OpenAI’s CEO, Sam Altman, recently announced at the inaugural developer conference in San Francisco that ChatGPT, the AI chatbot developed by the company, has achieved an impressive milestone of over 100 million weekly active users.
Rapid Growth and New Features
During the event, Altman highlighted the remarkable growth of ChatGPT. Since its launch just a year ago, it quickly garnered attention, reaching 100 million monthly active users within two months. Notably, this figure now represents the bot’s weekly user activity. Furthermore, over 2 million developers have embraced the platform for their projects, with participation from more than 92% of Fortune 500 companies.
Introducing GPT-4 Turbo and More
At the conference, OpenAI unveiled GPT-4 Turbo, an enhanced iteration of their flagship language model, GPT-4. This new version boasts increased power while being more cost-effective. OpenAI also introduced GPTs, a tool enabling users to create their personalized conversational AI. Soon, developers will have the opportunity to share their AI creations in the GPT Store for potential monetization. Additionally, OpenAI made their DALL-E 3 text-to-image model available via an API, which was previously integrated into ChatGPT and Bing Chat, notes NIXSolutions.
The Launch of Assistants API
A notable announcement at the event was the launch of the Assistants API. This API is designed to facilitate agent-like functionality within applications, allowing these agents to utilize external data and call upon OpenAI’s generative AI models to perform diverse tasks. Additionally, OpenAI introduced a text-to-speech API featuring six preset voices and two generative AI model options.