ChatGPT – Session limit

When trying to retrieve my LA discussion, I got this:

This reminded me that this is a free service, and there are others waiting to have a go. I’ll complete this page when it’s back online again.

This short interaction revealed the following:

  • The ChatGPT server does not do its searching online, it uses a downloaded database
  • The database was most recently refreshed in 2021. Anything published online later, will not be available to the AI.
    Notably, my first book was published late 2021, presumably after the most recent AI database refresh.
  • The AI does not know anything about the next refresh of data.
  • There’s a limited number of sessions available to freeloaders such as me, which makes perfect sense to me!


January 2023