Everyone and their grandmother knew that Google’s main focus at I/O 2023 would be AI, and that’s precisely what happened. But that’s also why Microsoft took early action in early May to unveil new GPT-4 features ahead of Google’s big developer event. Among other things, Microsoft announced that Bing Chat would be available without a waitlist, which meant anyone with a Microsoft account could access ChatGPT’s GPT-4 upgrade immediately, free of charge.
But there still was one caveat there. You had to get a Microsoft account and sign in to use the best version of ChatGPT there is.