ChatGPT Plus, a subscription plan for the AI-based ChatGPT created by OpenAI, is now available for users in India. Subscribers get access to the service even during peak periods, faster response times, and prioritized access to new features. OpenAI’s text-generating AI membership service has been made available in the country, the company announced on Friday. GPT-4, the optimized AI model released by OpenAI earlier this week, is included in ChatGPT Plus. First, the company started a phased rollout of paid subscription for users who already signed up on the waiting list. It is available to all users, even subscribers can cancel at any time, according to the company.
Released in the US in February after a brief preview period, ChatGPT Plus costs $20 (approx. Rs. 1,600) per month for a subscription. The company announced via Twitter on Friday that ChatGPT users in India can also sign up for the premium chatbot service. Gadgets 360 was able to log into the service and verify that the subscription could be accessed. The company has partnered with Stripe that supports E-mandates for recurring payments according to RBI standards.
Great news! ChatGPT Plus subscriptions are now available in India. Get early access to new features today, including GPT-4: https://t.co/N6AiifcSXE
– OpenAI (@OpenAI) March 17, 2023
OpenAI still offers a free version of ChatGPT on its website, albeit with some limitations. If users do not wish to pay for access, they can continue to use ChatGPT features.
OpenAI originally had one waiting list for users who want to use ChatGPT Plus. However, the startup made the subscription model available to all users shortly after the announcement. The facility aims to help OpenAI monetize ChatGPT, which has recently gone viral and has garnered widespread attention for its generative AI tools.
OpenAI recently introduced GPT-4, which is “multimodal” by nature, meaning it can create content based on image and text prompts. GPT-4 is 82 percent less likely than its predecessor to fulfill requests for banned content and performs 40 percent better on certain fact-based tests.
Also, developers can adjust the tone and verbosity of their AI. For example, GPT-4 can engage in a Socratic dialogue and respond to requests with questions. The previous version of the technology had a consistent tone and style. According to OpenAI, ChatGPT users will soon be able to change the tone and style of the chatbot’s responses.
Its advanced text-interaction capabilities have caught the interest of the general public, and OpenAI’s early investor Microsoft has agreed to build the experience into its services. Competitors like Baidu and Google have started developing similar conversational AI experiences.