The market leader in artificial intelligence, OpenAI, announced on Monday that it is launching a ChatGPT version aimed at major organizations, extending the overlap between what OpenAI and its financial backer, Microsoft, provide to customers.
According to the company, ChatGPT Enterprise provides additional security, privacy, and faster access to OpenAI’s technologies. Block, Carlyle, and Estee Lauder Companies are examples of early clients.
OpenAI’s consumer-focused ChatGPT, which was published in November, ignited a frenzy of generative AI use in routine jobs like writing and coding, and in January it had amassed 100 million monthly active users.
According to a Reuters/Ipsos poll, many Americans have used ChatGPT to assist with work-related tasks even when their companies forbid it.
OpenAI thinks that the release of ChatGPT Enterprise would encourage employers to accept ChatGPT usage at work.
Through its Azure OpenAI Service, Microsoft already gives businesses access to ChatGPT; but, in order to use it, firms must be users of Azure, Microsoft’s cloud computing platform.
According to OpenAI, users of ChatGPT Enterprise are not need to sign up for Azure. It is unclear how much competition there is between OpenAI and Microsoft for customers given that the two businesses have previously released duplicate services.
When asked if Microsoft and ChatGPT Enterprise compete for customers, a representative of OpenAI responded, “Customers can choose which platform is right for their business.”