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OpenAI to Offer ChatGPT for a $20 Monthly Fee

OpenAI, the artificial intelligence lab has seen overwhelming interest in its chatbot since it was released in November.

In November, OpenAI wowed the world when it released an experimental online chatbot called ChatGPT that could answer questions, write stories and almost any topic tossed its way.

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Now, the tiny San Francisco start-up has announced that it will soon offer a commercial version of the chatbot, ChatGPT Plus, for $20 a month.

Subscribers will receive round-the-clock access to the chatbot, faster responses and access to new features, OpenAI said. The company will continue to offer a free version of the service, which is available to only a limited number of people during peak hours.

ChatGPT is the most prominent example of a new kind of chatbot that has captured the imagination of both the business world and the general public in recent weeks. Google, Meta, and various start-ups have built similar systems that are only just beginning to emerge on the internet.

The result of more than a decade of research shows that these chatbots represent a sea change in how computer software is built and used. They are poised to reinvent internet search engines like Google Search and Bing, talking digital assistants like Alexa and Siri, and email programs like Gmail and Outlook.

They can also generate digital text repurposed in almost any context. Students are already using ChatGPT to write term papers. Companies are developing email messages and other marketing materials.