The launch of GPT-4 by OpenAI has once again revolutionized the language model underlying OpenAI, allowing it for example to receive images as input as well as text. On the other hand, theintroduction of ChatGPT Plus subscriptionbehind which, however, several advantages of GPT-4 are hidden.
According to a post on the OpenAI blog, ChatGPT Plus is an “experimental” subscription, which costs $20 a month and provides its owners with some advantages over all non-paying users. Among them we have:
- A always guaranteed access to ChatGPTeven in times of greatest congestion of the service.
- Faster response times from the AI.
- A priority access to new services and features integrated into ChatGPT.
ChatGPT Plus was launched on February 1st in the US, by then reach the rest of the world about ten days later.
The third point of the list of exclusive features of ChatGPT Plus is by far the most interesting, because restrict some features to subscribers, blocking their use by those who do not have a paid subscription. Among these exclusive functions we also find many of those that are related to GPT-4, the new iteration of the linguistic model underlying ChatGPT.
In particular, theusing images as input for ChatGPT is currently limited to ChatGPT Plus subscribers, which means that only the latter can provide photographs, images and memes to the OpenAI AI and expect a text response from it. All the others, on the other hand, will have to get along with a purely textual “question and response”: a real pity, because the “vision” of ChatGPT was precisely one of the main innovations of GPT-4.
Fortunately, however, all of the “intellectual” improvements of GPT-4, i.e. the progress made in the language model and the update of its database, have been implemented for all users, paying and not, of the AI. In short, you can test GPT-4 even without paying a dollar, but the “heart” of the revolution that it brings with it is, at least for now, limited to those with a Plus subscription.