OpenAI has launched the GPT-4 update for ChatGPT Plus subscribers, which costs $20 per month. The updated version can process image prompts and engage in longer conversations, and promises faster
OpenAI Launches GPT-4 Update for ChatGPT Plus Subscribers Here’s How It Differs from the
OpenAI has launched a new update for its AI chatbot, ChatGPT. The update, called GPT-4, is only available to subscribers of the newly launched ChatGPT Plus subscription model. The subscription model was introduced in February and costs $20 per month.
OpenAI had previously announced plans to monetize ChatGPT and introduce a subscription model. Users can still access the chatbot for free but those who pay for the monthly subscription will be able to try out the updated version powered by GPT-4. The CEO of OpenAI, Sam Altman, had mentioned in December that operating costs were high and a subscription model was being considered.
Subscribers of ChatGPT Plus will have access to new features and improvements including GPT-4 which is able to process and understand image prompts and engage in longer conversations. OpenAI claims that the updated chatbot is more reliable and creative than its predecessor GPT-3.5. According to Altman, the updated chatbot is capable of passing the bar exam and scoring a 5 on several AP exams.
One issue with ChatGPT has been its huge popularity which causes some users to struggle with accessing it during peak times resulting in a holding page message. However, paying users will get general access to ChatGPT even at peak times according to an OpenAI blogpost.
ChatGPT usually generates responses within minutes or seconds for simple queries but can lag with lengthy requests leaving users waiting. ChatGPT Plus promises even faster response times but it is unclear how powerful the paid version will be.
With the launch of ChatGPT Plus, OpenAI hopes to monetize its viral AI chatbot while offering subscribers exclusive features and benefits such as priority access to new updates and improvements, general access during peak times, and faster response times.