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ChatGPT Plus Subscription Released to Users in India by OpenAI: All the Details


ChatGPT Plus, an AI-based ChatGPT subscription plan created by OpenAI, is now available for users in India. Subscribers get access to the service even during peak demand, faster response times, and priority access to new functionality. The company said on Friday that its OpenAI text-generating AI membership service has become available in the country. GPT-4, the simplified AI model that OpenAI released earlier this week, is now included in ChatGPT Plus. Initially, the company began gradually rolling out a paid subscription to users who were already signed up on a waiting list. It is available to all users, and subscribers can also cancel at any time, according to the company.

ChatGPT Plus was released in the US in February after a short preview period, and the subscription costs $20 (roughly Rs. 1,600) per month. On Friday, the company announced via Twitter that ChatGPT users in India can also sign up for its premium chatbot service. Gadgets 360 was able to log into the service and verify subscription access. The company has partnered with Stripe, which supports electronic authorizations for recurring payments based on RBI standards.

On its website, OpenAI still provides a free version of ChatGPT, albeit with some limitations. If users do not want to pay for access, they can 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 shortly after it was announced. The facility aims to help OpenAI monetize ChatGPT, which has recently gone viral and gained widespread attention for its generative AI tools.

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OpenAI recently introduced GPT-4 and is “multimedia” in nature, meaning it can generate content based on both image and text prompts. GPT-4 is 82 percent less likely than its predecessor to satisfy requests for prohibited content and scores up to 40 percent higher in some fact-based tests.

It will also allow developers to customize the tone and verbosity of their AI. GPT-4 can, for example, engage in Socratic dialogue and respond to inquiries with questions. The previous version of Tech had a consistent tone and style. According to OpenAI, ChatGPT users will soon be able to change the tone and style of chatbot responses.

Its advanced text interaction capabilities have intrigued the general public, and OpenAI’s first investor Microsoft has agreed to integrate the experience into its services. Competitors like Baidu and Google are starting to develop similar AI experiences.

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Joanna Swanson

Joanna Swanson is Europe correspondent at the Thomson Reuters Foundation based in Brussels covering politics, culture, business, climate change, society, economies and inclusive tech. With specific focus in breaking news, she has covered some of the world's most significant stories.