ChatGPT Plus is available in Vietnam
OpenAI recently updated ChatGPT, with the Plus version charging a fee and offering a number of improvements such as: B. Access to unused services during peak hours, faster response times, and prioritization of new features.
This version initially only worked in the US, but in the morning of February 11, when users logged into the free version, they received a notification: “ChatGPT Plus is available in Vietnam” for US$ 20 (VND 470,000) per month. According to OpenAI, the board should ensure that the ChatGPT service runs smoothly.
Hoang Quan, CTO of the Da Nang-based startup, said that as soon as he received the notification, he registered a ChatGPT Plus account but to no avail. Unlike the regular version, Plus customers do not need to install a VPN, they can use a Vietnamese phone number, but there is a problem in the payment stage.
“OpenAI uses the payment gateway Stripe, which is not yet supported in Vietnam. I tried many domestic and international payment cards, but they didn’t work, so I had to ask a friend abroad for help,” Quan said.
There are currently no accurate statistics on the number of ChatGPT users in Vietnam, but this super AI has taken social media by storm. Although OpenAI does not yet support creating accounts, Vietnamese users have found many ways to experience this, such as: B. changing IP addresses, renting foreign phone numbers or buying and selling accounts. However, the free version is often overloaded and requires multiple logins to access the system. Response time is also slower when many people use it at the same time. After ChatGPT Plus officially supports the Vietnamese market, the free version will still be supported, but users cannot create free accounts yet.
Launched in late November 2022, ChatGPT is gaining traction when it can provide contextual responses on various topics. This AI is based on an NLP (Natural Language Processing) model that is trained to answer user queries using large Internet data sources. Although ChatGPT is well received, it is controversial because its model doesn’t really understand its content. It simply synthesizes responses based on probabilities from millions of examples used for training.