OpenAI, the corporate behind ChatGPT, introduced on Wednesday it’s piloting a $20 month-to-month subscription plan that gives customers precedence entry to the AI chatbot even throughout peak occasions.
The paid plan, known as ChatGPT Plus, comes two months after the instrument was launched publicly and rapidly went viral, due to its capability to generate shockingly convincing essays in response to consumer prompts.
Many individuals who needed to check the instrument have been locked out or joined the waitlist. Now, anybody who indicators up for a subscription will profit from quicker response occasions, and precedence entry to new options and enhancements.
The instrument will stay free for most people, nevertheless.
“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 can assist help free entry availability to as many individuals as potential.”
ChatGPT Plus can be made accessible first in america 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 corporate 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 be taught from actual world use, and we’ve made essential enhancements and updates primarily based on suggestions,” the corporate stated in a press release to CNN.
Because it was made accessible in late November, ChatGPT has been used to generate unique essays, tales and tune lyrics in response to consumer prompts. It has drafted analysis paper abstracts that fooled some scientists. Some CEOs have even used it to put in writing emails or do accounting work.
Whereas it has gained traction amongst customers, it has additionally raised some issues, together with about inaccuracies, its potential to perpetuate biases and unfold misinformation, and the flexibility to assist college students cheat.
Earlier this week, OpenAI introduced a brand new characteristic, known as an “AI textual content classifier,” that enables customers to examine if an essay was written by a human or AI. The discharge got here amid issues the AI chatbot may also help college students and professionals generate convincing essays. The brand new instrument, nevertheless, is “imperfect,” based on the corporate.