Ep 248: Free ChatGPT vs. ChatGPT Plus – What’s the difference?

Comparing Free ChatGPT and ChatGPT Plus for Business Use

Artificial Intelligence technologies are experiencing revolutionary advancements. Among these, OpenAI's ChatGPT technology has garnered immense attention, with significant updates improving its coding abilities and extending its knowledge cutoff. An understanding of how to leverage the functionalities of ChatGPT can drive substantial operational efficiencies for businesses.

Is ChatGPT free? 


And also no. 

First the short version. Yes, you can use ChatGPT for free. You can even use it without logging in. (More on that below.) However, the free version of ChatGPT is called GPT-3.5. We go over the differences between GPT-3.5 and GPT-4 in-depth in this post. We'll keep it short: 

Yes, you can use GPT 3.5 for free inside of ChatGPT

No, it is not good. 

And no, you cannot use GPT-4 for free inside ChatGPT. It is part of ChatGPT Plus, which is $20 a month per user, and includes other advanced features aside from the upgraded GPT-4 Turbo model. (Again, more on that below.) 

So yes, you can use ChatGPT for free with 3.5. But it's bad. 

What are the limitations of the free version of ChatGPT, GPT 3.5?

The free version of ChatGPT, operating with GPT 3.5, faces several limitations, particularly around integration capabilities and usage restrictions. As of January 2022, it features a knowledge cutoff, preventing it from accessing or generating responses based on the most current events or information past this date. Users can send up to 40 messages every three hours, which may be slow during peak usage times. Additionally, it lacks certain features like file upload capabilities and access to the latest updates and model improvements that are available in the paid version.

Do I need an account to use ChatGPT?

Yes, accessing ChatGPT requires users to create an account. This account setup is a standard procedure for both the free and paid versions of ChatGPT. Registering an account allows users to track their usage, adhere to usage limits, and, in the case of the paid version, manage their subscription and billing information.

Is the free version of ChatGPT sufficient compared to ChatGPT Plus?

The free version of ChatGPT might be adequate for users with minimal requirements and those who can manage within the stipulated usage limits and feature restrictions. However, for users seeking more robust features like increased message limits, priority server access, and the ability to upload multiple files for more complex queries, ChatGPT Plus offers significant advantages, particularly for business users or those who rely heavily on AI-driven tasks.

Is the paid version of ChatGPT Plus worth it?

ChatGPT Plus can be quite beneficial for users who need more than what the free version offers. For a $20 monthly fee, it provides a later knowledge cutoff (April 2023), doubles the interaction limit, and offers priority access during peak times. Additional features like advanced data analysis, code interpretation capabilities, and integration of multimodal functions, including vision and OCR, make it a worthwhile investment for those heavily utilizing AI in their daily operations or for enhancing business processes.

Differences Between Free and Paid Versions of ChatGPT

To effectively leverage this tool, it's crucial to understand the differences between the free and paid versions of ChatGPT. Key variations include cost, the benefits available to teams, and access limitations.

The free version maintains a knowledge cutoff as of January 2022, lacks integration capabilities, and imposes restrictions on usage such as 40 messages every three hours. Although faster than before, this version can be slow, especially during high-traffic times. The only integrated service it offers is a voice function within the mobile app.

In contrast, the paid version, ChatGPT 4 Turbo, allows for multiple file uploads and has a later knowledge cutoff as of April 2023. Double the limit of interactions and priority access during peak times are also notable advantages. The potential to tap into advanced data analysis, code interpretation, and multimodal capabilities - including vision, OCR, and the DALL E image generator - makes the $20 monthly subscription worthwhile.

What are the biggest advantages of ChatGPT Plus?

ChatGPT Plus offers several significant advantages including faster response times, more reliable access during peak usage times, and an extended interaction limit per day. These features make it particularly useful for users who require frequent and robust interactions with the AI, enhancing productivity and efficiency in their tasks.

Is Microsoft Copilot’s GPT4 the same as ChatGPT Plus?

No, Microsoft Copilot’s GPT4 and ChatGPT Plus are not the same. Microsoft Copilot is specifically designed to integrate with Microsoft’s suite of products, providing specialized functionalities tailored to these environments, which distinguishes it from ChatGPT Plus.

Is Perplexity’s GPT4 the same as ChatGPT Plus?

No, Perplexity's GPT4 is not the same as ChatGPT Plus. Perplexity offers its version of GPT4 tailored to specific use cases and features that may differ from those provided by ChatGPT Plus, which is directly offered by OpenAI.

Additional Advantages to Upgrading

The paid version of ChatGPT offers access to various integrations within a single chat, driving efficiency and productivity for teams. Users can strategically configure custom GPTs to automate work processes and are granted the potential to draw new information from a service like 'Browse with Bing'. Businesses should be aware of the strict advice against uploading confidential, sensitive, or proprietary documents into ChatGPT for security purposes.

Where can I get GPT-4 for free?

To access GPT-4 for free, you can utilize the free version of ChatGPT, which is powered by GPT-3.5. However, it's important to note that the free version of ChatGPT is limited in terms of features and capabilities compared to the paid version. The free version may have restrictions such as an older knowledge cut-off date and slower performance during peak times. For more advanced functionalities and enhanced performance, upgrading to ChatGPT Plus, which utilizes GPT-4, would be recommended.

Future of ChatGPT

The AI roadmap continues to expand with the upcoming launch of GPT-4.5 or GPT5, rumored to be released late in 2024. While this sparks curiosity about the free version's future and potential improvements, it's key to stay updated with enhancements from competitors like Google Cloud, Microsoft Copilot, or emerging AI platforms like Suno.

Businesses heavily reliant on Microsoft products might yield some of the functionalities provided by ChatGPT Plus by leveraging Microsoft Copilot. However, it's fundamental to understand that free versions and third-party platforms utilizing GPT 4 technology are not equivalent to ChatGPT Plus.


When correctly used, AI technologies like ChatGPT can result in substantial impacts on businesses, careers, and learning methodologies. The $20 monthly investment for ChatGPT Plus could be instrumental in shaping the future trajectory of your organization. The key takeaway is to remain informed and skeptical, and actively test these tools to maximize their potential benefits to your operations.

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Topics Covered

1. Recent ChatGPT Updates
2. Free ChatGPT vs ChatGPT Plus
3. Limitations of Free ChatGPT
4.  Advanced Features of ChatGPT Plus
5. ChatGPT Plus vs Other Platforms
6. Speculations about Future Versions of ChatGPT

Podcast Transcript

Jordan Wilson [00:00:17]:
What's the difference between free ChatGPT and the paid version of ChatGPT plus? Should you upgrade? What can you actually use ChatGPT Plus for? And do people actually still use the free version? Alright. We're gonna be tackling those questions today and more on Everyday AI. What's going on y'all? Thanks for joining. My name is Jordan Wilson. I'm the host of everyday AI, and this is for you. This is your daily livestream, podcast, and free daily newsletter helping everyday people like you and me not just learn this generative AI stuff, but how we can all actually leverage it to grow our companies and to grow our careers. And you know what? If if there's one tool that we all probably use the most, it has to be ChatGPT. You could argue that chat gbt started this generative AI wave that we've been riding the past 2 or so years.

Jordan Wilson [00:01:13]:
And I think that there's a lot of misconceptions out there about the free version of ChatGPT that anyone can use and the paid version of ChatGPT Plus, which starts at $20 a month. So today, we're gonna be tackling, a lot of those big questions going over, you you know, kind of some of the features, you know, step by step, and also answering all of your questions. So if you do have any questions, get those in. Alright. I'm excited for today's show, but before we dive into that, as a reminder, please, if you haven't already, go to your everydayai.com. Sign up for that free daily newsletter. If you're listening on the podcast, appreciate it. Make sure to check out your show notes, because we'll have a lot of related episodes there.

Jordan Wilson [00:01:55]:
And if you are joining us live on the livestream, what is going on to everyone? Jonathan and Brian and Sarah, Woozy, Chrissy. We got a lot of folks in. Mike and Michelle and Chris and Rolando. Wow. What are your questions? What are your biggest questions about ChatGPT? Let me know. I'm gonna tackle all of your questions at the end. But before we get into it, let's go over what's going on in the world of AI news. Alright.

Jordan Wilson [00:02:22]:
So we have some updates from Google Cloud's next, event. So, it is happening right now through today in Las Vegas, so let's talk. So first, we have the Gemini 1.5 pro launch. So Google Cloud introduced, Gemini 1.5 pro offering enhanced opportunities for enterprise to leverage AI models. Also, released the Google Vids in work space. So that is a new addition to Google Workspace. Google Vids allows companies to create professional quality videos with customizable options. I actually think this is probably gonna be one of the bigger outcomes or one of the things that people are using most out of the announcement, so make sure you check out more about that in the newsletter.

Jordan Wilson [00:03:06]:
Also, AI integration in Google Meet and chat. So features like take notes for me, in Google Meet and chat aim to enhance user experience and productivity. AI security tools for Google workspace. So Google Cloud is rolling out additional AI security tools to bolster the safety of the workplace platform. And last but not least, Gemini models expansion. So we have some Gemini models are being expanded to provide more use cases including financial services, universities, and startups as well as Google rolled out some, new versions of their Gemma small model as well. Alright. Let's go from one tech titan to another.

Jordan Wilson [00:03:41]:
It's it's that time of year, y'all. So Amazon CEO has revealed a generative AI shift. So Amazon CEO Andy Jess Jassy, disclosed in the annual share shareholder letter just a few minutes ago actually that the company's significant investments in generative AI across 3 layers in the generative a a I stack. So kind of going over some of these updates in their, kind of in their strategic vision, but the 3 layers, include the bottom layer focusing on training models and producing predictions, a middle layer for customizing foundational models, and the top layer where Amazon develops generative AI applications for its consumer businesses. Also, you know, in this letter, 2 other things worth noting well, a lot of things, but we'll get you all that in the newsletter. But, Amazon is aiming to transition from cloud computing through a d through AWS to becoming a major player in the AI space with a focus on building and scaling generative AI applications. So not a shift away from the cloud necessarily, but really with a focus on building and scaling GenAI applications. Also, Amazon announced the addition of Andrew Ng, a renowned figure in AI to its board.

Jordan Wilson [00:04:54]:
Alright. Our last piece of AI news and, actually, if you saw our newsletter yesterday, you caught this because we got it in just minutes before we sent it out. But Yudio has emerged as a strong competitor to Suno in the AI music game. Is that what we're calling it now? AI music game? Alright. So YuDiO, a new AI music generator has entered the scene as a rival to Suno backed by tech and music heavyweights. So founded by former employees of Google's deep mind, UDO boasts powerful capabilities in generating high fidelity songs from just text prompts. Yes. You type in a little text, you get an amazing song with lyrics, vocals, mixed, everything.

Jordan Wilson [00:05:33]:
So UDO's output is noted so far for its crisp sound quality, potentially surpassing Suno in sonic clarity. So the company is supported by prominent figures in the music industry, including Common, Tay Keith, Will. I. Am, who, praises UDO as a tool for creativity in the modern area. So this one's a little different. You actually have some big name musicians behind this. Alright. Also, obviously, concerns have been raised about the use of copyrighted material to trade AI models like UDO and Suno, prompting calls that we've talked about on the show before.

Jordan Wilson [00:06:05]:
You had the 200 musicians sign a letter, but prompting these calls for ethical and legal considerations from the artist rights alliance. So right now, UDO is free in beta and can make up to 1,200

Jordan Wilson [00:06:17]:
songs a month.

Jordan Wilson [00:06:18]:
Yeah. So I guess now's the time to, you know, go go take advantage of this free plan while it's still there. Not sure how long it's gonna last. Also, we'll put this in the show notes, but we had, the Suno CEO on our show a couple months ago. He actually wrote me a love song. How sweet. On Valentine's Day. Alright.

Jordan Wilson [00:06:34]:
So there's gonna be more AI news as always as well as a lot more. A recap from today's show, so make sure you go to your everyday a i.com and sign up for the free daily newsletter. Alright. You know what? Last night my wife asked me a question. She said, are people actually still using the free version of ChatGPT? That's a good question. And I want hey. For our livestream audience, please get your question in now. You know what? I'll I'll I'll start here.

Jordan Wilson [00:07:01]:
I'll start here. There's been a lot of updates to chat g p t. So maybe you first used it a year or 2 ago or, you know, maybe you just dabble in it here and there. But even just this week, some huge, announcements. So I'm gonna go over those first and then we're gonna just start going over a comparison between the free version of chat g p t and the paid version of chat g p t plus. So we're gonna get into the nitty gritty details, but let's first start with some of the news, right? So this is very fresh. So, the g p t four turbo model, which is what if you're using the paid version of chat g p t that is Alright. So g p t four turbo update, in the API.

Jordan Wilson [00:07:52]:
It's featuring improved vision capabilities. Alright. Developers previously had to use different models for text and image processing. Now they can use the same. So all, you know, all these third party tools and there's thousands of them that use OpenAI's, API, all of those are going to improve. So, you know, if you're using a lot of these tools that, you know, tap into OpenAI's API, which is literally 1,000, you're probably gonna see some improvements there as well as cost. Also, it is being called more intelligent in multimodal. Right? So if you're new here, multimodal is the ability in both input and output to, you know, use multiple forms or, you know, not just text but text, image, you know, video's not there yet but, you know, pdfs, spreadsheets, etcetera.

Jordan Wilson [00:08:41]:
Alright? Also, they have announced, which is actually, I think, one of the biggest updates here, but they've, announced an update to the knowledge cutoff from April 2023 to December 2023. We'll talk about that. That is not out yet. And as well as improved coding abilities. Alright. So, the g p t four turbo model has been criticized, after the last couple of updates because people said, hey, it's getting lazier at coding. I'm asking it to code and it's not, you know, putting out the full code output. Well, there's actually a setting for that, by the way, that most people skip over, to force g p t to, spit out full code, but, you know, we'll get into that more in a bit.

Jordan Wilson [00:09:20]:
Alright. So hey. That's cool, Ken. Ken says there's a good turnout today. Well, that's good. Well, make sure to get your questions in. Alright. Hey, Jonathan Jonathan is saying no video or audio.

Jordan Wilson [00:09:33]:
Let him know. Hopefully, y'all can, see and hear. Alright. So let's let's talk a little bit, about the marketing. Alright. And this is important. Alright. And and this is, something that's different, about everyday AI and something that, you know, personally I take a lot of pride in.

Jordan Wilson [00:09:49]:
So not getting into my background, but, you know, I spent, how many years? About 7 years, as an investigative multimedia journalist. Right? So when all these companies put out press releases and features and they say, oh, our new model can do this this and this, we never just spit that out to you verbatim. We test everything. Okay? Also worth noting, our team has been using the GPT technology since 2020, late 2020, right? So, the the GPT 3 technology became commercially available to consumers late 2020 in tools such as CopyAI, Jarvis, etcetera. So our team has been using dozens of these GPT tools for actually years before ChatGPT came out. I always like to put that out there, so I have a background as a journalist, so I'm okay at words. You know, our team's been using the GPT technology for a long time, And I actually don't know anyone else in the world who has talked as much about ChatGPT as I have. Right? I literally talk about it almost every single day.

Jordan Wilson [00:10:48]:
We've been doing it for more than a year. Okay? I'm not saying I'm the smartest person in the world, I'm not, but I'm saying we take our time. We investigate things deeply because, hey, if you're listening there, if you're watching, if you're joining us, I want you to know we don't take this responsibility lightly because I think Chat gbt is one of those tools that if you use

Jordan Wilson [00:11:06]:
it correctly, it can completely change the trajectory of your company, of your career. And I'm not saying that lightly. Okay? Chat Yeebikki is a better writer than me. But people don't understand. They don't want to learn how to use it correctly. Right? I was a Pulitzer Fellow, I won ACP story of

Jordan Wilson [00:11:30]:
the year, I did okay as a journalist. ChatGPT is a better writer than me. People don't care to learn how to use large language models like ChatGPT, or they're using the wrong version. Right? And that's why I think it's important to have this conversation of, hey, free versus paid, What's the difference? Alright. So speaking of the marketing, let's go over it. Because one thing just as an example, and we're gonna get to this in our chart, But in that recent update, you know, with the GPT-4 turbo update from this week, chatGPT said a lot of things. They said, oh, you know, new knowledge cut off. They said, you know, improved memory, a 128,000 tokens.

Jordan Wilson [00:12:06]:
I'm not gonna dive into that, but that's essentially ChatGPT's ability to retain information, to have a memory, which is another big thing that people get wrong. And another thing that if you're using the free version of ChatGPT, you are at a huge disadvantage. So I just have a quick little example here. Right? Just to show you guys, yes, we test everything. Yes. I bring receipts. Yes. We have a screenshot here.

Jordan Wilson [00:12:29]:
Alright. So I just did this less than an hour ago. So ChatGPT says, oh, much improved memory. No. Not yet. It's not it's not rolled out. So in this example, right, I'm sharing it on my screen so if you're listening on the podcast, let me explain. So I said my name is Jordan.

Jordan Wilson [00:12:43]:
My favorite food is deep dish pizza. My favorite color is Carolina blue. I'm from Chicago. Right? And then I'm asking chat g p t immediately to recall this information. Alright? And it does so correctly. But you'll see here I have a token counter. So so what that means here is, because at this point I've only used about a 100 tokens and a token is essentially a piece of a word, and it can recall it just fine. Right? But then when I push ChatGPT and I put a bunch more information in, and here I'm at, 30, 39,000 tokens.

Jordan Wilson [00:13:18]:
Right? And I'm asking it the exact same question. What is my favorite food? What is my favorite color? Where am I from? And chat g p t says I don't have information. So what that means is chat g p t is still at 32,000 tokens, which is give or take 26, 27,000 words, which isn't a lot. Okay? We're gonna talk more about this when we compare free versus paid, but I want you all to know that when I'm giving you all this information, I'm not just taking this spoon fed information from a press release, not paid by OpenAI. I say bad things about OpenAI. I'm very critical about them. I'm very critical about Google and Gemini and Anthropic Squad. Because I want if you're listening, if you're tuning in, I want you to know that you can trust what we're telling you.

Jordan Wilson [00:14:00]:
We test everything, we do screenshots, receipts, always. Alright? So hey. I like this, Marcus. Marcus said if you don't listen to Jordan, your writing will delve into the nexus of chain of the changing landscape of AI while you discuss the beacon as it emerges from a sea of confusion. And that is hilarious. Yes. You you know, if you don't really know what you're doing inside chat gbt, you're gonna get some, some some very robotic outputs like that. Alright.

Jordan Wilson [00:14:30]:
So let's let's keep this thing going and, and and and talk. So check out your show notes because we did an entire tutorial. That is not what this show is. We're not gonna be doing a tutorial here. Okay? So we did a 7 steps on how to actually use chat gbt in 2024. So we just did that episode a couple of weeks ago. It is, I think, the most comprehensive guide to properly using chat g p t in 2024 on the Internet. Bar none.

Jordan Wilson [00:14:58]:
Alright. So if you haven't already listened or watched that episode, make sure to go check that out. Alright. Enough chit chat. Pun intended, maybe, with the chat. Alright. So let's start talking about the difference here between chat g p t, the free version, and chat g p t plus, the paid version. Okay? So if you're listening on the podcast, I'll do my best to explain it.

Jordan Wilson [00:15:22]:
I have a little chart here, but we're just gonna go side by side. We're gonna run through the features and this isn't just what

Jordan Wilson [00:15:28]:
the company is telling you. This is tested. Okay? So cost, free version is obviously free. Chat gbt plus is $20 a month. Okay. Or $30 a month for Teams. Alright. So if you do have a Teams account, you have

Jordan Wilson [00:15:50]:
to have a minimum of 2 accounts and you can have up to a 149. There's a lot of benefits to the team account. One of them, as we go down to our next, kind of, row here, is limits. So, there's GPT-4, the free version is throttled. Okay. So during peak times, it's gonna be very slow. You're not getting that with chatgbt4. It's priority access.

Jordan Wilson [00:16:19]:
Also, the limit here is 40 messages for 3 hours. Okay? So what that means, if you have a paid account, you get 40 you you essentially get 40 40 messages with chat gbt, and after that you get put on a time out. Right? Whether it's if you go through those 40 messages in 30 minutes, then you have to wait another 2 hours and 30 minutes. Alright. But if you are on a Teams account, most people don't know this because ChatGPT and OpenAI don't do a good job of promoting this. You actually get double. That's literally the re one of the reasons why we immediately upgraded to Teams. Right? Because we, as as heavy ChatGPT users, we run into, that that limit pretty often.

Jordan Wilson [00:17:01]:
Right? So now you can double that limit. Pretty cool. Alright. So let's talk about strengths. So there's not a lot of strengths in the free version, if I'm being honest. I mean, one of them is it's free. Alright? So I guess there's a strength. And for being free, it is faster.

Jordan Wilson [00:17:18]:
So they they they have updated the free 3.5 model, over the course of the last, you know, year and a half, so it is faster than it used to be. That's its only strength. It's still very slow compared to g p t four, especially if you are using it during a high traffic time. Right? It's kinda like how, you know, data used to be on a phone, right, before we got unlimited data. During the busy times it would be throttled and you'd be like, my gosh. Right? Same thing if you're using the free version of ChatGPT. Also, if you are only let me just go ahead and get get a small rant out

Jordan Wilson [00:17:51]:
of the way now. If you are only using the free version of ChatGPT, you have zero clue on what a

Jordan Wilson [00:17:58]:
large language model is capable of. Alright? You know, I'm gonna talk about this a little more, but ChatGPT plus is the only, right now, the only business operating system that there is for a large language model. Microsoft Copilot is very close. Gemini is far, but could get there. You you know Gemini from Google. You have Infropix Claude, which could get there. But right now, OpenAI's ChatGPT plus is a business operating system. Literally almost any knowledge based task that you can do, you can do it and automate it with a large language model inside of chat g p t plus with its different integrations.

Jordan Wilson [00:18:44]:
Alright. So let's let's talk about those integrations. Alright. In the free version, the only integration you really have is you you have voice on the mobile app. Right? So that means that you can, ChatGPT can use its voice. Right? And you can talk to it on the app only. It's different on the web. K.

Jordan Wilson [00:19:02]:
You don't have that capability. That's it. Alright. So here is where the paid version of ChatGPT plus really starts to separate itself from the free version when we talk about the integrations. Okay. So we have advanced data analysis, also sometimes called code interpreter. They flip flop the names a lot. Essentially think of it like this, a lot of times early on people said oh chat g p

Jordan Wilson [00:19:25]:
t stinks at math. Well, it

Jordan Wilson [00:19:27]:
did early on, But now, for the most part, it is using advanced data analysis. So when it comes to advanced computation, don't believe what you, you you know, something that was floating around on the internet. You know, there's actually very quote unquote famous, you know, AI influencers who are still posting about, oh, ChatGPT is not good at math. And they're, you know, taking screenshots from the free version of ChatGPT. Right? If you are using the free version of chatgbt, it is bad. It's not good. It's not good at anything. Right? Let me even tell you this.

Jordan Wilson [00:20:00]:
When ChatGPT first came out,

Jordan Wilson [00:20:03]:
right, in where are

Jordan Wilson [00:20:04]:
we at now? November that was November 2022? Gosh. I should I should really know, that. Yeah. I believe it was November 2022. We didn't use it. I mean, we used it at first but it was so bad. And there was all these other tools that we were using that was using the same technology that were much better. The free version of chat gbt plus is not good.

Jordan Wilson [00:20:24]:
If I'm being honest, there's really no reason to use it. Hardly ever. There's better free alternatives to ChatGPT, to to GPT 3.5. Alright? But the integrations is really where ChatGPTplus shines. Paying that $20 a month gets you a lot. So advanced data analysis, it is slash code interpreter for advanced computation, you you know, math, being able to data analysis, or write like, coding. Right? Speak you know, it can go and spit out some Python, spit out some some JavaScript. You know, it can speak so many different coding languages.

Jordan Wilson [00:21:01]:
It can help you write code. It can help you debug. People overlook that. Right? Alright. Also, now in g b d 4 or chat g p d plus, it's multimodal. The default is multimodal. It used to be different modes. What that means is within one mode, you can be working in the same chat.

Jordan Wilson [00:21:21]:
You can use all these all these integrations in one chat. You can upload a photo and it can use vision. So, you know, chat gbt has computer vision. Right? It has this vision where you can upload a photo of anything and it can tell you exactly what it is. You know, hey. Here's a picture of a plant that's dying. What's going on? It'll be able to tell you exactly what type of plant it is. It'll be able to tell you, based on who knows what kind of smart computer vision and algorithms are inside there.

Jordan Wilson [00:21:46]:
It can tell you, oh, your plant is dying because you're giving it too much water and not enough sunlight. And here's the type of plant it is and here's how you should properly be taking care of it. Right? So that is an example of vision. You can upload, PDFs and and and have it, you know, essentially use OCR or to extract text from PDFs. You can, you know, find, you know, talk to PDFs. You can chat with PDFs within the default mode. You can use DALL E which is OpenAI's image generator, all within the same mode and you can have conversations. Right? You can have conversations with all of these documents and retain this knowledge within the same chat.

Jordan Wilson [00:22:21]:
Right? So think. Let's say let's say you're working on a project and you have a, you know, you have a spreadsheet, you have a spreadsheet, you have some PDFs, you need to create an infographic, you you need to, write a blog post outline, you can do all those things in one chat in a couple of minutes. Something that might have taken you used to take you a day to do all those things. You can do it all within one chat now. You don't have to switch back and forth. And the great thing that people don't fully understand about large language models, especially those that have a lot of integrations or third party capabilities, is you retain all this knowledge. Right? You could say, hey. Write me a blog post on how to care for your plants.

Jordan Wilson [00:22:58]:
Right? It'll write you the blog post. Then you could say, hey. Give me 3 photos that go along with this blog post. It'll do it. And then you can say, hey. Look up stats on, you know, you know, types of of plants and the water they need in the sunlight and then turn that into a table and then export that as a spreadsheet. It can do that. Right? You can you find a scientific study about plants and, you you know, it and it has millions of data points and you can crunch all those data points.

Jordan Wilson [00:23:27]:
Right? So you can work on you can literally spend your entire day inside of one chat, inside of ChatGPT using all of these different integrations. We didn't even get to GPTs, right? So GPTs are a customized version of ChatGPT. You can essentially make. Right? Let's just go with this random example. I don't know why I was thinking of plants. I think it was because I went to go buy a new mic and, at Qatar Center there was a plant that was dying. Anyways, so you can create a GPT based on plants to help you, you know, let's say you are working work working around plants. Right? You can create a g p t and you can upload all these documents and you can kind of, configure it to respond to you in a certain way or, you you know, whatever custom configuration and then you can use that custom g p t anywhere.

Jordan Wilson [00:24:18]:
So you could in theory make dozens of custom g p t's. They take like a minute. Doesn't mean it it'll be good after a minute. Right? You gotta put a little work in to to make it good. But you could literally look at every single, part of your day. Every single thing that you do at your job, every single main category of tasks, you could spend a couple minutes or an hour to build a g p t that will help you in those areas. And then you can just literally you should probably use the p p p, prime prompt polish, the method that we teach, the prompt engineering method, which, hey, we're doing another free class today in a couple hours. So, if you're tuning live, if you've taken the PPP course, let me know what you think.

Jordan Wilson [00:24:57]:
Have you taken the new one? Right? So you should be still using some, you know, prompt engineering 101 basics, but you can be using all of these different g p t's that are essentially automating your work for you. You say, hey. When I'm, asking about this type of plant, you need to refer to, this knowledge base from our company, this document. Right? You can literally do almost everything if you are a knowledge worker. Right, and that means you sit in front of a computer, you you type all day, you read all day, you code all day, you, you know, ideate all day, you create presentations, sales letters, whatever. Right? If you sit in front of a computer and you're typing and you're learning and you're thinking and you're analyzing, those are all things you should probably be doing inside of ChatGPT now. Also worth noting, you know, I gotta put my disclaimer up there. Number 1, not paid by ChatGPT to tell you this, which is better than everyone else.

Jordan Wilson [00:25:53]:
Number 2, never upload confidential sensitive, data. Right? Because, even in teams mode, right? So we we're talking about teams modes. You have some, you have some more data controls. Tell that you can tell ChatGPT not to train on your data. But still, you shouldn't be uploading any confidential, sensitive, proprietary documents or information into ChatGPT or any other large language model. Don't do it. Right? And also, if you work in a big company, make sure to talk to the appropriate people. Right? So that could be your chief technology officer, your your chief information officer, maybe your chief marketing officer, etcetera.

Jordan Wilson [00:26:32]:
If if if you haven't already talked to them and said what is our generative AI plan? What how are we using large language models? Start having that conversation now. You should've had that conversation a year ago. Alright. Hey. Tara says she loved the PPP course. Thank you. Jose, tuning in from Spain. What's going on? Michelle, the PPP course.

Jordan Wilson [00:26:54]:
So we usually do it twice a week. I think today we're starting, we're starting at 4:4 PM Central Standard Time. Alright. So let's let's keep going here on our sorry. I got off on a little little rant, y'all. So, integrations, there are really none in the free version, a lot inside of gbt 4 turbo. Uploads, you can't upload anything with the free version. With the paid version you can.

Jordan Wilson [00:27:16]:
You can upload pdfs, spreadsheets, jpegs, you can upload your code, etcetera. Cut off, so knowledge cut off or the training data, that's important. Right? So that's important to understand. So, at least as of 30 minutes, 40 minutes ago, the cutoff for the free version of ChatGPT was January 2022. For the paid version, it should be December 2023 any day, but it as of now, it's still April 2023. So what that means I'm not gonna get into, you you know, a lesson on how large language models work, but, essentially, they scrape up all the information on the Internet. Right? Gbt 4 is a 1.8 trillion parameter large language model. So these models scrape up literally all the information on the Internet.

Jordan Wilson [00:27:58]:
Yeah. Copyrighted material, everything. Books, movies, open Internet, closed Internet, everything. Right? And then humans kind of train it. But essentially, it's it's only data right now through April 2023. So all of the data, even on the paid version, all the data that the model was trained on is now more than a year old. So that's important to keep in mind, and, you know, we talk about that a lot more in our free prime prompt polish course. So just keep that in mind.

Jordan Wilson [00:28:26]:
But one of the biggest integrations, that you have within, gbt 4 turbo is browse with Bing. Okay? So what that means is if ChatGPT plus, if when you're talking to it, if it determines or if you tell it to. So either way, if you're giving it a command and saying, hey, what's the newest, you know, information on this type of plant? Right? It might query Bing. So it might use Bing to see, hey. Is there any new information on this plant? And or you can obviously say, using browse with Bing, please tell me, you know, NVIDIA's stock price as of today. You you wouldn't wanna know NVIDIA's stock price from, you know, April 2023 or sooner. Right? So, that's a huge integration and a huge advantage, to chat gbt plus is its ability to connect directly to the web. Right? Because if you want to cut down on hallucinations, that's again, that's another big, I wouldn't say misconception.

Jordan Wilson [00:29:22]:
It's, people don't know how to deal with hallucinations because they don't understand large language models, how to work them. But, you know, if you're using the free version of chat g p t, you're gonna get a lot more hallucinations than if you're using the paid version which can query the web or you can use a GPT and, visit specific URL's. Right? Which you can't necessarily do, using browse with Bing. Alright. And then memory. So we talked about that. It's not a 128,000 yet for GPT-4 turbo. Right now it is 32,000.

Jordan Wilson [00:29:54]:
I just did a test. Once we got past 32,000 in that test, it forgot everything. Okay? So that's another important thing to keep in mind. I'd say 2 2 of the biggest things is the knowledge cut off in working with old data that will give you hallucinations. The second, is is memory. Right? After a certain amount of time, ChatGPT is gonna start to forget stuff. And you're gonna be like, why? Large language models stink. No.

Jordan Wilson [00:30:18]:
They don't. You're just not using it right. Right? If you buy a, you you know, a $1,000, you you know, bike, you know, bicycle, and then you're like, why doesn't this bicycle fly? This bicycle stinks. This is the worst bicycle ever. No. It's a bicycle. It's not an airplane. Right? Alright.

Jordan Wilson [00:30:38]:
You have to understand what a large language model isn't, what it's what it is, what it's not, what the free version can do, what it can't.

Jordan Wilson [00:30:45]:
Alright. So very quick recap. Free versus paid. Right? In a nutshell, you shouldn't really be using

Jordan Wilson [00:30:56]:
chatGPT-3.5, the free version. I'm gonna tell you what you should if you don't wanna pay a dollar, if you don't wanna pay a dime, there's better options out there for free. But you should be paying $20 a month. It is the easiest $20 a month. If it was $200 a month, I would I would I would still be subscribing. It is that good if you know what you're doing. Alright. Ready? So let's tackle some of the most important questions.

Jordan Wilson [00:31:24]:
I'm scrolling through here. I'm gonna get to your questions, at the end. So, if I missed it, I'm sorry, but please just get your, you know, your questions in again. Some I'm kinda just scrolling through. If I see a question mark, I'm I'm gonna put a star on it and, hopefully, I didn't miss any questions. But, let's get to some of the big questions. We're just gonna go straight question and answer here, y'all. This isn't a tutorial, you you know, where we do things live.

Jordan Wilson [00:31:52]:
Alright. Just trying to give you the facts. Ready? What are the restrictions of the free version of ChatGPT 3.5? Well, the restrictions are the knowledge cutoff, you know, being January 2022, it doesn't have any of these integrations, that that we talk about so often. You know, DALL E, browse with Bing, advanced data analysis. The free version is very limited. It is older. It is slower. It is not as powerful.

Jordan Wilson [00:32:17]:
The other thing that people don't understand about the free version is it is 2 different models. Right? It's not like I'm using the same thing as the paid version. It's just a little limited. No. It is completely different. I always tell people the easiest way to compare them is the free version of ChatGPT 3.5 is a landline. The paid version is the newest smartphone. Alright.

Jordan Wilson [00:32:40]:
It's not that you have the same smartphone and it's some of the features are are gone. No. It is completely different brains, completely different engine, whatever you wanna call it. It is trained differently. It, you know, you shouldn't use it if I'm being honest. Alright? But that's the the the the biggest restriction is it doesn't have all of these advanced, features, integrations. It is older. It is slower.

Jordan Wilson [00:33:06]:
It is less powerful. Alright. Next big question. Do I need an account for ChatGPT? Well, that has actually changed recently. Alright. Yeah. We keep this up to date y'all. So, right now, you do not need an account at all to use the free version of chat g p t.

Jordan Wilson [00:33:27]:
So OpenAI, just updated this, about a week and a half ago, so you can literally log on, you can be on a new computer, incognito browser, whatever, You can just go to chat g p t's site and use it immediately. Pretty cool. Right? However, the free version's not good. Alright? If you wanted to save your chats even in that free version, you still have to sign up for an account. But for whatever reason, if you just need a quick you know, if you need to figure out, you know, something that is I don't know, something about the revolutionary war. Right? That's the literally, the only thing I would be using a large language model for is something that hasn't, been been updated in the last 2 years. Yeah. You don't even need an account.

Jordan Wilson [00:34:03]:
You can just log in there. It's not gonna save your chat. It's not gonna save your history. You know, you don't have any of these features, but you technically don't even need an account now to use the free version. Obviously, to use the paid version of chat g p t plus, you first need to sign up for a free account, and then you can immediately as soon as you sign up and verify your account, you can upgrade to the paid version, $20 a month, for chat g p t plus or $30 a month for chat g p t teams. There's also chat g p t enterprise, which is priced, like who knows what, because you gotta have, like, 500 people to just talk to someone.

Jordan Wilson [00:34:35]:
Alright. Next question. Is the free version of ChatGPT good enough versus ChatGPT Plus? No. It's not good at all. You honestly shouldn't use ChatGPT 3.5 ever. I'm gonna tell you why here in a minute.

Jordan Wilson [00:34:55]:
Next big question that comes up all the time. Is the paid version of ChatGPTplususingchatGPT-4worthit? Yes. Absolutely. Right now, right, there are literally 100 of new generative AI tools that come out every day. 1000 of new generative AI tools a week. By far, hands down, chatGPT for $20 a month is probably the biggest steal in the history of software because of its 3rd party integrations. Right? We can talk about, you know, chat board, you you know, like, chatbot leaderboards and and benchmarks. And, oh, what about Claude, you you know, Claude Opus, you know, Claude 3 Opus? It's it's technically benchmarking a little higher.

Jordan Wilson [00:35:44]:
Yeah. But it doesn't connect to the internet. You don't have all these 1,000 you know, there's literally millions of GPTs in the GPT store. You can bring your business inside of chat g p t. You can't do that right now with anthropics quad 3. You can't do that right now with Google's, Google Gemini, even their new 1.5. And you can't even really do it right now with, Microsoft Copilot, at least not in the same manner. Right? Chat g p t plus for $20 a month.

Jordan Wilson [00:36:16]:
People are always like, oh, no. I don't need to spend that $20 a month. You know, I here. I can use it for free. Here. No. You can't. I'm gonna I'm gonna go through.

Jordan Wilson [00:36:24]:
I'm gonna, you know, kick some some myths and some common misconceptions to the curb. Is it worth it? Abso frigginlutely. If you're not paying the $20 a month for ChatGPT Plus,

Jordan Wilson [00:36:35]:
I don't know what you're doing.

Jordan Wilson [00:36:37]:
I don't care if you're a student. I'm not I'm not trying to be rude here, y'all. Like, I know money can be tight for people. Maybe you lost your job. You're right. Right? So I I I have to take those things into consideration. Maybe $20 a month is a lot for you. I will tell you this.

Jordan Wilson [00:36:51]:
That $20 a month can change the trajectory of your life. I'm not exaggerating. Right? Maybe you need to get a job. ChatGPT plus can get you a job very quickly. Upload your resume, use an external g p t. It'll rewrite your resume quickly. It'll it'll create, you know, custom, cover letters. It'll create, you you know, customized emails to people applying for jobs, and you can do it all in scale and bulk.

Jordan Wilson [00:37:16]:
If you replied for 500, you know, jobs in an hour before, all custom resumes, you know, custom. Right? You can do that with chat gbt plus. Right? I hate to be like, you gotta spend money to make money. Right? But $20 a month pays for itself if you know what you're doing. Hitting enter once in 20 seconds. Right? You are winning back your time. How much is your time worth? Chat gbt, I'd say for every hour that I use it, depending on the use case. Right? Very easily.

Jordan Wilson [00:37:50]:
Saving me 3

Jordan Wilson [00:37:52]:
to 10 hours for every hour. I am gaining back so much time. Right? How much is your time worth?

Jordan Wilson [00:38:02]:
Alright. What are the biggest advantages of Chat g p t plus? We talked about these, but the 3rd party integrations, g p t's, you know, you have, 4,000,000 GPTs on the GPT store that you can just install from third party developers. You can create your own GPTs around, you know, your custom configurations, your own knowledge base, browse with Bing, the ability to stay more up to date with all this information, advanced data analysis, DALL E, right? Like, what am I forgetting? I think that's that's mostly everything. The the ability to upload files is huge. Right? I know that sounds weird. You can't do that right now in Google Gemini. Right? The ability to upload a photo and say what is this? How do I fix it? The ability to to upload a pdf and say, hey, you know, I don't understand this section. Explain it to me.

Jordan Wilson [00:38:51]:
Or just I don't wanna read this 50 page pdf. I'm looking for this one answer. Find it for me. You know, uploading a a a spreadsheet with, you know, 500,000 data points and being like, tell me what's going on here. Why did revenue drop in ecommerce on this web page from quarter 1 to quarter 2? You could spend days looking for that. Or, if you know what you're doing, couple seconds inside of ChatGPT. So a lot of advantages to ChatGPT plus for that $20 a month. Here we go.

Jordan Wilson [00:39:22]:
Here's a common question. Hey. Tara says preach. Rotem, thank you. Thank you for listening. Alright. Tanya's saying that, ChatGPT organizes and combines information I couldn't get anywhere else. Absolutely.

Jordan Wilson [00:39:36]:
ChatGPT plus changes the way you learn. It changes the way you synthesize information. It changes the way that you create information, it changes the way that you create intelligence, it it changes the way that you collaborate. Right? Like, think of, you you know, all the major tech innovations ever. Right? So so, the Internet, cloud, mobile. Right? Generative AI is 10 times more impactful than all of those things combined. People still don't understand this. Maybe you will eventually.

Jordan Wilson [00:40:09]:
Alright. Here's another common question. Is Microsoft Copilot's g p t 4 the same as ChatGPT plus? This is actually, I think, one of the things that people get wrong the most. Okay. So here's what a lot of people don't know. You if you just go to Copilot, so that's Microsoft. So it used to be called, you know, Bing chat. So now it's just called Microsoft Copilot.

Jordan Wilson [00:40:33]:
Okay. So Microsoft Copilot is free. You can just go to copilot.microsoft.com. You can use it for free right away. You don't even need an account. If you do create a free account, you can save your chats, and here's the thing. You get to use GPT-4turbo for free. So people are like, oh, I would never pay for ChatGPT Plus.

Jordan Wilson [00:40:55]:
That's silly. Right? I'm gonna use the free version of of, you know, GPT-4 turbo inside of Microsoft. Well, over the last couple of weeks, Microsoft has been tiering off access to certain features that were previously available for free. Alright? We're not gonna get into the intricacies, but, essentially, Microsoft also has its own training layer, in addition to g p d four. So it's not like the exact same thing. It is vastly different. So you you could say it's a similar make of engine, but every others every other part in the car is completely different. Right? And the parts at least right now inside of chat g p t are exponentially better than the parts inside of just the the browsing version of Copilot.

Jordan Wilson [00:41:46]:
Right? Where Copilot really shines is when you start paying for that Copilot Pro, which is $20 a month, or, Microsoft 365 Copilot, which is the more enterprise version. That's where it starts to pay off. Right? When you can start bringing in your information from Microsoft Word, micro Microsoft Sheets, Microsoft Teams, etcetera, and your knowledge, your information, and your files follow you around from place to place. Right? So if you're using the, the pro version even, you get most of that functionality. Right? So even at that $20 a month, if you're using Microsoft prod, products, if you're using Outlook, if you're using Microsoft Word, Microsoft Sheets, etcetera, you should be paying that $20 a month. Okay? People say, oh, when should I use Copilot instead of Chad GbT? Well, I say, hey. If you or your team are heavy, you know, Microsoft users, if you use Microsoft for everything, you might not need, you know, Chat gbt. Right? You could probably still benefit from it, but you might not need it.

Jordan Wilson [00:42:46]:
Right? Because if you are one of those Microsoft heavy organizations, you're doing everything in Microsoft, you know. You you're in, you know, you're in, PowerPoint. You're in, you know, Google Docs. Right? Unfortunately, the the Copilot Pro, at least as of like a week ago, doesn't work inside of Teams. You need the Microsoft 365 enterprise version. But everywhere else, your data follows you and you can essentially quote unquote talk to GPT anywhere. Right? You can be inside Microsoft, Excel and say, hey, what's, you know, plot this plot this linear graph or what does all this data mean? Or you can be inside PowerPoint and you can say, hey. You know, there's this email with all this information.

Jordan Wilson [00:43:25]:
I need to make a presentation on it. Make the presentation, and it'll do it. Right? So in those in those situations, okay, in theory, you might not need chat gbt. Right? Are there still things you can accomplish in ChatGPT that you can't inside Microsoft Copilot Pro? Absolutely. But if you are just looking at the web version of loan of Copilot and you're saying, oh, I don't need ChatGPT plus because I can use GPT-4 for free. Well, there's no g p t's. Right? It's it's much more limited. I personally am not a huge fan of a lot of the results in Copilot.

Jordan Wilson [00:43:59]:
Right? Even if I'm just, you know, doing some some basic prompting, if I'm asking for some information. Not a huge fan of Copilot. It does have a couple of great features which we've talked about on the show before, but overall, it's not the same thing. Apples and banana chips. Alright. Another common question. Is perplexity's GPT 4 the same as ChatGPT Plus? Not really. Alright.

Jordan Wilson [00:44:24]:
Couple things to know about perplexity. It's not really a large language model. People think it is. It's not. It is an answer engine that uses other models. Right? So when you sign up for, for Perplexity, right, you essentially get, even on a free account, you can use what's called the Copilot. I know everyone uses the same terminology. It's confusing.

Jordan Wilson [00:44:46]:
But you get 5 of these kind of GPT 4 powered, searches, I think it's every 3 hours. Alright. Not a lot. So can you use GPT 4 for free and perplexity? I mean, kind of. But, again, it's not the same thing. It's an answer engine. You you know, they obviously have their own, you know, algorithms that change drastically how it works. So if you think, oh, I can use a same type of prompt or the same, purpose of something in inside, chat g p t plus versus perplexity, it's it's completely different.

Jordan Wilson [00:45:17]:
Right? You're just using that as the base engine. Everything else functions completely different. Right? And even within perplexity, you can choose. Right? You can choose, oh, I wanna use g p t 4. I I, you know, I wanna use anthropics, claud 3, opus, etcetera. Right? So not the same thing. Perplexity is an answer engine. You only get

Jordan Wilson [00:45:35]:
5. Is that enough? I love perplexity. I use it every day, but it's it's it's not the same thing. Right? I'll say this.

Jordan Wilson [00:45:44]:
If you think, oh, I'm getting GPT 4 for free here. Right? Oh, using, you you know, Po or, you know, all these others. Right? That a a a lot of these third party platforms do give you somewhat limited access to g p t 4, for free. It is not the same because you don't get those g p t's. You don't get DALL E. You don't get browse with Bing. You don't get advanced data analysis. You don't get the ability to upload and chat with your files and and have these ongoing conversations with all these different modes.

Jordan Wilson [00:46:11]:
It's it's different things. What good is the engine if you don't have all the pieces that make the engine go? Again,

Jordan Wilson [00:46:21]:
common misconception. Alright. Where can I get chat, where

Jordan Wilson [00:46:25]:
can I get g b t 4 for free? This is another common question. I kind of already answered it. You the the best place, right, is is Copilot, Perplexity, and then there's literally, dozens of of third parties, that you can, you know, tap in and get, you know, somewhat limited use of the GPT 4 technology, for free. Is it the same? Absolutely not. Right? Those are just people that, you know, are posting stuff on social media and they wanna seem super smart. It's it's not the same, y'all. It's not the same. Alright.

Jordan Wilson [00:46:57]:
Another common question. When is ChatGPT-4.5 or chatGPT5 coming out? Who knows? Who knows? So it's been rumored that it would be in the, latter part of 2024. You know, Sam Altman has been on a couple podcasts, couple interviews, and he's referenced that they're gonna have, multiple, updates. Right? And we just saw an update this week within, you know, an updated model. He hasn't confirmed. He he he did allude to that it would be in 2024. What I believe is that OpenAI is going to wait until app after Apple announces their, generative AI offering. Apple will be doing that in June this year at their w w WWDC, their world worldwide developer conference.

Jordan Wilson [00:47:44]:
I believe that within a couple of weeks to a couple of months after that, OpenAI would release the next version. Whether they are going to go with this more iterative approach and do, GPT-4.5 or whether they're gonna jump to straight, you know, GPT5. But no one really knows. It is believed to be later, or in the latter part of 2024. Personally, I think they're gonna wait until after Apple, announces something. Reportedly, Apple is actually gonna be teaming up with, Google, and and tapping into their, their Gemini model, which is interesting because I don't know if that's the best move, at least as of, you know, Gemini was last week. I know we have, you know, new updates that are less than 24 hours old. I do think Gemini is getting better.

Jordan Wilson [00:48:26]:
But, you know, I think a lot of these things are gonna play into when, OpenAI releases it. Because here's the reality y'all. Even though gbt 4 is more than a year old, it is still better than everything else. Yes. I know if you look at the chatbot arena, if if you're looking at certain benchmarks in certain ways, Claude 3 Opus might be a little ahead or, you know, Gemini 1.5 Ultra might be a little ahead. But but here's here's the thing. Those models are like a couple of weeks to a a a month or 2 old. GPT-4.

Jordan Wilson [00:48:57]:
When you combine it with all in a lot of the GPT-4 benchmarks are not on the most recent version of g p t four turbo. Let's put that out there. So I'm sure we're gonna see still, you know, even though this model is, you know, whatever, 18 months old, it is still better, hands down, than everyone else. Even if you're just looking at model to model, I still think it's better, you know, or just, you know, half percentage point behind all these ones that are brand new. So there's no real reason if you're OpenAI, right, to have to release this soon. You know? Maybe it was ready a year ago, and they're like, nope. You know, everyone's putting out brand new models that are more than a year behind OpenAI. So they don't need to put it out anytime soon.

Jordan Wilson [00:49:38]:
Who knows? They might drop it tomorrow. They might wait another year. You know? And, you know, you know, we might see Sora in their new voice engine, you know, and all these things rolled out inside to ChatGPT. Maybe they need more, compute power because they're gonna release even more than we can think of. Alright. Will ChatGPT-4 be free after chatGPT5 comes out? We're not sure. Right? So, presumably, there will still be a free version of something after the next version is out. So, you know, maybe if, if it's 4.5, maybe the free version will still be 3.5.

Jordan Wilson [00:50:12]:
If they jump up to ChatGPT 5, maybe the GPT-4, not GPT-4 turbo, will be free. No one knows. Presumably, there will still be a free version, but that's all,

Jordan Wilson [00:50:25]:
assuming. Alright.

Jordan Wilson [00:50:27]:
That was a lot. Let me see if I can get to a couple of your questions. If you still have them and, also, if you're still sticking around, thanks. I know this was a long episode, y'all, but there's just so much, I think, bad information out there. There's a lot of confusion. I wanted to do my best to say, hey. Free versus paid. Here's the differences.

Jordan Wilson [00:50:47]:
Alright. So let's go through some of these questions quick and see if we can get them. So Tara asked how does the performance and response time of the paid version of ChatGPT compare to the free version during peak usage times? It is exponentially faster, Tara. If you're using the free version during peak times, it crawls. It is so slow. It is like, you know, comparing, you know, dial up Internet with with fiber Internet. It's it's not even close. Cecilia.

Jordan Wilson [00:51:13]:
So, earlier, I was, you you know, giving giving the example of of tokens. So she's asking what token counter do you use? It is literally just called token counter. It is a Chrome extension. We've done a a video review on it before. I'll I'll I'll try to put it in the, the newsletter today. Alright. Another question. So for PDFs, do you prefer GPT 4 turbo by itself, or do you still use GPT for PDF AI? Okay.

Jordan Wilson [00:51:42]:
So, asking here if you upload a PDF by default or if you use a GPT. It depends. A lot of these third party GPTs, their performance really starts to fall off after a certain number of pages. You know, as an example, I know a lot of the 3rd party g p t's, right, so these customized versions that are kind of built to read or to interact with PDFs, they have a fall off after, you know, 30 pages, 50 pages, etcetera. So it depends, you know, and actually, you know, I was kind of mentioning earlier I didn't get to the details where I'm like, oh, I still use Copilot for some things. I actually love in terms of speed, accuracy and citations, my favorite way to interact with PDFs is actually using the Microsoft Edge browser, and you can use Copilot to talk with it there. I actually love Microsoft Edge. If you don't know anything about it, it is Microsoft's newer browser.

Jordan Wilson [00:52:37]:
It's based on Chromium, which means all of your Chrome extensions, everything transfers over so I'm a heavy Chrome user so I like Edge. That's one thing that I love about Edge is you have your copilot, right there. You can click it in one button and instantly chat with a web page or chat with a pdf. I love Copilot's ability. It's super accurate. It cites pages. It highlights it, which is something that you don't get right now. Not only in the default mode of, GPT or, any of these customized GPTs.

Jordan Wilson [00:53:09]:
I especially like that Copilot within the Microsoft Edge browser. Cites it. You can click it. It does a jump link and it can, you know, you can go down and read it. So, you know, it might cite 3 different things. You can click on those citations. It'll jump down to that part in the PDF and it'll be highlighted. I love it.

Jordan Wilson [00:53:26]:
It's it's how I how I prefer to interact with PDFs. Frank asking, does chat remember across threads yet? Oh, Frank Frank is paying attention to stuff. Alright. So, actually about 4 or 5 months ago, won't get into the weeds, but chat or OpenAI, released a beta feature that it didn't have a name, but most people, well myself, call it cross chat memory. So it essentially it's different than normal memory. Okay. So or presumably it's it's different, but this feature hasn't rolled out to a lot of people, yet. But essentially, what it allows is it allows, this cross chat memory.

Jordan Wilson [00:54:05]:
You know, let's say you open a new chat today and then you have a chat from, you know, 3 weeks ago because you went to PPP and you trained it on something specific. Normally, those separate chats don't know each other. All the information inside doesn't know. Right? So this new cross chat memory, maybe they squashed it. I'm not sure. We haven't heard about it. It was kind of teased or, you know, super small, release about 4 or 5 months ago. Haven't seen anything since.

Jordan Wilson [00:54:31]:
I don't think it's still being rolled out, so not sure if it's still gonna be a thing. But the ability to essentially, within your entire account for ChatGPT to know every single thing and you can reference, you know, anything from any other chat in any chat. So not sure yet. Separately, ChatGPT has a a feature also being slowly rolled out called memory, 2 different things, where you essentially have a memory bank kind of like, you know, custom instructions where as ChatGPT learns things about you, it automatically adds it to your memory. Like, you know, oh, you know, Jordan's favorite color, you know, he prefers responses and bullet points, etcetera. It'll add those things automatically or you can add them manually, and then you can obviously go back and manage this memory. So it's 2 separate things. Neither of those things have seen broad rollout yet, Frank.

Jordan Wilson [00:55:24]:
Alright. Martin. What's going on, Martin? So Martin's question. We were promised a memory function. Yeah. Same thing. Yeah. So sometimes, you you know, so he's asking, you know, hey.

Jordan Wilson [00:55:33]:
It was teased a couple of months ago. Why haven't we received it yet? Some of these beta features are in beta for a week. Sometimes they're in beta for months. Sometimes they don't all roll out. So I I don't have the answer to those yet. All I know is there's been 2 separate, memory, kind of features that have been teased or put into beta. They haven't been broadly rolled out to all paid users yet. And also important to know, generally, these new features, like, as an example, you know, DALL E.

Jordan Wilson [00:56:03]:
Right? We got early access to to DALL E, inside of our account, you know, maybe like a couple of weeks before everyone else, but then everyone got it. So if you have a chat GBD plus account, you all have DALL E. But sometimes these, these these beta features take a little longer. Maybe they don't end up coming out. Maybe those people that had the beta get it got it taken away. I'm not sure. We don't have access to those. Alright.

Jordan Wilson [00:56:25]:
Tara, another question. How does user feedback from paid subscribers influence the development and improvement of ChatGPT compared to free feedback from free users? Great question, Tara. I don't know the specifics, but, if you've never seen it, sometimes when you're chatting with ChatGPT, you might get a split screen response. Essentially, ChatGPT is going to give you 2 different options, and it's gonna say which one do you prefer. So I've personally seen that, from free accounts and from paid accounts that that I've personally used. So, essentially, it's a way to teach chat g p t from its users, which responses, better, resolve your query or your question. Tara, OpenAI has not said if it weighs, the, the responses from paid users more than free. I do know that, that kind of, you know, human feedback element, you you know, both free users and paid users, receive it.

Jordan Wilson [00:57:22]:
OpenAI and I don't know, which one they, you know, weigh more heavily. Alright. I think did we make it to the end y'all? I think we made it to the end. Alright. So I hope this was helpful doing a quick overview of free ChatGPT versus ChatGPT Plus. And to recap very quickly, what's the difference? The free versions, not very good. You shouldn't use it. Right? If you don't wanna pay for ChatGPT, you should, but it's much better to just use something like Copilot, because then you're getting a better model for free.

Jordan Wilson [00:58:00]:
Right? So there's really no using no reason to use the free version of ChatGPT 3.5. Right? For $20 a month, I think it is the biggest no brainer in the history of software and the history of the Internet. Alright? To pay $20 a month for ChatGPT plus. If you know what you're doing, it pays for itself with you know, like I said, if if you really know what you're doing, it can pay for itself that $20 hitting enter once. Like I said, I save for every 1 hour I put into ChatGPT, I easily get 3, 5, 10 hours of output out of it. So every single day every single day, I'm easily making my $20 back. I'm probably making $200 back every single day in gained time. Alright? So it's definitely worth it.

Jordan Wilson [00:58:50]:
That's it in a nutshell. Y'all, thank you. I know this was a long one. Hope you enjoyed it. If you did enjoy it, please. Please. Please. Please.

Jordan Wilson [00:58:59]:
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Jordan Wilson [00:59:22]:
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I know this was a long winded episode. Get the short version there. And I hope to see you back tomorrow and every day for more everyday AI.

Difference Between Free and Paid ChatGPT

If you are someone who frequently uses chatbots for various purposes, you may have come across the terms "free" and "paid" chatbots. While both types of chatbot offer conversational capabilities, there are significant differences between the two. In this article, we will explore the key distinctions between free and paid chatbots, and how they can impact your experience. Whether you are a business owner looking to implement a chatbot on your website or a curious individual wanting to better understand this technology, this article will provide a comprehensive overview of the differences between free and paid chatbots. By the end, you will have a clear understanding of the features, benefits, and limitations of each type of chatbot, allowing you to make an informed decision on which one is best suited for your needs. So let's dive in and discover the differences between free and paid chatbots.

Unlock the power of ChatGPT.

As you continue to explore the world of Everyday AI, you may be wondering about the difference between free and paid ChatGPT. Well, wonder no more, because the answer lies in unlocking the power of ChatGPT. With its advanced technology and intuitive interface, ChatGPT is the perfect tool for businesses and individuals looking to enhance their communication and productivity.

One of the main differences between free and paid ChatGPT is the ability to unlock additional features and plugins. With the paid version, you have access to GPT-4 and GPT-3.5, which offer even more advanced capabilities and customization options. Plus, you can browse with Bing and easily integrate ChatGPT into your existing systems and processes. By investing in the paid version, you are truly unlocking the full potential of ChatGPT and harnessing the power of Everyday AI. So don't wait any longer, upgrade to the paid version and take your communication and productivity to the next level with ChatGPT.


Upgrade your AI chatbot experience.

Unlock the full potential of your AI chatbot experience by upgrading to the paid version of ChatGPT. With access to GPT-4 and GPT-3.5, you can take your conversations to the next level and engage with your audience in a more human-like manner. Say goodbye to generic responses and hello to advanced capabilities that allow you to customize your chatbot to fit your specific needs. The paid version also offers integration with existing systems, making it easier for you to manage and utilize your chatbot within your business or organization.

But it's not just about functionality, it's about productivity. With the paid version of ChatGPT, you also get the added bonus of browsing with Bing. This means you can seamlessly search the web and gather information while conversing with your chatbot. Imagine the possibilities when you have access to both AI and the vast resources of the internet at your fingertips. Upgrade your Everyday AI experience and listen to Your Everyday AI podcast to learn more about the impact of AI on our daily lives. Don't settle for a basic chatbot, upgrade to the paid version of ChatGPT and see the difference for yourself.


Say goodbye to limitations, hello possibilities.

Discover the endless possibilities that await you with the paid version of ChatGPT. Leave behind the limitations of the free version and step into a world of advanced capabilities and customization options. With ChatGPT, you have the power to create an AI chatbot that truly represents your brand and meets the needs of your users. Whether it's for customer service, marketing, or entertainment, the paid version of ChatGPT empowers you to take your chatbot to the next level.

Everyday AI is no longer just a concept, it's a reality with ChatGPT. With the paid version, you have access to the latest technology, including GPT-4 and GPT-3.5, ensuring that your chatbot stays ahead of the curve. And with integration options and plugins, your chatbot can seamlessly connect with your existing systems, making it an essential tool for your business. Don't be limited by the free version any longer, upgrade to the paid version and say hello to a world of possibilities with Your Everyday AI. So why wait? Upgrade now and start browsing with Bing, the search engine that puts the world's information at your fingertips. The possibilities are endless with ChatGPT.


Level up with paid ChatGPT.

Imagine being able to take your AI chatbot to new heights and create a one-of-a-kind experience for your users. That's exactly what you can do with the paid version of ChatGPT. With advanced capabilities and customization options, you have the power to shape your chatbot into a true representation of your brand. No more generic responses or limited functionality - the difference between free and paid ChatGPT is like night and day.

Everyday AI is constantly evolving and improving, and by upgrading to the paid version of ChatGPT, you have access to the latest technology and integration options. This means that your chatbot will always be up-to-date and equipped with the most advanced features. Plus, with the option to use GPT-4 or GPT-3.5, your chatbot will be smarter and more efficient than ever before. And with the added bonus of plugins and the ability to browse with Bing, the possibilities for your chatbot are endless. So why settle for a basic, limited chatbot when you can level up with paid ChatGPT and create a truly exceptional experience for your users? Your Everyday AI just got a whole lot better.


Discover the magic of GPT-4.

Are you ready to take your AI chatbot to the next level? Look no further than GPT-4, the latest version of ChatGPT. With GPT-4, you can discover the magic of advanced AI technology and unlock a world of possibilities for your chatbot. Whether you're using it for customer service, marketing, or just for fun, GPT-4 offers a wide range of features and capabilities that will elevate your chatbot's performance.

One of the key differences between free and paid ChatGPT is the ability to customize your chatbot. With the paid version, you have access to a variety of plugins and integration options that allow you to tailor your chatbot to your specific needs. This means you can create a more personalized and branded experience for your users. Additionally, GPT-4 is constantly evolving and improving, so by upgrading to the paid version, you'll have access to the latest and most advanced AI technology. So why settle for a basic chatbot when you can discover the magic of GPT-4 and create a truly exceptional chatbot experience with Your Everyday AI.


Supercharge your conversations with GPT-3.5.

You may be wondering, what sets GPT-3.5 apart from the free version of ChatGPT? Well, the difference between free and paid chatGPT is more than just a few additional features. With GPT-3.5, you have the power to supercharge your conversations and truly take your AI chatbot to the next level. Imagine being able to customize your chatbot's responses to fit your brand's voice and tone. That's exactly what GPT-3.5 allows you to do. With its advanced features, you can create a more personalized and branded experience for your users, making your chatbot stand out from the rest.

Everyday AI is all around us, constantly improving and evolving. And with GPT-3.5, you can be at the forefront of this ever-changing technology. As highlighted in the Everyday AI Podcast, GPT-3.5 is the latest innovation in the world of AI chatbots. It offers a seamless integration of natural language processing and machine learning, making your chatbot smarter and more human-like than ever before. And with GPT-4 on the horizon, now is the perfect time to start using GPT-3.5 and stay ahead of the game. So don't wait any longer, upgrade to GPT-3.5 and browse with Bing to discover all the amazing plugins and features it has to offer. Your everyday AI just got a whole lot better.


Enhance functionality with useful plugins.

Unlock the full potential of your AI chatbot with the help of useful plugins. These add-ons can greatly enhance the functionality of your everyday AI, making it even more powerful and efficient. Whether you're using the free version of ChatGPT or the paid GPT-3.5, plugins are a game-changer that can take your conversations to the next level.

With the difference between free and paid ChatGPT, you may wonder if upgrading is worth it. But here's the thing - plugins can make all the difference. They allow you to customize your AI chatbot to fit your specific needs and target audience. Plus, with the constant advancements in AI technology, new and innovative plugins are being developed all the time. So why limit yourself to basic conversations when you can browse with Bing and discover a whole world of possibilities for your everyday AI? Don't miss out on the opportunity to elevate your AI chatbot and provide an exceptional experience for your users.


Explore the difference between free and paid.

When it comes to ChatGPT, there is a clear difference between the free and paid versions. While the free version may be a good starting point, it is limited in its capabilities. Everyday AI, the creators of ChatGPT, have developed the paid version, GPT-4, which takes AI chatbots to a whole new level. With GPT-4, you have access to advanced features and tools that can transform your chatbot into a powerful and versatile tool. You also have the option to upgrade to GPT-3.5, a hybrid of GPT3 and GPT-4, for a more seamless experience. With these paid versions, you can truly unlock the full potential of your Everyday AI chatbot and provide your users with an exceptional experience.

But what makes the difference between the free and paid versions of ChatGPT truly worth it? It's the plugins. These useful add-ons allow you to customize your chatbot and add new functionalities that can make it stand out from the rest. With plugins, you can integrate your AI chatbot with other platforms, such as social media or your website, to reach a wider audience. You can also create personalized responses and conversations, making the user experience more engaging and enjoyable. So don't hesitate to upgrade to the paid version of ChatGPT and explore the endless possibilities of using plugins. Browse with Bing, listen to the Everyday AI Podcast, and make your Everyday AI chatbot truly exceptional.


Dive into the world of Everyday AI.

Immerse yourself in the world of Everyday AI with the upgrade to the paid versions of ChatGPT. With the difference between free and paid ChatGPT, you can unlock a whole new level of possibilities for your chatbot. Imagine the potential of having advanced features and tools at your disposal, enabling your chatbot to understand and respond to user input more accurately. The paid versions, GPT-4 and GPT-3.5, also come with plugins that allow for customization and integration with other platforms, taking your chatbot to the next level.

Join the conversation on the Everyday AI Podcast and discover the endless opportunities that await with Your Everyday AI. With the paid versions of ChatGPT, you can browse with Bing and explore the vast world of Artificial Intelligence. Don't limit yourself to the basic capabilities of the free version, dive into the world of Everyday AI and elevate your chatbot's performance. Upgrade to the paid versions of ChatGPT and see the difference for yourself.


Browse smarter with Bing integration.

 By upgrading to the paid versions of ChatGPT, you will not only have access to advanced features and tools, but also the ability to browse smarter with Bing integration. This integration allows your chatbot to search for information more efficiently, providing accurate and relevant responses to your users. Imagine the possibilities of having a chatbot that can seamlessly integrate with the power of Bing, bringing a whole new level of intelligence and convenience to your conversations.

With Everyday AI becoming more prevalent in our daily lives, it's important to stay ahead of the game and continuously improve your chatbot's capabilities. The Everyday AI Podcast has discussed the difference between free and paid ChatGPT versions, and the benefits that come with upgrading. Don't miss out on the opportunity to take your chatbot to the next level with GPT-4 and GPT-3.5, and enhance its functionality with customizable plugins. Remember, your chatbot is a representation of your brand and business, so invest in its growth and watch it flourish with Bing integration.

As you can see, there are clear differences between using a free and paid chatbot. While free chatbots may seem like a convenient and cost-effective option, they often lack the advanced features and capabilities that a paid chatbot can offer. Investing in a paid chatbot shows that you value the quality and effectiveness of your communication with customers. Remember, when it comes to customer satisfaction, the little extra investment can make a big difference. So why settle for less when you can have the best? Choose a paid chatbot and take your customer interactions to the next level. You and your customers deserve it.



What are the main differences between free and paid versions of ChatGPT?

In the free version of ChatGPT, you have access to the basic features of the chatbot, but there are certain limitations. For example, you may encounter usage restrictions and longer response times. On the other hand, the paid version offers additional benefits. With a subscription, you can enjoy faster response times, priority access during peak usage, and potentially access to new features and improvements. The paid version of ChatGPT provides a more enhanced and seamless experience, giving you a greater level of control and convenience in your interactions with the chatbot.


How does the quality of responses differ between the free and paid versions of ChatGPT?

In the free version of ChatGPT, the quality of responses may vary compared to the paid version. With the paid version, you can expect more consistent and accurate responses. The paid version has been fine-tuned and trained using a larger dataset, resulting in more reliable answers and a better overall user experience. Additionally, the paid version offers priority access during peak times, which ensures faster response times. So, if you're looking for a higher quality and more reliable conversational AI experience, the paid version of ChatGPT is the way to go.


Are there any limitations or restrictions on the free version of ChatGPT that are not present in the paid version?

In the free version of ChatGPT, there are a few limitations and restrictions that you should be aware of. Firstly, as a free user, you may experience longer wait times due to higher demand. Additionally, the free version offers a lower priority access to new features and improvements. Another restriction is that the model response length is limited to 2048 tokens. Lastly, while the paid version allows for commercial use, the free version is intended for personal and non-commercial purposes only. Keep these limitations in mind as you explore the capabilities of ChatGPT.


What additional features or benefits are offered in the paid version of ChatGPT compared to the free version?

In the paid version of ChatGPT, you gain access to a range of additional features and benefits not available in the free version. These include priority access to the service, faster response times, and increased reliability. You also receive expanded usage limits, allowing you to have more conversations and make better use of the service. The paid version offers enhanced customer support, ensuring that any issues or concerns you have are promptly addressed. Additionally, you get the opportunity to participate in exciting new updates and improvements as they are rolled out. Overall, the paid version of ChatGPT provides a more seamless and comprehensive experience for your conversational AI needs.


Can you provide examples of specific scenarios where using the paid version of ChatGPT would be more advantageous than the free version?

When you opt for the paid version of ChatGPT, you gain access to several advantages over the free version. One example is in a professional setting, where using the paid version allows you to maintain confidentiality and protect sensitive information. Additionally, the paid version offers faster response times, ensuring a more efficient conversation. If you rely on ChatGPT for business-related tasks, such as customer support or content generation, the paid version provides more robust features and customization options. Overall, by choosing the paid version of ChatGPT, you can enhance productivity, privacy, and the quality of your interactions.

Wanna save some time? 

🛑Stop using the free version of ChatGPT. It’s not good.

✅ Use ChatGPT Plus more. It’s way better than you think. 

(Should we stop there? Keep going, you say? Ok…. We’ll keep the train Choo Choo-in) 

Today, we took a deeper than normal dive and looked at the Free vs. Paid ChatGPT from just about every angle. 

Here’s the reality — ChatGPT Plus is in a league of its own. 

Yes, new models from Google Gemini and Anthropic’s Claude 3 Opus are impressive. And looking at benchmarks and even the Chatbot Arena Leaderboard, you’d think that GPT-4 is getting old and stale. 

Here’s the thing no one is talking about, y’all. 

ChatGPT is much more than a large language model. 

It’s what we call a Business Operating System. (Should we like Trademark that or something?) 

To be honest, it’s ChatGPT’s advanced functions and ability to connect with third-party services that place it in its own category. 

Everyone else is fighting for second place. 

But that FREE version of ChatGPT, GPT 3.5? 

Hard pass. 

So, let’s dive in and go over the differences between the free and the paid versions so you can squeeze the most juice outta this large lemon model. 

Lezzzz gooooo!

1 – (Literally) Built different 🧑‍🎨

Common mistake — people think GPT 3.5 and GPT-4 Turbo are the same, minus some bells and whistles. 


Couldn’t be further from the truth. 

You could just look at the size — GPT-3.5 is reportedly 175 billion parameters while GPT-4 Turbo is reportedly 10X the size at 1.8 trillion parameters. 

They’re trained on different data. GPT-4 Turbo was just updated this week, whereas GPT-3.5 apparently hasn’t been touched much in 6 months. 

You can’t do an apple-to-apples comparison between the free version of ChatGPT and ChatGPT Plus. 

It’s like a landline vs. a smartphone. 

A bike vs. a sonic jet. 

Abacus vs. Quantum Computer

Carrier Pigeon vs. Drone Delivery

(Ok,  we think we made our point?) 

Try this:
Need the tl;dr version of today’s episode? 

We gotchyu.

Go watch the abridged version of today’s show to quickly understand the major differences between ChatGPT free and ChatGPT Plus. 

2 – Not all GPT-4s are created equal 🎯

“Jordan, you’re not very smart. You don’t need to pay $20 a month for ChatGPT! You can get it for free elsewhere you big fat head. That’s why I don’t pay for ChatGPT Plus duuuuhhhhhh.” 

(Ok, that was rude. I’m very sensitive about my big fat head.) 

Real talk, let’s break this down. 

Yes, you can use the GPT-4 Turbo model for free all over the internet. 



Microsoft Copilot.

But, you only get a taste of GPT-4 in those places, not the whole kit and caboodle. 

Advanced Data Analysis and Code Interpreter? Only in ChatGPT Plus. 

Millions of custom GPTs? Only in ChatGPT Plus. 

Combining the above with real-ish time data via Browse with Bing? Only in ChatGPT Plus. 

Try this:
Today’s show wasn’t a live walk-through of all those bells and whistles. Or kits and caboodles. Don’t worry, we gotcyu there as well. 

We recently put on a straight live masterclass on how to use ChatGPT. If you haven’t watched this one yet, you’re gonna fall behind… 

3 – ChatGPT Plus = league of its own 🥇

Yeah, yeah, yeah.

Anthropic’s Claude 3 Opus is benchmarking well. 

And Google’s mind-boggling 1 million token memory is worth drooling over. 

But guess what? 

Claude 3 doesn’t connect to the internet, which makes it kinda useless for most business use-cases. 

And Gemini still can’t even connect to your Workspace data and struggles to talk to …. Google. Oy vey. 

As much promise as other Large Language Models may have, they’re just (somewhat) limited models right now. 

ChatGPT Plus? That’s where business gets done. 

Try this: 
We already did a (very non-scientific) comparison between the paid versions of all models: ChatGPT Plus, Gemini Enterprise, and Claude 3 Opus. 

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