After nearly two months of free availability, ChatGPT is now paid for: there’s still a free option to use the OpenAI chatbot, but there’s now a subscription at $42 per month to get some of the benefits. This is an early ChatGPT monetization method available to some users.
Faced with the success of ChatGPT around the world, OpenAI loses a lot of money by making it available to everyone, despite the limitations on the number of users who can use it simultaneously. If we have expected since its release that the AI tool is being monetized, then OpenAI is a subscription format” professional It’s priced at $42 per month, and is available to select users at the moment.
OpenAI was considering monetizing ChatGPT
Until now, ChatGPT monetization was something of an open secret: the question wasn’t if ChatGPT would ever get paid, but when. A few days ago, OpenAI submitted a survey on the Discord server for ChatGPT users that states: “ We’re starting to think about how to monetize ChatGPT (initial thinking, nothing official to share yet). Our goal is to continue to improve and maintain the service, and monetization is one of the ways we look to ensure its long-term viability. »
In its letter, OpenAI also asked about the maximum monthly price that ChatGPT users want to charge or their reasons for using it. In the said survey, we learned that OpenAI was testing a ChatGPT Professional offering including:
- Continuous availability
- responds without speed limits;
- Unlimited messages (or at least double the number of current free messages).
ChatGPT launches a $42/month subscription
As reported by James Ivings on Twitter, ChatGPT has been paid, with a sign up saying ” professionals At $42 a month, including benefits, OpenAI had it in mind. In addition, the subscription provides priority access to the new features of the tool. However, the free option used by default remains available to all users and is subject to the same existing restrictions: limiting the number of concurrent users and the speed of responses.
ChatGPT is paid today! 🔥
RIP all the free tools that exploit a closed API 🤪 pic.twitter.com/ARbDyqHIyl
– James Ivings January 21, 2023
Beyond arguing about the price of this subscription, there is no doubt that it will be useful for some people: in fact, many Internet users point out that ChatGPT is often overloaded and that sometimes it is necessary to wait a long time before being able to access it. Access to future functionality can also be a competitive advantage for digital professionals: We’re obviously considering ChatGPT internet connectivity. Thus the tool can take advantage of the latest news rather than be limited to texts published before 2022. But the most anticipated novelty of this year 2023 is the arrival of GPT-4, a new language paradigm whose power will increase tenfold compared to GPT -3.
Here’s how ChatGPT Pro works! A lot of users were asking me for proof, so I decided to make a video. pic.twitter.com/QYNn3pRnxI
– Zahid Khawaja (@chillzaza_) January 21, 2023
Another advantage: ChatGPT implementation speed. the edge AI developer Zahid Khawaja shared the video showing the tool’s response and it’s much faster than the free version. However, the media reports that many users have expressed their dissatisfaction with the OpenAI Discord Server regarding the price of ChatGPT Pro. We can guess that the company is speculating on the price of ChatGPT to test the waters before launching more diverse offerings at regulated prices. It’s also an opportunity to see what interest its AI tool has aroused, with the addition of a barrier represented by its price. Something to let the big techs know about the market: We know that Microsoft wants to invest $10 billion in OpenAI and that Google is accelerating the pace of taking on ChatGPT.
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