When Sam Altman founded OpenAI in 2015, he did so with a clear message: It was a non-profit organization. Things have changed of late, and the success of his projects—DALL-E 2, ChatGPT—has kept this entrepreneur going. With a project with this potential, the question wasn’t whether they were going to start charging money to use those platforms. The question was when would they.
API was already paid for, Access to OpenAI APIs is already based on a payment model: there is no cost for occasional queries, but if a user or company needs more volume, they can contract for more “conversational capacity”.
Here’s how ChatGPT Pro works! Many users were asking me for proof so I decided to make a video. pic.twitter.com/QYNn3pRnxI
— Zahid Khawaja (@chillzaza_) January 21, 2023
But ChatGPT Pro is coming, Altman remarked not long ago that each consultation costs a fraction of a dollar, and for now they are assuming that cost. This will change in the future, and rumors point to a version called ChatGPT Pro, which will have advantages such as faster response or continuous availability, which are not guaranteed in the current version.
$42 a month? This is the price for a subscription to ChatGPT Pro. least, is filtered data by a User who has in principle already obtained access to the Service. At the moment there is no public access or official announcement of OpenAI, and it seems In college They are enabling that option on some accounts.
how expensive (or maybe how cheap), A priori the price may seem high, but the truth is that ChatGPT’s capabilities can be especially beneficial for professionals and companies. This is in cases where that monthly fee doesn’t seem like that much: used well, it seems plausible to think that ChatGPT saves a lot of time and might be worth those $42 a month. And probably many more.
Free version of ChatGPT will be available, Let’s not pull our hair out: the current platform, free and publicly accessible, will continue to exist. OpenAI has no intention of blocking the free use of chatbots even when their new version is released. The people responsible explained this on their Discord server, where they highlighted that they were “looking at ways to monetize ChatGPT”.
the dilemma is not, Microsoft’s recent multi-million dollar investment is clear evidence that the current philosophy of OpenAI with ChatGPT needs to change. Microsoft looks to make its investments back with a vengeance, and the emergence of a payment stream seems inevitable. All that is left now is to wait for an official announcement which seems to be imminent. What is inevitable is inevitable.
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