OpenAI Unveils a No-Cost ChatGPT App for iOS
In an effort to simplify access to its AI chat tool, ChatGPT, OpenAI announced the release of a complimentary app for iOS users across the United States. The organization revealed plans to extend this availability to other countries in the near future.
This significant milestone occurs half a year after OpenAI initially made ChatGPT available to the public via an online platform. The debut of this tool ignited a fierce competition within the tech industry, driving companies to create and implement sophisticated tools that can produce engaging written content and visuals in response to user inputs.
The announcement coincided with a week in which OpenAI’s CEO, Sam Altman, addressed Congress about potential threats that AI could introduce to society. Altman likened the current surge in AI technology to a “printing press moment,” emphasizing the need for appropriate safety measures.
OpenAI’s newly launched ChatGPT app mirrors the capabilities of its web-based counterpart, possibly amplifying its already growing popularity. The app introduces a new feature that allows users to provide voice prompts via their phone’s microphone, in addition to text-based input. Moreover, users can synchronize their history across different devices.
Subscribers of ChatGPT Plus, who pay a monthly fee of $20, will receive added advantages on the app, including access to the features of GPT-4, the upcoming upgrade of the technology that powers the tool.
According to OpenAI’s CTO, Mira Murati, the company is gearing up to release an Android version of the app soon.