I have had access to GPT-3 since December. I waited on the waitlist for about 8 months. I know others who have similar stories. I also know that there are others who have skipped the queue by emailing the right person / having the right connection or other nefarious methods.
Today I look through Fiverr and I see that someone is selling access for $395 and this individual has reviews for people who have bought this. I think this issue needs to be discussed further.
I think access needs to be the same for everybody, there should be no shortcuts and cutting of the queue. There should be no selling access. It should be obvious. Why are there so many loopholes and breaks in the system? It is not open. It is not fair. It is not transparent. It is not democratizing AI.