People have been curious about the cost of ChatGPT, the language model created by OpenAI that is available for free trial.
OpenAI appears to be working on a two-tier pricing system. While the free trial version of ChatGPT will remain available, a professional plan is also being introduced.
Some users who visited OpenAI’s ChatGPT page over the weekend of January 21-22 noticed the option for a professional plan at a cost of $42 per month. This option is only visible to registered users of the application.
ChatGPT Professional Plan Price
The introduction of a $42 per month option for professional access to ChatGPT was expected, as it allows OpenAI to offer additional benefits to users who need more advanced access to the model. The new pricing plan, while not replacing the free version, will make using ChatGPT more convenient and efficient. The key benefits provided by OpenAI will be available as part of this new plan. The free version will still be available, but the professional plan offers added benefits.
Below are the some of the benefits users will get in ChatGPT professional plan :
1. Available even when demand is high
The professional plan for ChatGPT eliminates the message that users may see when attempting to access the model during periods of high demand, which says “Chat GPT is at capacity right now. Get notified when we’re back.”
This ensures constant access for professional users and researchers, and eliminates the need for waiting for the model to become available again. Additionally, this plan will also avoid the inconvenience of Chat GPT writing its own poem about why it’s currently at capacity, which is an unexpected outcome.
2. Priority access to new features
It is uncertain what new features will be included in the professional plan for ChatGPT, but it is known that free access to the model will only include regular updates. However, those who wish to test the latest features as soon as they are available, the professional plan will provide that opportunity.
3. Faster response speed
Priority access is a key component of the new pricing plan for ChatGPT, which is another benefit that users can expect when they pay for access to the OpenAI’s chat model.
Chat GPT Price – Conclusion
When it was first released, ChatGPT was completely free and still is for those who want to try the model.
However, OpenAI CEO, Sam Altman, had previously stated that there would need to be a way to monetize the model in the future due to the high cost of computing. This has now come to fruition with the introduction of the professional plan.
It’s possible that there will be further changes to the pricing of ChatGPT in the future. As popular and useful as the model is, cost will always be a factor to consider. OpenAI must find a balance between maintaining the costs and availability while also allowing easy access and experimentation for those who want to use it.
We will continue to keep track of the pricing of ChatGPT and other interesting developments and possibilities that the engine and the ChatGPT playground make available for discussion.