Earlier this week, Microsoft-backed OpenAI launched the latest iteration of its popular artificial intelligence program, ChatGPT. Christened ChatGPT 4, the San Francisco-based company’s latest offering is not yet available to the general public. Unlike the version released in November, this one is not freely accessible.
Released on March 14, the latest edition of the AI is its fourth iteration. But how did we get to number four in just a few months? Well, ChatGPT’s first edition came out way back in 2018. The company has been releasing versions of the AI since, with ChatGPT 3 – the iteration that launched earlier this year – being their most popular version so far. GPT-4 is the latest and most powerful large language model.
Unfortunately, if you only have free access to ChatGPT, the site will take you to ChatGPT 3.
How do I access GPT-4?
- To get to ChatGPT-4, you will need the paid version of the site, ChatGPT+. Here’s how you can get a subscription:
- Open up the ChatGPT site, at https://chat.openai.com/
- If you already have access to ChatGPT+, then the site will take you directly to ChatGPT4.
- If you don’t have the premium version, you’ll have to upgrade from the sidebar, by selecting the ‘Upgrade to Plus’ option.
- The upgrade option will show you a comparison between the free and premium versions.
- Once you’ve paid the piper, you’ll get full access to the latest version of the chatbot.
- When starting a new chat, a pulldown will give you the option to use one of the old models or GPT-4. Do note that ChatGPT-4 is slower than the other models, but is far more complex in interactions, with OpenAI terming their new release the most human yet.
No free AI for you
There is currently no way to access the latest iteration for free, unless you’re a Bing user. Microsoft – which recently invested billions in ChatGPT parent OpenAI – has announced that their chatbot is being powered by the latest version of the AI.