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OpenAI has launched the official version of its AI-powered ChatGPT chatbot on the Apple App Store and hints that an Android version is coming “soon”.
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According to a May 18 announcement, the ChatGPT app syncs user chat history with its web version and supports voice input powered by OpenAI’s Whisper speech recognition model.
OpenAI says it is rolling out the app to iPhone and iPad users in the US and will expand to other countries “in the coming weeks.”
A full global rollout will see a fraction of Apple’s 2 billion active devices access the OpenAI chatbot app as the AI adoption race continues.
AI enthusiasts have been trying to use ChatGPT features on their mobile devices for months, and many have resorted to a number of relatively complicated workarounds to try and integrate the chatbot with the Siri virtual assistant on the iPhone.
So far, one of the easiest ways to access the OpenAI software on a mobile device has been using the Microsoft Bing app, which offers access to the company’s GPT-4-based chatbot. The recently introduced Google Bard, which is currently ChatGPT’s biggest competitor, has yet to be released as a mobile app version.
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Both the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store have seen a proliferation of apps that offer a service similar to OpenAI’s ChatGPT, some of which have turned out to be copycat apps that charge even higher subscription fees than ChatGPT itself, according to such reports.
Existing ChatGPT Plus subscribers will get access to GPT-4 capabilities as well as early access to new features and faster response times on their iOS devices.