AI-powered ChatGPT has recently been frustrating a sizable number of potential new users due to its own popularity.
The amount of traffic on the site has been known to cause it to crash, preventing people from creating new accounts. The good news is that the solution is quite simple.
OpenAI’s breakout chatbot star ChatGPT (released in November 2022) uses machine learning to generate responses from questions or queries entered by users. It’s been blowing people’s mind in how mature and chatty it is (and also how horribly inaccurate with facts it can be).
In the last few days, reports have flooded in from those who wanted to create a new account on ChatGPT’s site couldn’t due to traffic congestion.
What visitors saw was a message that read: “Chat GPT is at capacity right now.” Basically, that meant that the website is in high demand and had reached its capacity for users per session and/or query load. The servers powering ChatGPT are very expensive to run, and OpenAI appears to have putting limits on that usage following the incredible explosion in interest.