In a groundbreaking milestone for artificial intelligence, OpenAI’s ChatGPT has reached over 100 million weekly active users, making it a dominant force in the tech industry.
OpenAI Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Sam Altman announced this achievement at the company’s inaugural developer conference in San Francisco.
ChatGPT launched less than a year ago, has seen unparalleled growth, with 100 million monthly users achieved in just two months, setting records within the tech world.
This rapid ascent to popularity underscores the remarkable demand for AI-driven solutions.
Altman highlighted that ChatGPT’s user base isn’t just vast but deeply integrated into the business tech landscape, with more than two million developers adopting the platform. Furthermore, the AI model now serves over 92 per cent of Fortune 500 companies, demonstrating the corporate world’s trust in AI tools for business operations and decision-making.
OpenAI’s announcement also included several innovations aimed at making AI more accessible and versatile for various applications.
One of these innovations is the GPT-4 Turbo, a more potent and cost-efficient iteration of the flagship AI model, GPT-4. OpenAI is democratizing AI development with customizable ChatGPT bots, referred to as GPTs, which allow users to tailor AI to their specific needs without requiring coding skills.
The upcoming GPT Store will serve as a marketplace for developers to publish and monetize their unique AI creations, potentially ushering in a new era of personalized AI services.
OpenAI has expanded its suite of AI tools by making DALL-E 3, the text-to-image model, available via an API.
This development promises to broaden the horizons for creative AI applications, from digital art to functional design. The company also unveiled the Assistants API, designed to create ‘agent-like experiences’ within applications, and a new text-to-speech API with a choice of preset voices and generative AI model variants.
Comparing ChatGPT’s growth trajectory with social media giants like Facebook and Instagram highlights its unprecedented adoption rate. While Facebook took four and a half years and Instagram took over two years to reach 100 million users, ChatGPT achieved this in just two months. Even Microsoft’s Bing, which integrated GPT-4, reported 100 million daily active users after the update.
OpenAI’s ChatGPT has firmly established the company at the forefront of the AI revolution, reshaping user interactions with technology and setting the stage for future advancements. As ChatGPT approaches its first anniversary as a public service, its impact is undeniable, marking the dawn of an AI-infused future.