(CTN News) – A smartphone app is now available for ChatGPT, which could be good news for people who wish to make use of the artificial intelligence chatbot and bad news for all the clone apps that had tried to capitalize on the technology in the past.
Initially, the free ChatGPT app will be available on iPhones in the United States starting on Thursday, and it will also be available on Android phones in the near future.
In contrast to the web version, you can also ask it questions by using your voice instead of typing.
According to the company that makes the ChatGPT app, OpenAI, there are no ads in the app; however, the app syncs your history across devices in order to eliminate any possible ads in the future.
In a blog post announcing the new app, which is described on the App Store as an “official app” for OpenAI, it is reported that the rollout will begin in the US in the next few weeks, and we expect that it will expand to additional countries as well.”
Over five months have passed since OpenAI released ChatGPT to the general public, causing a great deal of excitement and alarm thanks to its ability to generate convincingly human-like essays, poems, form letters, and conversational responses to nearly any question.
In spite of that, the San Francisco startup did not seem to be in a hurry to get their app on phones – which is where the majority of people access the Internet.
A lot of clones were built on the same or similar technology, which led to the rise of clones that were dubbed as “fleeceware” by the security firm Sophos in a report this week, for they entice unintentional users to sign up for a free trial that ends up becoming a recurring subscription, or used intrusive advertising techniques.