ChatGPT is, reportedly, at capacity right now — however — selected individuals have unlimited access to the professional version right now.
Because of its popularity, OpenAI’s deep learning language model ChatGPT has attracted a large number of users, many of whom are understandably disappointed to learn that the beta version is currently “at capacity” and hence unavailable for free use. Although, those who can afford it now have unrestricted use to the bot’s professional version.
ChatGPT has evolved into an artificial intelligence assistant and utility that cannot be lived without for millions of users. Copywriters use ChatGPT to improve the efficiency of their work, proofread it, and enhance it. Developers and programmers utilise it to simplify, optimise, and even troubleshoot their codes.
It is apparent that ChatGPT has monetary worth as it may be utilised by virtually any one for almost any purpose. It’s a resource that helps people get more done, and it’s quickly become the go-to for both freelancers and full-time employees.
Considering the high expense of maintaining the world’s largest deep learning language model (with over 175 billion parameters), it is reasonable to assume that OpenAI will end the public free beta and charge for access to the service in the not-too-distant future. As a matter of fact, that’s already happening.
If you go to the website for OpenAI, there is a good chance that a notification that says “ChatGPT is at capacity right now” will be displayed on your screen. Even if you have the option to be alerted as soon as there is a seat open for you, the wait may be quite lengthy. There is also the possibility that somebody else will seize the opportunity first and secure that slot for themselves instead of you.
This may be due to the fact that OpenAI are now selling ChatGPT as a professional service to “selected” individuals. Sadly, it looks like those individuals are “selected” depending on how much they are willing to spend.
The “Waitlist for professional ChatGPT access” form includes questions designed to determine your budgetary constraints before granting you access to the service. In essence, you are placing a bid for this service:
- At what price (per month) would you consider ChatGPT to be so expensive that you would not consider buying it?
- At what price (per month) would you consider ChatGPT to be priced so low that you would feel the quality couldn’t be very good?
- At what price (per month) would you consider ChatGPT starting to get expensive, so that it is not out of the question, but you would have to give some thought to buying it?
- At what price (per month) would you consider ChatGPT to be a bargain—a great buy for the money?
Then you’re also asked how upset you would be if you could no longer use ChatGPT, which seems really odd.
Depending solely on how you answer the question you may, or may not, be selected and invited to the professional version of ChatGPT which they claim will be available to you, will never be throttled, and will grant you as many messages as you need.
“If you are selected, we’ll reach out to you to set up a payment process and a pilot. Please keep in mind that this is an early experimental program that is subject to change, and we are not making paid pro access generally available at this time,” the disclaimer reads.
If you need unlimited and uninterrupted access to ChatGPT you will need to join the waitlist and keep your fingers cross that you are “selected.” Unfortunately, it does look like OpenAI are currently looking for the highest bidders to join the professional demo, so if you aren’t stacked with cash, you might be out of luck. However, you can always fill out the form just hope for the best.