OpenAI’s GPTBot is a powerful web crawler that is designed to crawl the public internet and collect text data for use in training AI models. While this can be beneficial for AI development, it can also pose a threat to the privacy and security of websites.
In a recent blog post, OpenAI acknowledged that it uses GPTBot to scrape text data from websites. The company claims that it only scrapes text that is publicly available and that it does not collect any personally identifiable information.
However, some privacy experts have raised concerns about the potential for GPTBot to be used to collect sensitive data from websites.
If you’re concerned about GPTBot crawling your site, you can take steps to stop it. In this article, we’ll show you how to spot GPTBot and how to block it from your site.
Here’s what you need to know
GPTBot has the user agent string Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; GPTBot/1.0; +https://openai.com/bot/).
You can also check the IP address of the crawler. OpenAI has provided a list of IP addresses that GPTBot uses. You can find this list on the OpenAI website.
You can stop GPTBot from crawling your site by adding an entry to your robots.txt file.
You can also use a web application firewall (WAF) to block GPTBot.
GPTBot is a web crawler developed by OpenAI. OpenAI has provided a list of IP addresses that GPTBot uses. You can find this list on the OpenAI website.
It is designed to follow the Robots Exclusion Protocol. However, not all crawlers do. If you are concerned about GPTBot crawling your site, you can also use a web application firewall (WAF) to block it.
A WAF can be configured to block traffic from specific IP addresses or user agents.
How to Spot OpenAI’s Crawler Bot?
OpenAI’s crawler bot, GPTBot, is easy to spot. It has the following user agent string: