ChatGPT by OpenAI is really popular right now. It seems very hilarious and interesting to be able to ask questions of an AI-based chatbot, and the icing on the cake is that you can get real, human-like responses in return. That might not last long, though. Here is an overview of possible pricing for the paid tier that OpenAI is investigating.
Potentially Expensive: ChatGPT’s Paid Tier!
OpenAI’s subscription plan may have begun rolling out to certain customers, according to a recent post by LinkedIn user Linas Belinas, and a screenshot he uploaded displays its cost. The Professional Plan, which might cost $42 per month (about Rs 3,400), would be the name of the paid plan, it has been disclosed.
For a subscription plan, this is a tad on the expensive side, but it does have certain advantages. The premium version of ChatGPT will operate without hiccups even when there is considerable demand and will have a quicker response time. ChatGPT’s servers have recently suffered owing to high traffic, and its subscription version might help.
Additionally, early access to the new features will be available under the plan. Zahid Khawaja, a different user, used Twitter to demonstrate how much faster the subscription version of ChatGPT is than the free one.
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
To recall, OpenAI recently announced a waitlist for ChatGPT’s commercial edition and is urging users to take a survey to get a better understanding of how it plans to monetize the popular chatbot. However, a final word on this is still hidden behind closed doors.
While charging for ChatGPT will benefit OpenAI greatly (it is reported that it spends more than 3 million per month to keep the show running), it may not be beneficial to users due to its high pricing. Those who intend to use the chatbot seriously, on the other hand, may not mind!
It remains to be seen whether the free version will be retained. Stay tuned for updates as we obtain official information. In related news, Google is going to launch a ChatGPT competitor, and Microsoft is eyeing the ChatGPT market for its Bing search engine and office suite.