OpenAI plans to start charging for a premium version of the popular chatbot—ChatGPT.
- OpenAI announced it is launching a professional version of its viral chatbot to begin monetizing the tool and ensuring its “long-term viability.”
- The premium version is called ChatGPT Professional, according to Open AI’s Discord server.
- The premium version will allow users to ask endless questions to the bot and have no unavailable window times.
- There is a waitlist for the premium version, but it is still in the testing stages, and the company has not said when it will be widely released.
Why it’s news
ChatGPT has been taking social media by storm as the artificial intelligence (AI) chatbot has been going viral for its capabilities.
Users can make an account and use the chatbot for free, asking it various questions that it can answer intelligently, but now the service is working on a premium version that users can pay for monthly and get unlimited access to the bot.
OpenAI announced on its Discord server that it is looking to launch ChatGPT Professional to start monetizing the service and ensuring it will run for a long time.
The company posted a waitlist on the Disord to join to be first in line and to ask users different questions about payments and what they would like to see from the new premium service.
The list also details the benefits of the new service, including no blackout times, unlimited questions, and faster response times.
The service has become extremely popular, garnering millions of investments from large companies like Microsoft, which is looking to add the chatbot to its Bing search engine.
OpenAI says the premium service is still in the beginning stages and has not released when it could possibly be open widely to the public.