OpenAI’s ChatGPT reached a monumental milestone with 100 million weekly active users, an achievement announced by OpenAI CEO Sam Altman at the company’s inaugural developer conference in San Francisco. The milestone marks a remarkable journey since the service’s launch nearly a year ago, which saw an astounding 100 million monthly users within just two months, setting a record for the fastest-growing user base in the history of AI-driven conversational platforms.
The Unveiling of GPT-4 Turbo
In addition to this remarkable user growth, OpenAI introduced GPT-4 Turbo, a more potent and cost-effective iteration of its flagship text-generating AI model, GPT-4. The development promises to enhance further the capabilities of ChatGPT, offering users even more advanced and versatile conversational experiences. OpenAI’s commitment to advancing AI technology extends beyond ChatGPT. The company announced the availability of DALL-E 3, its text-to-image model, via an API. The expansion of services into visual AI demonstrates OpenAI’s ambition to provide comprehensive solutions for a wide range of applications.
Furthermore, the introduction of the Assistants API empowers developers to create “agent-like experiences” within their applications, enhancing the AI capabilities of various software and platforms. The API allows developers to leverage external knowledge and employ OpenAI’s generative AI models to perform complex tasks, paving the way for more versatile and intelligent virtual assistants; moreover, OpenAI is unveiling a text-to-speech API with six preset voices and two generative AI model variants, providing a wide array of options for voice-based interactions and applications.
OpenAI’s ChatGPT Empowering Developers
One of the most important takeaways from Altman’s announcement was the announcement that over two million developers now use the OpenAI platform. Moreover, a staggering 92% of Fortune 500 companies have embraced ChatGPT for various applications, highlighting the platform’s widespread adoption among industry leaders.
OpenAI is also taking a big step by enabling individuals to create their own versions of the conversational AI system, aptly named GPTs. These customized AI models can be published on the “GPT Store,” allowing creators to share their innovations with the world and potentially monetize their creations, opening up new avenues for AI development and entrepreneurship.