OpenAI Offers Plug-Ins to Give ChatGPT More Data

When it comes to bad ideas, letting ChatGPT loose to read the entire Internet could rank with the worst.  OpenAI has so far avoided that one, but they are offering controlled extensions of the system’s knowledge base by adding third-party plugins for data from selected partners.  Initial sources include Expedia, FiscalNote, Instacart, KAYAK, Klarna, Milo, OpenTable, Shopify, Slack, Speak, Wolfram, and Zapier, which all sound pretty benign although Zapier could be a gateway to pretty much anything.