OpenAI has opened a waitlist for early access to a paid version of ChatGPT, their open-source chatbot platform. This marks the first time OpenAI has offered a pay-for version. OpenAI reportedly spends millions of dollars a month to keep ChatGPT free, but until now has been reluctant to offer premium features.
The features in the paid version are unspecified, but OpenAI states that it’s likely to include “additional improvements”. OpenAI says that the paid version won’t be available to the general public, but will instead be reserved for “early adopters” who sign up on the waitlist.
This is an interesting move by OpenAI, which has shown impressive progress in the field of chatbot development over the past few years. Their chatbot, “GPT-3”, is seen as a major milestone in artificial intelligence and has been used to generate music, write code and even play chess.
By offering a paid version of ChatGPT, OpenAI is not only giving their users more of an incentive to use the platform, but they are also providing an opportunity to generate some extra revenue. As OpenAI continues to grow, it will be interesting to see if this trend continues.
For those interested in signing up for the waitlist, you can do so through the OpenAI website or at ChatGPT’s website. It will be interesting to see how this pays off for OpenAI and the users alike.
OpenAI’s move to create a paid version of ChatGPT is a smart move that could be a win-win for everyone involved, if successful. It will be exciting to see the additional features, and how this new version of ChatGPT helps improve the platform.