The Morning After: ChatGPT has an official iPhone app

It’s only available in the US for now.


OpenAI has launched a free ChatGPT app for iOS. It’s the first official smartphone app for the chatbot, joining a crowded field of third-party mobile AI software which also taps into the GPT-3.5 and GPT-4 APIs powering ChatGPT.

It also allows switching between standard and GPT-4 language models for ChatGPT Plus subscribers, as well as conversation history (synced from your the desktop if you sign in with the same account) and the ability to export data and delete or rename conversations. It’s only available in the US for now, but the company says it will expand to additional countries “in the coming weeks.” It’s pretty much the same experience as the website.

At the same time, there are reports some tech companies are wary of staff using AI chatbots. (It’s already happened. In early April, The Economist Korea reported three Samsung employees shared confidential information with ChatGPT.) Apple reportedly fears someone inadvertently leaking proprietary data while using ChatGPT. To prevent that scenario, the company has reportedly restricted the use of ChatGPT and other AI tools, such as GitHub's Copilot that can autocomplete code. The Wall Street Journal also says Apple is working on large language models of its own.

– Mat Smith

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More details on the PlayStation’s accessibility controller.

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