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ChatGPT Now Available Without Registration, OpenAI Announces

OpenAI makes AI chat tool ChatGPT free to use without an account, aiming for wider access to AI.

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OpenAI has announced an update to the accessibility of ChatGPT, making the AI chatbot available for free without the need for users to create an account. This decision marks a pivotal shift in the company’s approach to AI accessibility, aiming to democratize access to artificial intelligence technologies.

Gradual Rollout and Motivation Behind the Move

The company is implementing this change gradually, indicating that availability may vary based on geographic location. OpenAI’s primary motivation for this update is to allow unrestricted access to AI technologies for individuals keen on exploring the capabilities of artificial intelligence. By removing the barrier of account creation, OpenAI intends to foster a more inclusive environment for AI curiosity and learning.

Features and Considerations for Users

Despite the removal of the account requirement, OpenAI has introduced certain limitations to the free version of ChatGPT. These include enhanced guardrails that may restrict the use of specific text prompts. However, users still have the option to sign up for an account to unlock additional features. According to OpenAI, account holders benefit from the ability to save and review chat history, share chats, and access advanced features such as voice conversations and custom instructions.

OpenAI also notes that content entered into the free edition of ChatGPT could be utilized to train future large language models (LLMs). Users concerned about their data contributing to model improvements have the option to opt-out through the settings menu.

User Base and Future Developments

As of the announcement, ChatGPT boasts a weekly user base of 100 million people across 185 countries, underscoring the global reach and interest in AI technologies. Additionally, OpenAI, in collaboration with its major financial backer Microsoft, is reportedly developing a new AI supercomputer project codenamed “Stargate”. With an ambitious budget of up to $100 billion, the project aims to further advance AI capabilities and is expected to be completed by 2028.

This expansion of ChatGPT’s accessibility reflects OpenAI’s commitment to making AI technologies more available and understandable to a broader audience, fostering innovation and exploration in the field of artificial intelligence.

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Luke Jones
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