Plans to launch plugins with GPT-3.5?

My friend reverted to the free version of ChatGPT after missing a payment and noticed alpha-phase plugins for 3.5 (photo attached).

Any insight on whether these will be available to all free users in the upcoming future? We would ver much look forward to that

“Alpha” may be that you are offered upcoming or development products for free, even a new version of gpt-4 to evaluate.

You are providing a service to OpenAI in exchange for your use.

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that makes sense.

I’m more wondering if anyone has heard information on whether this is something OpenAI is interested in rolling out permanently to all 3.5 users.

ChatGPT Plus at $20/month is what enables GPT-4, plugins, advanced data analysis, web browsing, etc.

You suggest that they give that to all free users and stop collecting money? :face_with_monocle:

I don’t think it would be a good move for them to give it to everyone as they need money to run their systems. It would remove one of there biggest forms of income.

I think you’re misunderstanding my question.

The example above is from someone who was not paying for plus who was given alpha access.

My question was does anyone have insight into whether this is in OpenAI’s plans.

  1. it is not an accident, other free users have gotten the “alpha” selections,
  2. There is no explanation, but one can deduce it is either:
    – to genuinely evaluate and get training feedback on newly developed versions of AI or products; or
    – to entice people to upgrade with a limited preview, without specifically calling it that.

I found this information here.

Today, we will begin extending plugin alpha access to users and developers from our waitlist. While we will initially prioritize a small number of developers and ChatGPT Plus users, we plan to roll out larger-scale access over time.

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Microsoft has announced full support for plugins in all their copilots… and these copilots are now rolling out to Windows11, Edge and Bing Search. (I think Win11 is in today’s update.)
As far as I know, plugin support is not there yet… but it will be.
So i think it will come down to costs. What model will Microsoft run (for free ?).
Plugin Store has to still come out of “preview” and finalize. It has to become a store.