Updated: Aug 5
Me: “I feel anxiety paying 20$ per month to get ChatGPT”
My therapist: “Let me give you some tips to access AI for free”
Bing, Poe, Bard, Midjourney…all these new powerful AI tools can be used for free.
Except if you're in Hong Kong - you'll need a VPN to access them
I swear by NordVPN - it's hassle-free and only costs me $12 a month
Here we go:
A) Bing, Google’s arch-nemesis
In Early May, Microsoft removed the waiting list for its revamped Bing search engine, allowing anyone to use it. If you want to give it a try:
1) Visit the Bing homepage
2) Press Chat
3) Confirm and voilà! You're in! Note the AI image creator function is also available
The catch? Microsoft will ask you to install its web browser Edge to access the AI chatbot function. If you don’t want to, simply download the Bing app on your phone.
B) Bard, Google’s new AI chatbot
Bard had a rough launch: A demo delivered inaccurate information about the James Webb Space Telescope back in February.
But a great advantage of Bard is that it has access to the web through Google Search, imagine the pool of data!
1) You can access the chatbot here with a Google Account: https://lnkd.in/gyusEAu8
PS: If you are using a Google Workspace account. The admin needs to go to the Admin Console and enable Bard so their users can access it.
C) ChatGPT for iOS (No Android version at the moment)
I've been playing with the GPT app for the past 5 days and I'm loving the voice function.
Plus, the dedicated widget allows you to access the AI chatbot right from your lock screen.
The catch? The app is only available on the US iOS App Store at the moment.
However, you can easily set it up on your iPhone wherever you are, 4 simple steps:
1) Change your iOS App Store’s country/region, go to your settings, then “Media & Purchases, "View Account" and press “Country/Region”
2) You’ll get a list of countries, select the United States
3) Fill in a fake US address, you can use this website to create it (Including a fake US mobile phone number)
4) Now you have access to the US App Store, simply find the GPT app and download it
D) Midjourney 5.1, your AI Art Assistant