ChatGPT does not access external sources on the internet or databases in real-time to generate answers. Instead, it generates responses based on the extensive pre-training it received on a diverse range of internet text up until its last knowledge update in September 2021. This means that the information and knowledge it provides are based on the text data that was available up to that point.
It’s important to note that ChatGPT doesn’t have the ability to browse the internet or access current information. As a result, any events, developments, or information that have occurred after September 2021 are not within its knowledge base.
Users should verify information provided by ChatGPT, especially when dealing with time-sensitive topics or events, and consult trusted and up-to-date sources for the most current and accurate information.