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Beware of ChatGPT apps for iOS

ChatGPT is the service that is currently in fashion, as we have already been telling you in recent months, to the point of having come to steal a good part of the limelight from other AIs, such as image generation, which became so popular for a large part from last year. We must remember that it is not a perfect service, and that it is not the first capable of generating text from a query (there we have the also amazing GPT 3), but for various reasons, ChatGPT has become much more relevant than the rest.

One of those reasons is its chat format, as its name suggests. Thus, unlike other AIs, in which we have to tread very thinly when writing the you want, ChatGPT shows itself to be much more capable of properly interpreting our words, even if we do without punctuation marks, commit some mistake and, of course, with idioms and localisms. The important thing is what we want to ask, not how we ask it, and this represents a great advance.

Another reason that we cannot ignore, of course, is that at least for now, and for private use, ChatGPT is free. To use it, you just have to create an Open AI user account, the company that created the service, and from that moment on, you can start chatting with this amazing AI without having to worry about hypothetical economic costs for it. We do not know if this free model will be maintained in the future, or if, on the contrary, we will have to resort to other services that integrate it, such as possibly Bing, in order to continue raising our doubts.

Be that as it may, the truth is that today it is a free service, but of course, there is always someone who tries to take advantage of these cases, and this time it is no exception. Thus, as some users have begun to alert in social networks, the iOS app store has been filled with apps to access ChatGPT. This, by itself, is fine, isn’t it? The problem is that the creators of these apps do they are charging dues (weekly, monthly and yearly) to access the service.

Some refer directly to ChatGPT while others indicate that the service is based on GPT 3. On the other hand, the description of these apps is ambiguous enough so that the user may think that ChatGPT is a paid service, and that all the app is doing is applying said billing. But this, of course, is not the case and, what’s more, they are probably violating the terms of the ChatGPT license for this use of the service.

It is appropriate, at this point, to give Apple a slap on the wrist, the company that watches day and night to keep the App Store clean of threats of all kinds for users, but that on this occasion seems to have been looking in another direction, because the presence of this type of apps is more than abundant. I don’t want to think wrongly and assume that, by offering in-app purchases, with the corresponding commission for Apple, the company has decided to be more lax, but of course, either there is a clear and forceful response regarding these apps, or I don’t there will be no choice but to come to that conclusion.

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