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ChatGPT Outage: Blame it on DDoS

When ChatGPT, the AI-powered chatbot began experiencing sporadic outages 24 hours ago, OpenAI CEO Sam Altman blamed it on burgeoning user interest around its new features. However, now it appears that a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack is the real cause. And all this happened a day after Samsung launched its own Gen AI alternative Gauss.  No, we aren’t suggesting that the two events are linked. It’s just the irony of it all that made us join the dots around a world where suddenly Gen AI appears to have...