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Access to ChatGPT via POE without a VPN connection


As we continue to explore the impact and potential of generative AI tools, such as ChatGPT, in teaching and learning, it is important to note that ChatGPT is currently inaccessible from Hong Kong without a VPN connection.

To overcome this hurdle, we recommend accessing ChatGPT through This platform makes it easier for faculty members, teaching staff, and students in general to access ChatGPT from anywhere, without the need for a VPN connection.

Furthermore, also provides access to other AI chatbots, including Sage, Claude, and Dragonfly. If you are interested in discovering the key differences between these AI generative tools, we encourage you to visit this page.

Signing up for the free service at is simple. All you need is your email or phone number. Alternatively, if you prefer using mobile devices, the POE app is available on IOS, which you can download here.

To assist you in making the most out of generative AI, we have curated a list of helpful resources that cover a range of topics related to the use of this technology in teaching and learning. We will keep updating this list, so be sure to check back regularly.

At HKUST, we are excited about the potential of generative AI to transform education and research. We believe that access to generative AI tools will be invaluable for faculty members, teaching staff, and students as they prepare to embrace these technologies. We do remind users to use these tools responsibly, with a clear understanding of their capabilities and limitations, and with a commitment to ethical usage practices.

Happy exploring!