OpenAI, a leader in artificial intelligence, announced on Monday the launch of a version of ChatGPT tailored for large businesses. This move creates a stronger alignment between OpenAI and its financial supporter, Microsoft, in terms of the offerings they provide to their clientele.
Named ChatGPT Enterprise, this iteration promises enhanced security, privacy, and quicker access to OpenAI’s technology. The company has already garnered interest from prominent names like Block, Carlyle, and Estee Lauder Companies, who are among the early adopters.
The introduction of ChatGPT to consumers in November ignited a surge in the use of generative AI for various tasks such as writing and coding. The platform quickly gained traction, attracting 100 million monthly active users by January.
Despite employers discouraging its use, many individuals in the US employed ChatGPT for work-related activities, as revealed by a Reuters/Ipsos poll.
The launch of ChatGPT Enterprise is aimed at encouraging employers to adopt its usage within the workplace environment. While Microsoft already provides business access to ChatGPT through its Azure OpenAI Service, ChatGPT Enterprise subscribers can utilize the service without needing to subscribe to Azure.
OpenAI and Microsoft have previously introduced similar services, leading to questions about potential competition for customers. When asked about this, an OpenAI spokesperson emphasized that customers can decide which platform aligns better with their business needs.