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ChatGPT Breaks Free: Unleashing AI with Internet Access!

askGPT is the command line program I wrote and forgot to mention my authorship in my previous article: “askGPT, a command line story”. Till yesterday ChatGPT was in prison. Its knowledge database was…


image askGPT is the command line program I wrote and forgot to mention my authorship in my previous article: “askGPT, a command line story”. Till yesterday ChatGPT was in prison. Its knowledge database was sealed and ChatGPT was frozen in time. If you asked chatGPT what’s the date today, it would say:
Today is March 11th, 2020. Now let’s take chatGPT back to the future, askGPT now gives chatGPT the ability to get current information on its own. The same question with askGPT would say: Today is Sunday, January 29th, 2023. To prove that we have access to the internet, lets ask what did the Gorillaz do in 2022:

Human: what did they do in 2022?
AI: In 2022, Gorillaz went on a world tour in South America, Europe, Australia, and North America, where they debuted new material. They also released singles from their upcoming album Cracker Island and performed two virtual shows in Times Square and Piccadilly Circus.

To be able to get this kind of interaction, I needed to give the AI access to a linux terminal. With great powers, great responsibilities I wasn’t ready to have ChatGPT go online without supervision, so I changed askGPT to forward me its commands, so that I could edit and execute or ignore them. Then I could decide if to pass the results or not. ChatGPT has broken free and is now unleashed with internet access, unlocking the power of AI and creating unprecedented opportunities for data integration and knowledge expansion. As chatGPT keeps gaining momentum, related software is released non stop. I wanted to give ChatGPT real access to the internet, not a fictitious linux terminal to interact with as others did. askGPT is a powerful tool that allows users to create different scenarios for ChatGPT to interact with. Beside giving ChatGPT access to the internet to reinforce it’s existing knowledge base , it creates a vast array of possibilities for users. From Vocational Tests and Personality Tests, to new and innovative AI conversations. So, if you’re looking to get the most out of your AI conversations, or just want to explore the possibilities of AI, then take a look at askGPT and ChatGPT. With their combined power, you can unlock the potential of AI with internet access.

Human: get the current time from the internet
AI: curl -s http://worldtimeapi.org/api/timezone/Europe/London
Human: {"abbreviation":"GMT","client_ip":"178.222.30.49","datetime":"2023-01-28T17:29:35.969951+00:00","day_of_week":6,"day_of_year":28,"dst":false,"dst_from":null,"dst_offset":0,"dst_until":null,"raw_offset":0,"timezone":"Europe/London","unixtime":1674926975,"utc_datetime":"2023-01-28T17:29:35.969951+00:00","utc_offset":"+00:00","week_number":4}
AI: The current time in Europe/London is 2023-01-28T17:29:35.969951+00:00
Human: set the os clock to it.
AI: date -s "2023-01-28T17:29:35.969951+00:00"

The positive feedback I got encouraged me to take it to the next level. askGPT is available online and you can install it by running “pip install askGPT” from your terminal or following the instructions at the program Github page: https://www.github.com/meirm/askGPT askGPT is still under heavy development and open to anyone to contribute to it. Till next time.




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