As the saying goes: all good things come to an end. And if the good short, twice as good. But, what are these grandfather sayings about? That the free use of ChatGPT ends, as we all knew it would at some point. Chatting with such advanced AI is expensive and someone has to pay for it.
the versatile ChatGPTcurrently free and that we have put to the test here, has begun to test a premium version that could soon bring restrictions to its unpaid level.
Over the past few months, this AI chatbot has almost consistently made headlines thanks to its ability to help with everything from coding to poetry. But its owner, OpenAI, has opened a waiting list for a paid version: ChatGPT Professional.
Right now, it’s unclear how much this tier might cost and exactly how it might affect the current free version of the chatbot. But some of the questions on the waiting list form give us some clues as to what might change.
How much will it cost to use this new artificial intelligence?
If we open the reservation list of OpenAI For this ChatGPT Professional, the funny thing is that they ask us several things (besides the name and email). And one of these questions is: at what price would you consider ChatGPT so expensive that you wouldn’t consider subscribing?” They are testing the ground.
The move to a paid level was always inevitable taking into account the costs involved in operating the service. OpenAI CEO Sam Altman recently stated on Twitter that “computing costs are exorbitant” and that “at some point we will have to monetize.”
But what will this paid version offer? The ChatGPT Professional waiting list form again gives some clues. It claims that the paid service will be “always available,” that you’ll get “quick responses from ChatGPT,” and that you’ll be able to send “as many messages as you need.”
On the whole, these clues give us a good idea of the type of restrictions that could soon be coming to the free version of ChatGPT. But an alternative way of accessing ChatGPT for many people will be through applications like Microsoft’s Office suite.
Microsoft already has a significant stake in ChatGPT and it is stipulated that the tech giant is planning to bring the powers of the IA from the chatbot to applications like Outlook, Word and Powerpoint, giving you the option to automatically generate text using simple instructions.
These moves point to a future where ChatGPT will simply be a feature of other apps, rather than a standalone service. Given that Microsoft seems confident in the future of this technology, it will be fascinating to see how Google responds. before the threat posed by ChatGPT.