According to a report, a glitch in the system of OpenAI’s ChatGPT inadvertently revealed the titles of some users’ prior conversations to other individuals using the AI chatbot. The company swiftly responded by temporarily disabling ChatGPT on Monday in order to address and rectify the issue.
On Wednesday, OpenAI’s CEO Sam Altman took to Twitter to explain that the “significant issue in ChatGPT” was caused by a bug in an open source library. He further confirmed that only a small percentage of users were affected, and that they were able to see the conversation history of other users.
Altman’s tweet provided further insight into the root cause of the issue, which was attributed to a flaw in an open source library. Despite the bug affecting only a small number of users, OpenAI acted promptly to temporarily disable ChatGPT and address the issue to maintain the privacy and security of all users.
On March 23, 2023, OpenAI’s CEO Sam Altman provided an update on the ChatGPT bug via Twitter. He explained that the issue was caused by a bug in an open source library, which has since been fixed and validated.
Unfortunately, a small number of users were impacted by the bug and were able to view the conversation history titles of other users. Altman expressed his regret about the incident and apologized for any inconvenience or concern caused to affected users.
To address the issue and maintain the security of its users, OpenAI temporarily disabled access to chat history from Monday 1 am PDT until Monday 10 am PDT. The company will also be conducting a technical postmortem to review the incident and implement any necessary improvements.