For individuals who prefer quicker responses and don’t want to wait to converse with the AI. OpenAI has just announced the launch of ChatGPT Plus, a subscription plan that gives users priority access to the AI chatbot for $20 a month. This plan comes two months after the tool was released publicly and quickly went viral, thanks to its ability to converse with people in natural language.
ChatGPT Plus includes general access to the AI chatbot, even during peak times, as well as faster responses. It is currently only available in the US, but OpenAI plans to expand it worldwide soon. The paid plan also allows users to bypass waitlists and get immediate access to the service.
The launch of ChatGPT Plus marks an important milestone in OpenAI’s mission to make AI more accessible and useful for everyone. With this new subscription model, users can now enjoy faster speeds and priority access during peak times without having to worry about waitlists or slow response times.
This new service could be especially useful for businesses who need quick answers from their AI chatbot or those who want more control over how they interact with the bot. With ChatGPT Plus, businesses can now get fast answers from their AI chatbot without having to wait in line for hours.
We are piloting ChatGPT Plus, a subscription plan that offers faster response times and reliability during peak hours. And of course, the free tier of ChatGPT is still available. https://t.co/2hEBw6h5Se
— OpenAI (@OpenAI) February 1, 2023
A little more than a week ago, it appeared that OpenAI would launch a plus or pro version of the ChatGPT service for $42 a month, a significantly higher cost that would be difficult for users who weren’t generating income from the service to justify. However, for $20 per month, it might be affordable for a wider group of users, such as schools and companies that require dependable access to AI-generated writing.
The use of AI to write articles and essays for school assignments has generated much discussion. Things became even more controversial when OpenAI released a free tool this week intended to detect text generated by an AI. It is uncertain, however, how effective the tool would be in uncovering falsified homework.
This highlights the shift to technology-driven learning that has been occurring in recent times, but also creates further discourse around which ethical boundaries should exist regarding tools like these. It remains to be seen the extent that AI will play a role in education and whether students will be able to utilize it to their advantage.
It might also provide a benchmark for upcoming, commercially available, paid AI chatbots. Given that OpenAI is a pioneer in the space, anyone attempting to launch a bot that costs more than $20 per month will need to make a strong case for why it is superior to ChatGPT Plus.
OpenAI’s ChatGPT, which has brought about a new era of natural and conversational AI, is going to remain accessible for free. Paid access was made available recently for people who want to access more powerful features, but OpenAI states that this should not prevent those without the means from using the tool. By having more paying members, OpenAI plans to fund the free access so they can ensure as many users as possible can benefit from this breakthrough in artificial intelligence technology.