A new iOS app for ChatGPT has been launched by OpenAI, an American research laboratory for artificial intelligence. This app is built on GPT-3.5 and follows the free-to-use model of the original web version that was released six months ago.
ChatGPT Plus subscribers will have exclusive access to the capabilities of GPT-4, earlier access to features, and faster IOS response times.
ChatGPT on the App Store
In a blog post, OpenAI revealed that the new mobile app would sync users’ chat history with their bot across devices. The app also features voice input, which is supported by the company’s open-source speech recognition model, Whisper. The app will initially only be available in the US and will expand to other countries «in the coming weeks». OpenAI’s next goal is expanding to Android devices.
«With the ChatGPT app for iOS, we’re taking another step towards our mission by transforming state-of-the-art research into useful tools that empower people, while continuously making them more accessible.»
Although OpenAI did not provide a precise date, it stated that Android users would be the next priority.
Rise to Prominence
ChatGPT has become incredibly popular in a very short period. The chatbot attracted 100 million users just two months after its launch and had nearly 590 million visits in January. OpenAI released the platform for free to the public last November, and within just five days it had acquired a million users. To put things into perspective, Instagram took two and a half months to reach a million downloads and Netflix took more than three years to reach one million users.
Recently, ChatGPT came up with several scenarios on what could happen in the digital asset space within the next decade.
This success has created a frenzy among tech behemoths and startups, with many fighting for space in the AI sector. Google is working on its own chatbot, Bard, while Chinese tech giant Baidu is planning to integrate its AI chatbot, Ernie, into its search engine services this year.