OpenAI has announced the launch of a paid version of ChatGPT for $20 a month so you won’t have to wait for servers to clear before being able to use it, we hope!

In a blog post published yesterday, the research organization announced the release of “ChatGPT Plus,” a pilot subscription plan. Most content creators are willing to pay for it from what we gather.

OpenAI says the premium version of its chatbot will include “general access to ChatGPT, even during peak times”, faster response times (also good, because the bot can lag especially for more complicated prompts), and “priority access to new features and improvements.”

That “priority access” may sound good, but OpenAI fails to specify what any of those upcoming features or improvements will actually be.

Instead of specifics, OpenAI gives readers an earful of hopeful rhetoric about the future that sounds like it was written by ChatGPT:

“We launched ChatGPT as a research preview so we could learn more about the system’s strengths and weaknesses and gather user feedback to help us improve upon its limitations. Since then, millions of people have given us feedback, we’ve made several important updates and we’ve seen users find value across a range of professional use-cases…We plan to refine and expand this offering based on your feedback and needs.”

Oh, also, the original ChatGPT will continue to be free to use, so you don’t have to subscribe if you don’t want to especially if you’re just excited about they hype and have a case of FOMO.

OpenAI has made it clear that it’s far from done with its expansionist ambitions. The organization says it is “actively exploring options for lower-cost plans, business plans, and data packs for more availability,” which means there will likely be more monetization tiers in the future that make slightly more sense than this one.

Microsoft Corp on Wednesday rolled out a premium Teams messaging offering powered by ChatGPT to simplify meetings using the AI chatbot that has taken Silicon Valley by a storm.

The premium service will cost $7 per month in June before increasing to $10 in July, Microsoft said.

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