OpenAI Debuts GPT Store for 3M Customized Chatbots

OpenAI Debuts GPT Store for 3M Customized Chatbots

Riding on ChatGPT success, OpenAI has launched its GPT Store, which serves as a market place where users can share their custom chatbots, the company revealed.

The new product offering is OpenAI’s answer to the Apple App Store or Google Play Store, only that in this case users have the ability to buy specialized chatbots developed from their existing large language models (LLMs).

Although ChatGPT Plus users already have access to customized chatbots, the new store will, however, bring in a wider range of AI tools.

The 3 million versions

According to an article by The Guardian, the new GPT Store is expected to foster new developments in AI, benefiting a wide range of users.

In a blog article, OpenAI stated that over three million customized versions of ChatGPT already exist and plans to highlight the most useful tools in the store on a weekly basis.

Users will be able to build their own GPTs without the need for any coding knowledge.

“Today we are starting to roll out the GPT Store to GPT Plus, Team, and Enterprise users so you can find useful and popular GPTs,” said OpenAI in a blog post.

“The store features a diverse range of GPTs developed by our partners and the community. Browse popular and trending GPTs on the community leaderboard, with categories like Dall-E, writing, research, education, and lifestyle.”

The Guardian also states that the new chatbot agents could have their own personalities that could be tailored to handle different tasks like salary negotiations, recipe development, and lesson plan development.

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Open to paid tiers

The new GPT store is available to premium subscribers. The company intends to come up with a way that allows GPT developers to monetize their AIs. According to the company, the revenue sharing program will be based on user engagement, although “the company has not shared specifics yet on what that looks like in practice.”

The release of the GPT Store was initially slated for November last year but was pushed following the fracas at the company when CEO Sam Altman was fired by the board before returning a week later.

According to Reuters, OpenAI wants to ride on the success of ChatGPT, which launched in November 2022 and spurred generative AI growth in 2023.

The chatbot became one of the fastest-growing AI products during the past year, although its growth slowed when some schools closed for holidays.

ChatGPT Team

The AI firm concurrently introduced its ChatGPT Team, which is an option for businesses but smaller than the ChatGPT Enterprise.

According to the company, this offering is meant for businesses that have less than 150 users. It costs $25 per user per month when paid annually, or enterprises will pay $30 per user per month if paid monthly. The offering enables teams to build their own GPTs and includes shared workspace.

“Today, we announced our new ChatGPT Team plan for teams of all sizes,” said OpenAI.

“Team customers have access to a private section of the GPT Store, which includes GPTs securely published to your workspace,” added the company.

OpenAI also emphasized that “like all usage on ChatGPT Team and ChatGPT Enterprise, we do not use your conversations with GPTs to improve our models.”

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