OpenAI Unveils GPT Store for Custom AI Chatbots

OpenAI Unveils GPT Store for Custom AI Chatbots

OpenAI has launched the GPT Store, an exciting platform for custom AI-powered chatbots, offering users an array of applications developed by both OpenAI’s partners and the broader developer community. The GPT Store is an extension of the ChatGPT client on the web, featuring a variety of GPTs (Generative Pre-trained Transformers) powered by advanced AI models such as GPT-4 and DALL-E 3.

To explore the GPT Store, users must subscribe to one of OpenAI’s premium ChatGPT plans, including ChatGPT Plus, ChatGPT Enterprise, or the newly introduced ChatGPT Team. The store presents a community leaderboard showcasing popular and trending GPTs, categorized into areas like lifestyle, writing, research, programming, and education.

Several GPTs are available at launch, providing functionalities such as trail recommendations from AllTrails, coding tutorials from Khan Academy, and content design from Canva. These GPTs, though currently free to use, hint at a future revenue model, as OpenAI plans to introduce a “GPT builder revenue program” in Q1, allowing U.S. builders to earn income based on user engagement with their GPTs.

Creating GPTs is user-friendly, requiring no coding experience. Developers can specify the capabilities they want their chatbots to possess in plain language using OpenAI’s GPT Builder tool. For instance, a GPT can be trained on a cookbook collection to answer recipe-related queries, or it can analyze a company’s codebases for style and best practices.

To list GPTs on the store, developers must verify their user profiles and submit their chatbots for review through OpenAI’s new review system, which combines human and automated processes to ensure compliance with the company’s terms of use.

OpenAI’s move to democratize generative AI app creation with the GPT Store has significant implications, potentially disrupting consultancies specializing in building similar systems for clients. However, the broader impact and consequences are yet to unfold.

The GPT Store, initially announced at OpenAI’s annual developer conference, DevDay, aims to empower users, fostering a more connected and inclusive digital environment. With its focus on collaboration and diversity, OpenAI’s GPT Store reflects the company’s commitment to advancing AI innovation and accessibility.

You can explore GPTs at chat.openai.com/gpts.

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