OpenAI CEO Sam Altman made an exciting announcement during the company’s inaugural developer conference in San Francisco on Monday. He disclosed that ChatGPT currently boasts an impressive 100 million weekly active users. This achievement is even more remarkable considering that the service was launched less than a year ago, and it swiftly amassed an estimated 100 million monthly users within just two months of its initial release, setting a record for the fastest-growing user base.
Furthermore, Altman revealed that more than two million developers are actively utilizing the platform, with over 92% of Fortune 500 companies making use of it.
In conjunction with these milestones, OpenAI introduced several noteworthy updates and innovations. Among them is the unveiling of GPT-4 Turbo, a more potent and cost-effective iteration of their flagship text-generating AI model, GPT-4.
OpenAI also introduced GPTs, a means for individuals to craft their own versions of conversational AI systems. The company intends to create a marketplace called the “GPT Store” where users can publish their custom AI systems and potentially earn money from their creations.
Moreover, OpenAI expanded its offerings by making DALL-E 3, their text-to-image model, accessible via an API. This model was initially integrated into ChatGPT and Bing Chat. Notably, OpenAI is launching a new API known as the Assistants API, which empowers developers to build “agent-like experiences” within their applications. This API enables developers to create assistants that can leverage external knowledge and employ OpenAI’s generative AI models and tools to execute various tasks.
Additionally, the company introduced a text-to-speech API that provides users with a choice of six preset voices and two generative AI model variants.