OpenAI, the corporate behind ChatGPT, announced on Wednesday it’s piloting a $20 month-to-month subscription plan that provides customers precedence entry to the AI chatbot even throughout peak occasions.
The paid plan, referred to as ChatGPT Plus, comes two months after the software was launched publicly and quickly went viral, due to its potential to generate shockingly convincing essays in response to person prompts.
Many individuals who wished to check the software have been locked out or joined the waitlist. Now, anybody who indicators up for a subscription will profit from sooner response occasions, and precedence entry to new options and enhancements.
The software will stay free for most people, nonetheless.
“We love our free customers and can proceed to supply free entry to ChatGPT,” the corporate stated in a weblog publish. “By providing this subscription pricing, we will assist help free entry availability to as many individuals as potential.”
ChatGPT Plus might be made obtainable first within the United States and different international locations quickly after, based on the corporate. OpenAI stated it’s going to start inviting individuals from its waitlist within the weeks forward. The firm additionally stated it’s “actively exploring choices for lower-cost plans, enterprise plans, and information packs for extra availability.”
“The preview for ChatGPT allowed us to study from actual world use, and we’ve made vital enhancements and updates primarily based on suggestions,” the corporate stated in a press release to CNN.
Since it was made obtainable in late November, ChatGPT has been used to generate authentic essays, tales and tune lyrics in response to person prompts. It has drafted analysis paper abstracts that fooled some scientists. Some CEOs have even used it to write emails or do accounting work.
While it has gained traction among users, it has additionally raised some considerations, together with about inaccuracies, its potential to perpetuate biases and unfold misinformation, and the power to assist college students cheat.
Earlier this week, OpenAI introduced a new feature, referred to as an “AI textual content classifier,” that enables customers to examine if an essay was written by a human or AI. The launch got here amid considerations the AI chatbot might help college students and professionals generate convincing essays. The new software, nonetheless, is “imperfect,” based on the corporate.