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GPT Store Poised for Debut: OpenAI Targets Chatbot Customization Market

After initial hurdles, OpenAI's GPT Store is poised to unleash a wave of custom AI chatbots.

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has poised itself to introduce its GPT Store, a platform designed to provide developers with the tools to create and sell specialized AI chatbot models. After previously experiencing a delay due to internal disputes and a leadership shake-up, The Register reports the initiative looks to be progressing, with indications of the store's imminent launching.

Developers Poised to Capitalize on AI Customization

The venture, which OpenAI first hinted at in November at its developer conference, aims to facilitate a low-code development where creators can fashion AI chatbot applications known as GPTs. These applications can be tailored for various uses and distributed through the OpenAI marketplace, potentially offering a new revenue stream for app builders once details of profit-sharing are released.

OpenAI's platform promises to increase the discoverability of these GPTs and offer a system to monetize creations deemed useful or enjoyable, spanning sectors from productivity to entertainment. Notably, the company has chosen to indemnify enterprise and developer clients against copyright claims, reflecting growing concerns over AI's use of unlicensed materials in model training.

Integration and Expansion of AI Services

Examples of GPTs already made public include integrations with online graphic design tool Canva and workflow automation service Zapier, the latter enabling to assist with tasks like schedule management in applications such as Calendar. OpenAI also encourages developers to think innovatively, by suggesting possibilities like connecting GPTs to databases and email systems or using them to facilitate online transactions.

Beyond basic configuration, OpenAI expects some developers to employ more sophisticated methods by incorporating custom actions, which can include a variety of APIs to extend the capabilities of GPTs. Through services such as Gapier, developers could employ pre-configured actions within GPTs to execute specific tasks, much like adding packages to web applications to enhance their functionality.

In a competitive AI market where open-source models proliferate, developers are keen on understanding the financial intricacies of the GPT Store before committing resources. OpenAI's strategy to incentivize the integration of its paid APIs into third-party apps, with the goal of passing on the cost to consumers, signifies a step towards broader engagement with the developer community in the AI space.

Luke Jones
Luke Jones
Luke has been writing about all things tech for more than five years. He is following Microsoft closely to bring you the latest news about Windows, Office, Azure, Skype, HoloLens and all the rest of their products.

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