OpenAI Brings ChatGPT Plus To India, Allowing Early Access To Its Latest AI Model GPT-4
OpenAI has now extended GPT-4 access to India, among other premium ChatGPT benefits, by launching the paid tier in the country.
The company's chief executive officer, Sam Altman, tweeted 'We love India' with the help of emojis after the India launch announcement.
Just days after announcing GPT-4, the latest in its line of artificial intelligence (AI) language models, ChatGPT maker OpenAI has now made ChatGPT Plus subscriptions available in India.
This is good news because ChatGPT Plus is a prerequisite for access to GPT-4.
ChatGPT Plus is a subscription plan offered by the AI research and development company OpenAI, which is behind the conversational AI sensation ChatGPT.
While a limited version of the chatbot, powered by the older, GPT-3.5 model, remains free to access, ChatGPT Plus members who pay $20 per month get additional benefits.
The perks include general access to ChatGPT even during peak times, faster response times, and priority access to new features and improvements.
And now, of course, GPT-4.
The company launched GPT-4, its most advanced system yet, just earlier this week.
GPT-4 doesn’t have real-world human capabilities — obviously — but “exhibits human-level performance on various professional and academic benchmarks,” the company has said about its latest effort to scale up deep learning.
Exciting indeed, but GPT-4 has been made available only to ChatGPT Plus users, who are on a monthly subscription plan with OpenAI.
ChatGPT Plus was made available to customers in the United States (US) on 1 February, and the coverage was expanded outside of the US on 10 February. Over a month later, on 17 March, ChatGPT Plus is now in India.
OpenAI's chief executive officer, Sam Altman, tweeted 'We love India' with the help of emojis after the India launch announcement.
Since the pricing hasn’t been adjusted for the Indian market, the $20 monthly price (around Rs 1,650), plus tax, will apply in India, just as anywhere else.
However, more price-appropriate plans might just be in the works. When ChatGPT Plus was first introduced, OpenAI had they were “actively exploring options for lower-cost plans, business plans, and data packs for more availability.”
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