ChatGPT Professional will cost $42 per month

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The news was released bye some ChatGPT users reported who got early access to “ChatGPT Professional”, the premium version of the chatbot of AI from OpenAI, that the cost for the use of this will be $42 per month.

However, no official announcement has been made yet, which means that it could still be an experiment and this price is not final. According to screenshots shared by users who gained access, at this price you get faster response speed, more reliable access (because ChatGPT often crashes due to a large number of network requests), and "priority access to new functions".

This weekend some users reported getting access to a pro version that costs $42 per month. OpenAI hasn't confirmed the rumor and hasn't made any announcements about such a release, though keep in mind that features and pricing may change before the actual release of ChatGPT Professional. As OpenAI said earlier this month:

"Please note that this is an early experimental program that is subject to change, and we will not be returning access to the generally available paid version at this time." That being the case, what does this $42 a month bring you?

Shared screenshots by early testers of the ChatGPT Pro version show that you get faster response speed, more reliable access, and priority access to new chatbot features.

Zahid Khawaja, a developer working on AI projects, shared a video of the pro level working on both desktop and mobile (along with a screenshot of his OpenAI checkout as proof). As Khawaja points out, the system is definitely faster responsive than the free version, which is currently plagued with a number of issues.

In fact, ChatGPT has been viewed millions of times since its launch in late November, and people have been quick to take advantage of the chatbot's ability to answer questions, sometimes with great precision. Due to the increasing number of users, ChatGPT often fails.

To cope with the demand, OpenAI says it has been forced to implement usage limits, introduce a queuing system during peak periods and other methods to minimize demand. An on-screen message asking users to be patient while they wait for the system to scale.

Although for the cost part, many users mention that it is too high, since they say that

“If I was making money, I could justify $42 a month, but in my country that's a good percentage of the minimum wage,” said one user.

Another user wrote:

"I really wanted to pay for the pro version, but $42 is too much." A third said: "$42 is not too much for people who are heavy users and want to become 'superhumans' with the help of AI. But it will be too much for many." Everyone considers the price of ChatGPT Professional to be too high.

We must clarify that the judgment of the users on the price will depend on their need for the service, given that people who use ChatGPT to speed up their work and for such people $42 per month is probably a reasonable expense like any other software subscription, plus companies using ChatGPT could afford to pay this amount as well. However, casual users of ChatGPT will have to hope that the free version sticks around and maintains feature parity (more or less) with the pro version.

Ultimately, even a small price will be an effective filter to see how useful ChatGPT really is, and given the lack of comparable services, $42 is probably a speculative first attempt at OpenAI pricing.

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Claude, a chatbot created by former OpenAI employees

Also, analysts expect the AI ​​chatbot market to explode this year. Not only are rival systems being developed such as Claude, an AI built by former members of the OpenAI team, but currently only available in closed beta, Microsoft plans to integrate into its services as well.

Moreover, Google It's also preparing to launch its own chat-enhanced search product later this year. Google's artificial intelligence tool could be based on sister company DeepMind's Sparrow language model.

Related article:
Google is already working on a chatbot to compete against ChatGPT

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