ChatGPT, an AI chatbot developed by OpenAI, has surpassed 100 million weekly active users. This was announced by the company’s CEO Sam Altman at the first developer conference in San Francisco.
At Monday’s event, Altman highlighted ChatGPT’s significantly growing popularity. Launched about a year ago, the service quickly captured audience attention and reached 100 million monthly active users within two months of its launch. This number now represents the weekly activity of the service. In addition, more than 2 million developers use the platform for their projects, including representatives from more than 92% of Fortune 500 companies.
At the conference, OpenAI introduced GPT-4 Turbo, an improved version of its flagship large-language model GPT-4 that is more powerful while being more cost-effective. The company also announced GPTs, a tool that allows anyone to create their own version of conversational AI. In the near future, developers will be able to publish their versions of such systems in the GPT Store, thereby having the opportunity to monetize their developments. Additionally, OpenAI announced that the DALL-E 3 text-to-image model is now available via an application programming interface (API). This feature was previously integrated into ChatGPT and Bing Chat.
Of particular interest was the announcement of the introduction of the new Assistants API. It is designed to create agent-like functionality in applications. These agents can consume external data and invoke OpenAI generative AI models to perform various tasks. Additionally, OpenAI has introduced a text-to-speech API that offers 6 preset voices and 2 generative AI model options.