OpenAI A potential competitor is developing a feature for ChatGPT that can search the web and cite sources in its results, according to a person familiar with the matter. Alphabet Inc Google and AI search startup Perplexity.

According to the person, who asked to remain anonymous while discussing personal information, the feature will allow users to ask ChatGPT questions and receive answers that use details from the Internet with references to sources such as Wikipedia entries and blog posts. It is used alongside images in one version of the product written answers to the questions as appropriate. If a user asks ChatGPT how to change a door handle, for example, the results may include a diagram to illustrate the task, the person said.