ChatGPT Plus Subscription Launched by OpenAI for Users in India: All the Details
ChatGPT Plus, a subscription plan for AI-based ChatGPT built by OpenAI, is now available to users in India. Subscribers get access to the service even during peak demand, faster response times and priority access to new functionalities. The company said on Friday that OpenAI’s text-generating AI subscription service has been made available in the country. GPT-4, the streamlined AI model released by OpenAI earlier this week, is included in ChatGPT Plus. Initially, the company began a gradual rollout of paid subscriptions for users who had already signed up on the waiting list. It is available to all users, and customers can also cancel at any time, according to the company.
Released in the US in February after a brief preview period, ChatGPT Plus costs $20 (roughly Rs. 1,600) per month to subscribe. 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 was accessible. The company has partnered with Stripe, which supports e-mandate for recurring payments as per RBI norms.
Good News! ChatGPT Plus subscriptions are now available in India. Get early access to new features including GPT-4 today: https://t.co/N6AiifcSXE
— OpenAI (@OpenAI) March 17, 2023
On its website, OpenAI still offers a free version of ChatGPT, with some limitations. If users do not wish to pay for access, they may continue to use ChatGPT features.
OpenAI originally had a waiting list for users who wanted to use ChatGPT Plus. However, the startup made the subscription model available to all users soon after the announcement. The feature aims to help OpenAI monetize ChatGPT, which has recently gone viral and attracted widespread attention for its generative AI tools.
OpenAI recently rolled out GPT-4 which is “multimodal” in nature, meaning it can create content based on both image and text signals. GPT-4 is 82 percent less likely to satisfy requests for prohibited content than its predecessor and scores 40 percent higher on some fact-based tests.
It will also allow developers to customize the tone and elocution of their AI. GPT-4, for example, can engage in Socratic dialogue and answer questions with answers. The earlier version of 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 piqued the general public’s interest, and Microsoft, an early investor in OpenAI, has agreed to incorporate the experience into its services. Competitors such as Baidu and Google have begun developing similar conversational AI experiences.