OpenAI has reportedly settled on a monthly pricing of $42 for the premium edition of ChatGPT, the viral AI chatbot, after surveying its customers earlier this month.
A few weeks ago, OpenAI announced that it will be transitioning to a commercial version of ChatGPT. Linas Belinas, a LinkedIn user, uploaded a screenshot of an interface that may have disclosed the $42 monthly ChatGPT plan.
According to the post, the premium version is titled Professional Plan and offers performance even when ChatGPT experiences a high user volume, faster response times, and priority access to new features.
It was only a matter of time, as OpenAI might be spending over $100,000 per day to run the Artificial Intelligence chatbot, according to estimates. That’s almost $3 million per month, wrote Belinas. While $42 per month may seem expensive to some, it is truly a value. Especially when all its benefits are considered.
Neither Belinas nor OpenAI responded to Gizmodo’s request for comment or confirmation of either the origins of this image or the ChatGPT monthly fee.
OpenAI Remains Free
OpenAI has previously expressed interest in a paid version of the chatbot, as seen by the poll and waitlist given to its users earlier this month.
The firm distributed the survey to users of its Discord server, writing, “We’re beginning to consider how to monetize ChatGPT early thoughts, nothing official to publish.” The survey included questions such as:
At what price (per month) would you consider ChatGPT’s price to be so low that you would question its quality?
- At what price (per month) would you consider ChatGPT to become pricey enough that purchasing it would no longer be a no-brainer, but you would have to give it some thought?
- At what price (per month) would you consider ChatGPT to be a deal or a good value?
It was only a matter of time until OpenAI began to profit from the free ChatGPT, which has swept the globe since its inception late last year.
This tool has tricked scientific reviewers, planned a holiday party, and even authored an article for Gizmodo, demonstrating its adaptability.
According to Semafor, the investment might go as high as $10 billion. OpenAI is also receiving revenue from an agreement with Microsoft, which would likely strengthen the company’s search engine, Bing.