A VPN, or virtual private network, provides a secure tunnel between your device and the internet that protects your online traffic from prying eyes. Using a VPN when going online also helps you to change your IP address so that your device appears to be in a different country.
ExpressVPN has thousands of servers across 105 countries including major locations where ChatGPT is available like the U.S., the UK, Canada, Australia, France, Germany, Japan, and South Korea. As OpenAI is a U.S.-based company, connecting to a U.S. VPN server location like New York, Chicago, Seattle, or San Francisco is recommended.
Once you’re connected to a VPN server location, open a private or incognito browser window and go to the OpenAI site to register a ChatGPT account. If you’ve previously visited the OpenAI site and attempted to register a ChatGPT account in Hong Kong without a VPN, your browser may have stored third-party cookies on your device that will block further attempts from accessing the service. It's therefore important to use a private or incognito window to avoid said cookies and start a fresh session on the OpenAI website.
At this point, you’ll be prompted to verify your phone number so that you can receive a security code for SMS verification to complete the registration process. It is important that you use a foreign phone number as Hong Kong numbers aren’t accepted for the creation of ChatGPT accounts. If possible, use an overseas friend or family member’s phone number. Virtual phone services are also worth exploring but it should be noted that due to changes in OpenAI's system, they may not be usable.
Ideally you’ll want to access ChatGPT-4 in Hong Kong with a VPN with a wide selection of servers so that you can connect to countries where the service is available. It’s also important to use a VPN that provides strong encryption to protect your ChatGPT traffic from prying eyes. Funnily enough, we know just the one!
ChatGPT is a conversational artificial intelligence (AI) technology developed by AI research lab OpenAI that helps users generate text, translate languages, develop code, and make calculations. ChatGPT is trained on a diverse range of input data like books, articles, websites, and information that’s publicly available on social media (like Twitter and Instagram) and social news platforms (like Reddit).
Essentially, it’s a really good chatbot. Conversing with ChatGPT can sometimes feel like you’re talking to a human being. You can, for example, ask it to write you short stories, provide recipes, and develop basic program code.
Launched in March 2023, GPT-4 is OpenAI’s latest version of the GPT (generative pre-trained transformer) chatbot technology. It expands upon the capabilities of its predecessor and can provide medical advice (be careful here just in case!), tell jokes, describe images, answer questions based on an image, summarize extended blocks of text, take (and pass!) standardized tests, and more.
There are a variety of reasons why ChatGPT is blocked in different countries or institutions. In some cases, ChatGPT is censored by governments due to security concerns like the spread of information or “amoral” content. In other cases, internet service providers or educational institutions may block access to ChatGPT for reasons such as plagiarism, copyright infringement, spam, or other violations of their terms of service.
ChatGPT is available in most countries and regions around the world, including: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Denmark, Ecuador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
It is expected to expand to more regions over time and users are encouraged to regularly check OpenAI’s list of supported countries and regions. One thing's for sure: With blazing-fast servers in 105 countries around the globe, ExpressVPN has got your ChatGPT needs covered!
ChatGPT is OpenAI’s flagship product and a super-powered chatbot. As described above, it is an AI-driven conversational tool that provides useful information and conversing with it can feel like you’re actually talking to another person.
DALL·E 2 is an AI image tool that can generate realistic images and art from text prompts.
Whisper is a general-purpose speech recognition system that has been trained on 680,000 hours of multilingual data and can recognise different languages, accents, and technical jargon.
Codex is a fork from GPT-3 that has been trained on code from over 50 million GitHub repositories. The system translates prompts to code, which means that you don’t need to actually know how to code to develop a program. You can tell the system what you want the code to do—within reason.
One of the most effective ways to bypass the “ChatGPT is at capacity right now” error is by using a VPN. The most likely reason for the success of this method comes down to using a VPN to change your IP address and starting a new session. That said, it’s also possible that the error is tied to your geographical location, and that changing your device’s IP address in a different country allows you to gain access to open slots.
ChatGPT is free to use and requires an email address and phone number for account registration. There is a paid subscription program called ChatGPT Plus that includes faster response times, access to new features, and priority access at peak times.
GPT-4 is only currently accessible to users of ChatGPT Plus. OpenAI is also accepting submissions from developers looking to build applications and services with GPT-4 technology.
ChatGPT-4 was released by OpenAI on Tuesday, March 14, 2023 and was made available to users of ChatGPT Plus.
An alternative to accessing ChatGPT in Hong Kong is via Poe, an AI chatbot developed by Quora. Poe provides access to both ChatGPT and GPT-4, although the latter is limited to one prompt per day. Poe also limits you to a single chat thread whereas ChatGPT supports multiple simultaneous threads.
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