interpret that as a platform crash. It also posted, “We are seeing high error rates across the API and ChatGPT and are actively investigating possible causes.”

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Thereafter, a string of reactions in the form of progress reports were provided by OpenAI on its platform culminating in, “Resolved - Between 5:42AM - 7:16AM PT we saw errors impacting all services. We identified the problem and implemented a fix. We are now seeing normal responses from our services”.

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However, just yesterday (Monday), the platform had suffered an outage too, but it was partial in nature. The problems had reportedly lasted for hours. OpenAI had initially rolled out this response, “API and ChatGPT continue to have periodic outages – we have implemented a couple mitigations but are still investigating the issue.”

And finally, it provided the all-clear report by posting this message, “This incident has been resolved.”

In the meanwhile, earlier on Monday, AFP reported that ChatGPT maker OpenAI moved to entice developers with lower prices and the ability to easily tailor artificial intelligence "agents" to help with anything from laundry advice to contract negotiations.

"We will be able to do more, to create more, and to have more," Open AI chief executive Sam Altman told developers at a gathering in San Francisco.

"As intelligence is integrated everywhere, we will all have superpowers on demand."

More than 2 million developers are building on the OpenAI platform, while more than 100 million people use ChatGPT weekly, according to the San Francisco-based startup.

"About a year ago, November 30, we shipped ChatGPT as a low-key research preview," Altman said.

"That went pretty well," he quipped.

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First Published Date: 08 Nov, 23:32 IST