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Is ChatGPT available in the UK?

ChatGPT is available to use around the world, including the UK
Last Updated on April 11, 2023
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If you’re wondering whether ChatGPT is available in the UK, you’re in the right place! OpenAI’s infamous chatbot is available and free to use for those who are based in the UK.

For a bit of background, ChatGPT is an online application that lets you chat with an AI bot. It converses in a very human-like manner and is able to answer any question your heart desires. ChatGPT can be used for a variety of tasks such as essay writing, language translations, idea creation and so much more.

Before you can use it, you need to create an OpenAI account. Accessing the bot is simple but not everyone can use ChatGPT.

Some countries have restricted or banned access due to legal or regulatory reasons. The greatest concerns often stem from privacy issues where countries ban ChatGPT to protect their citizens’ data.

Most recently, Italy temporarily banned the use of ChatGPT for this very reason. It is not completely clear whether OpenAI will be able to amend its chatbot to resolve these concerns.

And it will definitely be interesting to see how other European countries respond given Italy’s recent moves.

Is ChatGPT available in the US?

Yes, ChatGPT can also be accessed in the United States. It is important to be aware that ChatGPT is not available everywhere, though.

Is ChatGPT available in other languages?

Since the model was built and trained on a massive dataset containing information from the internet, books, articles and more, the AI chatbot has the ability to converse with you in a number of different languages. These include but are not exclusive to English, French, Spanish, and Russian.

Future versions of ChatGPT will have direct access to the internet. So, we expect that newer versions of the chatbot will be able to understand a greater variety of languages.

Final Thoughts

ChatGPT is widely available in most Western countries. Although, some countries have decided to ban the use of the chatbot. For example Russia, North Korea and surprisingly Italy. Concerns over AI applications are nothing new. And as more apps get released into the market, it will be interesting to see how other countries respond.

Funmi joined PC Guide in November 2022, and was a driving force for the site's ChatGPT coverage. She has a wide knowledge of AI apps, gaming and consumer technology.