Artificial intelligence frontrunner OpenAI offers ChatGPT Enterprise

Artificial intelligence frontrunner, OpenAI, announced on Monday its latest offering, ChatGPT Enterprise, designed to cater specifically to the needs of large businesses. This move marks a significant convergence of services between OpenAI and its financial supporter, Microsoft, as both entities expand their offerings to better serve their clientele.
ChatGPT from OpenAIChatGPT Enterprise introduces a host of features aimed at providing enhanced security, privacy, and faster access to OpenAI’s cutting-edge technology. Noteworthy companies such as Block, Carlyle, and Estee Lauder Companies have already embraced this new solution as early adopters.

The original version of ChatGPT, tailored for consumers, made its debut in November, sparking a surge in the use of generative AI across a spectrum of daily tasks, spanning from writing to coding. This popularity led to an impressive milestone in January, with ChatGPT amassing 100 million monthly active users.

In the United States, the adoption of ChatGPT for work-related tasks has been on the rise, despite some employers discouraging its use, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll.

With the launch of ChatGPT Enterprise, OpenAI aims to provide employers with a platform that is better aligned with workplace requirements, fostering a more welcoming environment for integrating AI technology into everyday tasks.

While Microsoft already offers ChatGPT to businesses through its Azure OpenAI Service, access requires an existing subscription to Azure, Microsoft’s cloud computing platform. In contrast, ChatGPT Enterprise subscribers can engage with OpenAI’s solution without the necessity of an Azure subscription.

OpenAI’s strategic alliance with Microsoft has previously introduced services with overlapping features, raising questions about potential competition for customers. In response to inquiries about the potential competition between ChatGPT Enterprise and Microsoft’s offerings, an OpenAI spokesperson emphasized that “customers can choose which platform is right for their business,” underlining the flexibility and choice available to customers in selecting the most suitable solution for their needs.

By 2025, generative AI will account for 10 percent of all data produced, up from less than 1 percent today, according to Jim Hare, Gartner Distinguished VP Analyst.