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Student Guide to ChatGPT

Beyond ChatGPT: other useful language models

These are several other useful large language models (LLMs) that you may want to try.

Large Language Models (LLMs)

ChatGPT logo ChatGPT

Open AI
Free, built on GPT-3.5
No web search results.
Trained on data only through January 2022.

As of April 2024, you can use it without creating an account.

NOTE: Free accounts are gradually getting limited access to a more
powerful model: GPT-4o. This begins May 13, and will roll out
over the next few weeks. 

Accounts with this update will have web search and additional features.

ChatGPT Plus logo ChatGPT Plus

Open AI
$20/mo, built on GPT-4o

  • web search
  • data analysis
  • coding
  • vision (upload images and ask questions about them)
  • Image generation

Build chatbots without using code. These are called "GPTs."

Enterprise edition for large businesses. Teams account for small business.

Microsoft Copilot Microsoft
Free, built on GPT-4 (If you use Creative mode)
Generate images with DALL-E 3
using Bing Image Creator or Microsoft Designer

Includes web search results.

Copilot Pro Plan with more features for individuals.
Copilot for Microsoft 365 with more features for institutions and businesses.
Google Bard logo Gemini
(formerly Bard)
Free, built on Gemini Pro
Includes web search results from Google.

Gemini Advanced is built on Gemini Ultra ($20/mo)
Claude logo Claude

Free. Also available in Slack.
Built on their own model: Claude 3.5 Sonnet which includes:

  • data analysis
  • coding
  • vision (upload images and ask questions about them)

Pro version ($20/mo) 

Focused on reliability and safety.
No web search results. Trained on data through April 2024.

Perplexity AI Perplexity
Free. Includes web search results, with citations.
Offers "Focus" choices such as
YouTube, Reddit, Semantic Scholar ,and Wolfram|Alpha.

You can use it without creating an account.

Pro account ($20/mo) allows a choice between several models:
GPT-4o, Claude, and others.
Meta AI

Free, built on Meta Llama 3
Includes web search results. 

Log in with your Facebook or Instagram account.

You can also access the chatbot on WhatsApp, Instagram,
Messenger, or Facebook, by typing "@meta ai" within chats.

Learn more.

For a list of more AI tools, see AI Tools Landscape by Carlos Lizarraga-Celaya.