For ChatGPT, OpenAI has released an iOS app, with the assurance that an Android version will follow “soon.” Whisper, an open-source speech recognition model from OpenAI supports voice input in the free-to-use app and syncs chat history with the web.
You can get the app from the App Store here, and it is compatible with both iPhones and iPads. According to OpenAI, the app will launch in the US initially before expanding to other nations “in the coming weeks.”Although OpenAI hadn’t previously hinted about a mobile app, it makes sense considering ChatGPT’s enormous popularity. The AI chatbot’s usage has skyrocketed since its introduction in November. Estimates from the outside world claim that the app gained 100 million users.
The launch of the app is intriguing, especially in light of OpenAI’s ambiguous marketing strategy for ChatGPT. Although the chatbot was first intended as an experiment, it quickly gained a user base that uses it for anything from corporate applications to plagiarism in student essays. In February, OpenAI introduced ChatGPT Plus, a premium membership for the app that grants priority access and uses the business’ most recent GPT-4 language model to produce replies. Each month, it costs $20.
Until recently, using Microsoft’s Bing app to access OpenAI’s GPT-4-powered chatbot on mobile has been the most effective way to access the company’s language models. Some of these users will probably go to ChatGPT from Microsoft, which has been exploiting access to its chatbot to entice consumers towards Bing and Edge. Introducing an official ChatGPT should discourage consumers from downloading the innumerable spam and phone mobile apps that claim to provide them access to the chatbot.