Upon subscribing to ChatGPT Plus, users will be given access to the plugins, located under the "Beta Features" section in the user settings. The subscription fee of $20 per month allows access to the improved ChatGPT-4 model, which represents a substantial upgrade over ChatGPT-3, albeit not flawless. With over 70 third-party plugins available, users can now utilize a variety of functionalities, such as website content parsing, data visualization and analysis, and language learning assistance.
Although users can install as many plugins as they want, only three can be used at any one time. The plugins cater to different sectors, including shopping, real estate, stocks, travel, and food, providing a diverse range of tools to users. For example, the "ndricks Sports" plugin allows users to easily find and compile relevant sports news and information.
However, recent events, such as Samsung's ban on ChatGPT and AI chatbots due to a data leak, highlight the importance of data protection. The warnings from a Microsoft economist about the potential misuse of AI by bad actors raise concerns about responsible AI development. On a positive note, Microsoft intends to provide a private ChatGPT version for businesses, catering to the demand for secure alternatives.