ChatGPT, the AI chatbot powered by a state-of-the-art language model from OpenAI, has finally made its way to the mobile world with a new app on the iOS App Store. OpenAI also says that an Android app for ChatGPT is coming “soon.”
ChatGPT is a simple way to experience what AI can do for users. It uses a natural language model that can answer questions and have conversations with humanlike intelligence. It is so advanced that even Microsoft relies on it for its Bing Chat, although AI models still need to improve a lot before they can replace reliable sources of information.
However, ChatGPT has been missing from mobile devices in a native form for a long time, with some third-party developers trying to fill the gap and most users accessing it through web browsers. Now, OpenAI has announced that its ChatGPT model is now on the iOS App Store, with a small note for Android users.
We don’t know how long it will take for OpenAI to release the Android app, but we hope it won’t be too far away. We expect the Android app to have the same features as the iOS app currently available. Paid users will get access to a more powerful and advanced version of the language model – GPT-4 – and faster response times. Besides that, free users will be able to use Whisper, the company’s voice recognition software, and sync across multiple devices. Basically, the app is everything you could do before but now in a native app.
This comes as Google tries to expand its AI presence with its new Labs, like Duet AI and generative AI in Google Search. These functions are not exactly a chatbot, but AI in Search should theoretically provide a good source of info, as long as the language model can tell the difference between truth and fiction.