OpenAI States that ChatGPT is Now Accessible Without an Account

By Consultants Review Team Tuesday, 02 April 2024

OpenAI has announced that their popular AI chat platform, ChatGPT, would no longer need users to have an account. This generosity, however, is limited to ChatGPT; other OpenAI products, including DALL-E 3, will still require an account in order to use; this underscores the company's dedication to democratizing AI access while maintaining the value of premium goods.

OpenAI stated in a recent blog post, "We're rolling this out gradually, with the aim to make AI accessible to anyone curious about its capabilities," highlighting their commitment to increasing accessibility to AI technology.

Ever since its launch at the end of 2022, ChatGPT has captured the attention of people all over the world and made it necessary for users to get an OpenAI account. Due to its extraordinary appeal, ChatGPT shot to the top of the list of services with the quickest historical growth. Later, OpenAI made premium products like DALL-E 3 and advanced models available through subscriptions, but many aspects remained account-only, notably the ability to save chat histories, share discussions, and conduct voice interactions.

According to information released by OpenAI, ChatGPT has over 100 million weekly users in 185 countries. Even with growing competition—as Google's Gemini has demonstrated—ChatGPT continues to hold its position as the most visited AI chatbot website, with an estimated 1.6 billion visits in February—a slight decrease from the peak in May 2023, when visits reached over 1.8 billion.

Simultaneously with this declaration, OpenAI declared the deployment of "extra content protections for this encounter," with the intention of reducing prompts in a wider range of categories—though the details of these categories remain unclear. Notably, the option to opt out of model training remains open, even to users without accounts, allowing ChatGPT users to limit the utilisation of their interactions in the refining of OpenAI's AI models.

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