OpenAI courts Fortune 500 with ChatGPT Enterprise

  • OpenAI targets Fortune 500 firms with ChatGPT Enterprise, a chatbot tailored for business use.
  • OpenAI reassures clients about data privacy but faces competition from Microsoft, its primary backer, which offers similar services.
  • OpenAI aims for significant revenue from enterprise sales, with growing interest in ChatGPT Enterprise, but concerns linger over data sources and output reliability.

OpenAI CEO Sam Altman has hosted hundreds of executives from Fortune 500 companies to pitch AI services to diversify revenue streams and explore new markets.

OpenAI launches ChatGPT Enterprise

OpenAI — known for its popular generative artificial intelligence (AI) tool ChatGPT — is actively pitching its services directly to Fortune 500 companies, according to a source close to the matter.

The pitch revolves around OpenAI’s suite of enterprise solutions, including the robust ChatGPT Enterprise and software integrating customer applications with OpenAI’s AI services via application programming interfaces (APIs). With a staggering 92% adoption rate among Fortune 500 companies for its consumer version, OpenAI aims to delve into the corporate echelons.

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OpenAI spares efforts to expand its commercial landscape

It is accessible to OpenAI’s technology through Microsoft’s Azure cloud and Microsoft 365 Copilot, which sparked some executives to express scepticism about paying for ChatGPT Enterprise on top of existing Microsoft services. Altman and Lightcap, however, championed the benefits of direct collaboration, touting access to state-of-the-art models and bespoke AI solutions tailored to enterprise exigencies.

Beyond the corporate landscape, OpenAI’s foray into Hollywood, promoting its Sora video creation tool, hints at broader ambitions beyond the confines of boardrooms and into the creative realm.

As of March 2024, OpenAI has a valuation of $68 billion and is on track to achieve its target of $1 billion in revenue for 2024.

Concerns about privacy security remain

OpenAI is working on allaying fears over data privacy disclosure. It assured prospective clients that data from ChatGPT Enterprise would not be used to train its models, emphasizing privacy and security. This follows a series of lawsuits in which OpenAI has been implicated in alleged data violations.

While excitement brews over the prospects of AI integration, lingering concerns persist over data sourcing, output reliability, and copyright protection, underscoring the need for robust ethical frameworks in the burgeoning AI domain.

In the words of a concerned executive, “While the promise of AI-driven efficiency is tantalizing, we cannot afford to overlook the potential pitfalls lurking in the shadows of technological advancement.”


Iris Deng

Iris Deng, an intern reporter at BTW media dedicated in Fintech and Blockchain. She is studying English at Hangzhou Dianzi University. Send tips to

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