OpenAI releases ChatGPT and Whisper APIs
Open AI has released its advanced chatbot ChatGPT as an API for app and website developers to integrate into their own platforms.
Alongside ChatGPT, the AI firm has also offered up its speech-to-text application Whisper as an API, too.
In its blog post announcement, OpenAI said that through “a series of system-wide optimisations, we’ve achieved 90% cost reduction for ChatGPT since December.”
“We’re now passing through those savings to API users,” it added.
Early users of the APIs include social media app Snapchat, which is using ChatGPT for an experimental chatbot called “My AI for Snapchat+,” which aims to help users produce fun and quirky messages, such as short poems, to send to their Snapchat contacts.
Two other primary adopters include student application Quizlet, which is using ChatGPT as a chatbot to help students with study questions, and language learning app Speak, which is using Whisper API as a new “AI speaking companion,” in order to have enhanced, voice-based conversations.
Additionally, food retailer Instacart is helping customers with recipes with ChatGPT’s API, and retail shopping application Shop is using the AI chatbot to power a new product search assistant that will help customers find and search for products they want in a more personalised fashion.
Online retailers have been increasingly taking to advanced technology such as AI for enhancing customer experience. Recently, British retailer Very announced that it was to implement, tech platform Constructors, AI and machine learning for product discovery in order to offer better-tailored results.
OpenAI only announced that its chatbot would be released as an API in January this year – a few months after its initial release of the chatbot in November last year, which saw immense hype for its ease of use in answering questions others would have normally used a search engine such as Google for, and for writing essays and code.
Since then, Google has released its own AI chatbot, Bard, which would mean “AI-powered features in Search that distil complex information and multiple perspectives into easy-to-digest formats”, according to Google’s CEO.
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