ChatGPT Shutdown – Users Left Confused & Helpless

Last night, due to a massive outage it was observed that the OpenAI programme ChatGPT shutdown. Users were left confused with no explanation while the AI was not working. Is ChatGPT the future while crashing like this? Let’s dive into the details of this crash.

ChatGPT Shuts Down?

So yesternight, users reported seeing an error message pop up on the ChatGPT website. The message read “ChatGPT is unavailable”. Even the subscription-based accounts were facing the same issue.

It was even trending on Twitter that the OpenAI was down or ChatGPT Shuts Down.

Users Respond on ChatGPT Shutdown

Seeing this message confused the users as many relied on AI to get some work done. Some users thought that the AI was gone for good tweeting things like “ChatGPT shuts down for good”. At the same time, other users debated that the website had just crashed and will get online soon.

ChatGPT shut down

Some users even started to make memes about how much this AI is important to them. One user mentioned that they feel like a child who has lost their mom in a grocery store.

Are we relying too much on AI?

Judging by the outrage caused thanks to a crash, I think it is safe to say that we have too much relied on AI. Hundreds of users started complaining that the website was down. Some even went as far as saying that it was as if Google was down.

Moreover, Since OpenAI was not been fixed for a long time, many users were forced to work on OpenAI Playground. People are searching for alternatives. We are relying on AI way too much.

Reason For ChatGPT Shut down

Moving on, the actual reason for the ChatGPT shutdown was that a few hours later, it was announced that the root cause had been identified and the official fix got started.

After another two hours, it was told to everyone that the normal access of some users is being restored one after another. It will be a slow and gradual process.

However, after almost 5 hours of working to solve the accident, the website was working. It has been more than 12 hours since ChatGPT started to go down on a large scale. No wonder some struggling users turned to Playground during the period.

The following is the full accident report provided by the official:

ChatGPT Shut down

It was also observed that OpenAI only restored the normal Chat function, and the historical chat records had not been restored -it took two more hours to figure out the reason and get it fully working.

What did the AI say about the crash?

We all knew this would happen, and as soon as the AI got online users began to ask it why ChatGPT went down. Here is what it responded to.

ChatGPT Shut Down

Did the ChatGPT shutdown affect any other AI?

Yes. along with ChatGPT, DALL·E ( was also implicated during this period (now fixed).

ChatGPT Shutdown

However, in the end, ChatGPT is up and running as normal. All the hassle ended and everyone is back to using it the way it used to be.

What do you guys think? Do you use ChatGPT on a daily? Were you affected by this ChatGPT Shutdown? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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