The intelligence embedded in ChatGPT may be artificial, but the creators of the very popular chat bots hope that humans will be able to do what they’ve always wanted to do: make money. I’m in.
OpenAI, the company that created ChatGPT, will soon roll out a paid version of the service in a pilot project. In this project, anyone willing to pay $20/month gets the premium version of the product.
Soon, US customers who have signed up for the program will have priority access to the service, even during peak demand periods when many users are currently locked out.
It also provides faster query response times and prioritized access to new features and improvements as they roll out.
The Subscription Service is only available to US users for the time being.
A very popular service has its criticisms
The service has taken the world by storm since its launch in November, becoming the first viral mass-market artificial intelligence tool.
However, ChatGPT is not without its criticisms. Detractors have already warned that the service can lead to unemployment and is a haven for plagiarism and cheating.
In a blog post, the California-based company said it’s also exploring other options for businesses, including low-cost plans, joint subscriptions for enterprise clients, and data packs.
But the free version will live on, they say.
“We love our free users and will continue to provide free access to ChatGPT,” the company said. “By offering this subscription price, we are able to help provide free access to as many people as possible.”