OpenAI has officially launched its ChatGPT app for mobile devices, which is available for free to download and use. However, the app is only available in the US and will come to other countries soon. OpenAI has released the mobile app for iOS only, and an Android app is also in development. The app offers all capabilities you can do on the desktop Chatbot and adds the ability to sync conversations across devices. Like Microsoft’s Bing App, the company is leveraging the Whisper speech recognition engine to improve iPhone voice input.

ChatGPT became an overnight sensation when OpenAI launched it in November, attracting over 1 million users within three days. It’s a breakthrough moment for AI and threatens to disrupt markets from education and media to Google’s search engine. The company aims to create artificial intelligence, a machine as intelligent as a human being.

ChatGPT is an extensive language mode chatbot developed by OpenAI, and with the launch of its Generative AI and large language model service to iOS, users can have conversations, generate text, translate language, write different kinds of creative content, and get informative answers to their questions. Siri should be scared because ChatGPT is much more powerful and capable than Siri. However, the app cannot perform tasks such as setting a timer on your device or controlling the brightness of your iPhone.

ChatGPT on iOS to Expand to Wider Consumer Audience.

Regarding voice recognition, it’s a new feature powered by Whisper, an open-source speech recognition system. Currently, this is not fully reliable and may sometimes fail to capture the user’s query and display an API error. Users can retry transcription if it fails to interpret the query and display it in the prompt window by tapping the “Return Transcription” button. The company is working to fix the bugginess, and features are still under development. Users must still hit the up arrow to enter and deliver the prompt to ChatGPT.

When you use the keyboard, the response to queries is almost instantaneous and detailed. The voice recording icon is placed on the right-hand side of the prompt window. As for the ChatGPT history, which is synced across devices, users can view the chat history from any device by opening the ChatGPT app and tapping the history tab. It will show a list of your chat conversations to view the conversation and also be able to reply to a conversation from the history tab.

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The company also has ChatGPT Plus subscribers, which allow advanced GPT-4 models that offer faster response times and give users early access to ChatGPT features. The ChatGPT-4 model is also integrated into Microsoft’s Bing Chatbot. On Bing, it’s free, but OpenAI’s ChatGPT is not; it has a $20/month subscription.

To use this app, users must have an iPhone 8 or a device running iOS 16.1 or higher. However, the app still needs to be ready for a tablet-optimized layout for iPads. You can download the app from the Apple App Store. After starting the Wave of AI-Race, the company is working on Bing and Google, trying hard to catch up. As you may have heard, Microsoft is leveraging OpenAI’s technology and bringing capabilities to its platforms and services. Recently, Google has launched Bard in 180 countries, but the app is yet to be available in the EU and Canada.

While using the app, OpenAI ChatGPT reminds you that it is inaccurate when you first install the app and works similarly to the desktop web-based version of ChatGPT. The interface of the ChatGPT iOS app is pared-down and leaner than the mobile version of Microsoft’s Bing AI. The app works similarly to the desktop web-based version of ChatGPT.

This app also works on ChatGPT for business. The company first released ChatGPT in November 2023, as the company was founded in 2015 as a non-profit to develop robust, safe AI. Since then, the company has evolved into a for-profit corporation with a multimillion-dollar investment from Microsoft, and Microsoft released the Bing AI search in February 2023. A rivalry ensued, with Google releasing Bard in March 2023, Alibaba releasing ChatGPT in March 2023, and X.AI by Elon Musk in March 2023.

All these AIs come amid growing scrutiny of the nascent field by regulators and governments worldwide. One of the most challenging aspects of generative AI is that it requires computationally expensive resources to run, for which companies have been working to run generative AI on mobile devices and make it more accessible to users. This has led to the development of new and innovative applications. Google managed to run its latest large language model, PaLM 2, on a Galaxy device.