OpenAI has launched its AI-powered chatbot, ChatGPT, on the Apple App Store, and an Android version is expected to follow soon. While currently limited to the United States, OpenAI plans to expand the app globally, potentially reaching over a billion users on iOS.
The ChatGPT app, announced on May 18, offers users the ability to sync their chat history with the web version and incorporates voice input using OpenAI's speech recognition model, Whisper. Initially available to iPhone and iPad users in the US, the app will gradually roll out to other countries in the coming weeks.
The crypto community has shown great interest in AI advancements and ChatGPT. Some members have even utilized the nascent technology to create new tokens. Mobile users have been eagerly awaiting the availability of ChatGPT's features, resorting to complex workarounds to integrate the chatbot with Apple's virtual assistant, Siri.
While Microsoft's Bing app has provided a way to access OpenAI's software on mobile devices, featuring their GPT-4-powered chatbot, Google's Bard has yet to release a mobile app version, making ChatGPT a prominent player in the mobile AI chatbot space.
The Apple App Store and Google Play Store have seen an influx of apps claiming to provide similar services to ChatGPT. However, some of these apps have turned out to be copycats, charging higher subscription fees than ChatGPT itself.
Existing ChatGPT Plus subscribers will gain access to GPT-4's capabilities and enjoy early access to new features and faster response times on their iOS devices. The availability of ChatGPT on the App Store is expected to drive further adoption of AI as the competition for AI dominance continues.