OpenAI CEO: I also hate the name ChatGPT, but I can’t change it anymore
OpenAI CEO Sam Altman admitted in an interview on Thursday that he himself doesn’t like the name ChatGPT.
"It's a terrible name, but it's probably so ubiquitous now that it can't be changed," Altman said on a podcast with Trevor Noah. "
Ultraman also asked Noah about possible alternative names, considering shortening it to "GPT" or "Chat".
But he later admitted that the name might have been too familiar to change.
"No marketer is going to choose the name ChatGPT, but we're probably going to stick with it. There's probably no problem with that," he said.
ChatGPT was officially launched on November 30, 2022. By January this year, the monthly active users of this chatbot had reached 100 million.
As of early October this year, ChatGPT had approximately 1.7 billion visits worldwide. In addition, the latest version of GPT-4 can watch, listen and speak. In short, ChatGPT Plus users can now have voice conversations and share images with this chatbot.