Microsoft Backed OpenAI Nearing $1B Annual Revenues on AI Uptake
Microsoft-backed OpenAI is on course to become a $1 billion artificial intelligence business empire. Reports indicate that the startup behind the popular chatbot ChatGPT is generating revenues upwards of $80 million a month and is consequently on track to hit $1 billion in annual revenues. If true, then the startup is on the pathway to profitability as it recoups losses of about $540 million accrued last year.
OpenAI Robust Growth
The revenues that OpenAI is raking up monthly do not come as a surprise, as ChatGPt, the flagship AI chatbot, is already being used by more than 80% of Fortune 500 companies. A growing number of organizations have found ways to use the tool for coding and brainstorming, among other operations.
OpenAI has grown to become one of the most sought-after startups, owing to its innovation powered by revolutionary artificial intelligence technology. ChatGPT, which is the most popular solution out of the startup, is a small piece of the puzzle. The startup has come up with AI-powered solutions for creating content from videos to poetry.
In recent months, the startup has inked strategic partnerships with major corporations to incorporate its technology into their businesses and products. An investment of about $10 billion from Microsoft has propelled OpenAI to become a one-stop shop for AI solutions and innovations, spearheading growth in the burgeoning segment.
ChatGPT remains OpenAI’s biggest AI invention as it continues to send shockwaves in various sectors. Early in the year, Microsoft rattled the tech industry after confirming plans to integrate the chatbot on its search engine Bing in the race to counter Google’s monopoly on the multibillion-dollar industry. The integration push forced Google to unveil Bard, an AI-powered chatbot, as it also seeks to safeguard its edge in the segment.
Targeting Corporate Clients
Fast forward, OpenAI has unveiled a corporate version of its chatbot ChatGPT as it aims to target more corporate clients. The corporate version has added features and privacy safeguards that should allow OpenAI to attract a broad mix of businesses and customers, strengthening its revenue base even further.
The new tool comes with unlimited use of OpenAI’s most powerful generative AI model, GPT 4, and data encryption. Users can type in a prompt and receive a written response from ChatGPT enterprise within seconds. The startup worked with more than 20 companies to test the ChatGPT enterprise.
The corporate version should allow OpenAI to make more money amid the increased adoption of AI solutions and Innovation in the corporate and mainstream sections. The company is already making impressive strides along these lines amid a premium subscription and service launch. It has also started offering companies paid access to its application and programming interface.
Alphabet is another company that is betting big on artificial intelligence as it looks to counter the threat posed by Microsoft on search and cloud computing. Through its tech unit, Google, the tech giant has resorted to partnering and working with other companies as it looks to strengthen its competitive edge around emerging technology. Consequently, it has started adding AI tools and models from other companies, including Meta Platforms and Anthropic, to its cloud unit.