OpenAI launches official ChatGPT app for iOS, Android coming ‘soon’

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While it is currently only available in the United States, a full global rollout could see more than a billion users access to the official app on iOS.

OpenAI has launched the official version of its AI-powered chatbot ChatGPT on Apple’s App Store and hints that an Android version is coming “soon.”

ChatGPT and the advances in artificial intelligence has become a point of great interest among the crypto community, some of whom have already leveraged the nascent technology to create entirely new tokens.

According to a May 18 announcement, the ChatGPT app syncs user chat history with its web version and features voice input supported by OpenAI’s speech recognition model Whisper.

OpenAI says it’s rolling out the app for iPhone and iPad users in the United States and will expand to other countries “in the coming weeks.”

ChatGPT app screenshots on the App Store. Source: Apple

A full global rollout would see a portion of Apple’s 2 billion active devices get access to OpenAI’s chatbot app as the AI adoption race rages on.

AI enthusiasts have been attempting to utilize ChatGPT’s features on their mobile devices for months, with many resorting to a number of relatively complex workarounds to try to integrate the chatbot with the iPhone’s virtual assistant Siri.

So far, one of the simplest ways to access OpenAI’s software on a mobile device has been to use Microsoft’s Bing app, which offers access to the company’s GPT-4-powered chatbot. Google’s newly introduced Bard, which currently stands as the largest competitor to ChatGPT, is yet to be released as a mobile app version.

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Both Apple’s App Store and the Google Play store have seen a proliferation of apps purporting to provide a service similar to OpenAI’s ChatGPT; some have turned out to be copycat apps that charge an even higher subscription fee than ChatGPT itself, according to reports.

Pre-existing ChatGPT Plus subscribers will gain access to GPT-4’s capabilities as well as early access to newer features and faster response times on their iOS devices.

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