OpenAI has officially launched its GPT Store, a platform that facilitates the sharing and distribution of user-generated chatbots. Prior to the opening of the store, OpenAI introduced the GPT Builder program in November, leading to the creation of over 3 million custom chatbots. Earlier this year, we confirmed the store would come this month. OpenAI anticipates that this initiative will significantly enhance the potential applications for ChatGPT and extend the organization's reach beyond its existing customer offerings.
Collaborative Ecosystem and Revenue Sharing
The GPT Store is designed to allow developers who are part of OpenAI's paid tiers to publicly showcase their custom versions of ChatGPT. In recognition of the contributions by GPT builders, OpenAI has plans to implement a revenue-sharing program within the first quarter of the year. Creators will be compensated based on the engagement their chatbots receive from users. While details have not been fully disclosed, this incentive aims to drive innovation and quality within the GPT Store.
Subscription Tiers and Data Security Measures
The platform will initially be accessible to subscribers of ChatGPT Plus, the high-tier Enterprise users, and a newly introduced category called Team. The ChatGPT Team is devised to serve the needs of small groups, approximately up to 150 members, providing them with features like access to GPT-4, DALL-E 3, and advanced analytical tools, along with stringent data control. OpenAI guarantees that data and conversations within ChatGPT Team will remain exclusive and not employed for the training of AI models. Subscription fees for ChatGPT Team are set at $25 per user, per month when billed annually or $30 on a month-to-month basis.
In preparation for the store's debut, OpenAI refined its review protocols to ensure that submitted GPTs adhere to the company's branding and usage criteria. It has also updated mechanisms for reporting any chatbots deemed harmful or contravening safety guidelines.
The introduction of the GPT Store signals a significant expansion in OpenAI's suite of products, now offering customizable AI experiences alongside efforts to foster a collaborative environment for GPT developers. However, I reported yesterday on growing concerns about how developers will be paid.
Developers voice anxieties over the ease with which third-party contributions to the store can be duplicated. With no clear financial terms released yet, the potential for revenue sharing remains a prime topic of discourse.