OpenAI API / GPT-3 is not available in your country? Do this instead!

Introduction

You have heard all about GPT-3, you are looking forward to using it. You try to create an account at OpenAI website and you get an error message saying that you are not allowed to use GPT-3.

You find out your country of residence is not supported by OpenAI for GPT-3 API access.

Some notable countries and territories where GPT-3 is not available are:

  • China
  • Russia
  • Ukraine
  • Afghanistan
  • Belarus
  • Venezuela
  • Iran

What can you do in this case? let’s look at some legal ways for you to use GPT-3 indirectly and some alternatives

Countries where GPT-3 is currently available

Below countries are where GPT-3 is currently supported and available for you to use.

  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Bahamas
  • Bangladesh
  • Barbados
  • Belgium
  • Belize
  • Benin
  • Bhutan
  • Bolivia
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • Brunei
  • Bulgaria
  • Burkina Faso
  • Cabo Verde
  • Canada
  • Colombia
  • Comoros
  • Congo (Congo-Brazzaville)
  • Costa Rica
  • Côte d’Ivoire
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czechia (Czech Republic)
  • Denmark
  • Djibouti
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • El Salvador
  • Estonia
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • France
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Greece
  • Grenada
  • Guatemala
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Holy See (Vatican City)
  • Honduras
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iraq
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Latvia
  • Lebanon
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Mali
  • Malta
  • Marshall Islands
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Mexico
  • Micronesia
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar
  • Namibia
  • Nauru
  • Nepal
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • North Macedonia
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Palau
  • Palestine
  • Panama
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Qatar
  • Romania
  • Rwanda
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Samoa
  • San Marino
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Senegal
  • Serbia
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Solomon Islands
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • Suriname
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Timor-Leste (East Timor)
  • Togo
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Tuvalu
  • Uganda
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America
  • Uruguay
  • Vanuatu
  • Zambia

If you are not a resident of one of the above countries, you cannot sign-up for or use GPT-3 currently.

However, there are some alternatives you can try.

What are your alternatives?

It depends upon what’s your usage need.

Do you want to use GPT-3 for text generation as a content creator yourself?, read on then.

Use 3rd party AI content application

You can a third party service like Copy.ai. They use OpenAI GPT-3 API to generate text
You can create all kinds of content using copy.ai tools, including full blog posts.

There are lot of other alternatives too depending upon your need and your budget.

However, if you need is to develop apps where you need direct access to the OpenAI API, then keep reading to understand the alternatives.

Alternatives to OpenAI GPT-3 API

Since OpenAI released GPT-3 API, there has been other AI companies and teams who have released their own GPT-3 like models. Some of them are available as open source and some are available as paid services.

Some paid GPT-3 like API services

Conclusion

There are certain users who are not able to use OpenAI GPT-3 API due to various reaosns one of which is being a residence of some countries that is not supported by OpenAI. However, there are some alternatives to OpenAI GPT-3 API that are available for those users. Hope some of the alternatives in this post will help you to get started with a GPT-3 like AI API.


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