Does OpenAI Playground cost money?


As someone who frequently uses OpenAI Playground, I’ve been asked, “Does the OpenAI Playground cost money?” quite a few times. To clarify this question, let’s discuss what OpenAI Playground is and whether it comes with a price tag.

OpenAI Playground is an interactive platform provided by OpenAI, designed to let users explore and experiment with different artificial intelligence (AI) models. This virtual space serves as a playground for users looking to test the capabilities of the AI.

Now, onto the question: does it cost money?

Yes, OpenAI Playground does cost money. But when you create a new OpenAI account, you get $5 worth of free credit to explore the tool (sometimes, you may get $18 worth of free credit as well).

But note that the GPT-4 Turbo and other newer models are not available with the free credits that you get.

Does OpenAI Playground cost money

The free access primarily focuses on showcasing the abilities of OpenAI’s AI models, but it’s not intended for commercial use. If you need more advanced AI capabilities or plan to use AI commercially, OpenAI offers separate pricing options in the form of API usage.

Google Sheets + OpenAI API (Script)

A script to connect Google Sheets with the OpenAI API without third-party tools like Zapier or Make. This “script” allows instant access to responses from GPT-4, GPT-3.5, and DALL-E 3 inside the spreadsheet itself.

  • Generates text as well as images
  • No 3rd party tools required
  • No subscription required, and
  • Works with a free Gmail account as well

🎉 starts at $20 (one time)

✦ Assistance from an AI engine was utilized in writing and/or editing this post to enhance its quality.


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