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ChatGPT is a chatbot that uses artificial intelligence (AI) and was launched in December last year. He has been taught to follow an instruction quickly and give a detailed response. The platform is in beta right now and anyone can use it for free.
But, according to various reports from people who already use the AI chatbot, there is a “pro” version that costs $42 per month.
Read more: What is Chatgpt?
Sam Altman, the CEO of OpenAI, hinted at the time of launch that the company could make money from the platform in the future. In a tweet, he said: “We’ll have to find a way to make money on it at some point because the costs to run it are out of sight.” OpenAI also said earlier this month that it is looking for ways to make money from the platform.
But AI developer Zahid Khawaja has shared screenshots showing that the paid model of ChatGPT, the Pro version, is available. The model responds faster and gives users priority access to new features. But OpenAI has not sent an email or made a public announcement. The developer says that if he can update, he should see an option to do so in the sidebar.
Users, on the other hand, did not seem to like the prices. Many people took to the microblogging site Twitter to talk about how sad they were that it cost $42 a month.
“I really like ChatGPT, but I think $42/mo is too much for a small difference. “Unless they are paying less attention to free users and the service is going to get worse?” wrote a user.
“42 is a high number. If they have lower options with more limited access in the 10-20 range, I’m in,” someone else wrote. Someone on Twitter said: “I could understand 15/20 a month, but 42 is too much.”
Also read: OpenAI working on paid Pro ChatGPT version
“Unfortunately, it looks like this will lead to a free tier that gets worse and worse. Considering how many partnerships and products are being built on top of @OpenAI technology, you’d think they could give this one out to the public. I don’t think this is a good deal or other long-term moves,” said one user.
“$42 isn’t too much for people who use AI a lot and want to help themselves become ‘superhuman’. “However, it will be too much for too many people,” said one user.
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