OpenAI Reaches Significant Milestones with Groundbreaking Announcements at Its Inaugural Developer Conference

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OpenAI Reaches Significant Milestones with Groundbreaking Announcements at Its Inaugural Developer Conference

OpenAI's AI-driven language model, ChatGPT, has now reached the notable landmark of garnering 100 million active users weekly, as per the revelation by company CEO Sam Altman in San Fransisco at its maiden developer conference. The service, which commenced less than a year ago, witnessed impressive growth, reaching a hundred million users monthly merely two months after its launch, marking a record in terms of rapidly expanding user base.

Further surprising statistics released by Altman highlighted that the platform's user count includes more than two million developers and an astonishing majority of Fortune 500 companies, approximately over 92%.

The event was not just an opportunity to celebrate these significant achievements but also a platform to introduce future developments. Prominently, OpenAI introduced GPT-4 Turbo, a more advanced yet cost-effective variant of its prominent AI-based text generation model, GPT-4.

Announcements also encompassed the introduction of GPTs, simplifying the way for any interested individual to construct their own versions of the conversational AI system. As part of a value-add, OpenAI will soon empower users to showcase their own system variants on a commercial platform called "GPT Store". This platform aims to provide an incentivized opportunity for creators to possibly generate income from their contributions.

OpenAI’s text-to-image model, DALL-E 3, previously integrated with ChatGPT and Bing Chat, will now be accessible via an application program interface (API). The company aims to facilitate developers to incorporate what they refer to as "agent-like experiences" within their apps through a new API, fittingly called the Assistants API. This feature would enable developers to construct a smart assistant capable of leveraging external knowledge and calling upon OpenAI's generative AI models and tools to complete tasks.

Another notable addition is a text-to-speech API featuring six preset voices and two generative AI model alternatives in its offering, further accentuating OpenAI's objective of aiding the seamless integration of AI into apps.

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