OpenAI has officially unveiled the GPT Store, providing a limited group of users and official partners the ability to share personalized chatbots within the community.
Access to the platform isn’t open to the general public; a subscription to ChatGPT Plus ($20/£16 a month), Enterprise, or the recently introduced Teams plan is required.
Upon subscription, you gain access to a diverse range of GPTs covering writing, programming, art generation, and even lifestyle advice. Notably, one can assist in refining designs for a tattoo you are contemplating.
The introduction of the GPT Store was first revealed in November during the company’s inaugural DevDay conference. It was presented in conjunction with OpenAI’s recently launched create-a-chatbot service.
Although the store was initially planned to open later that month, it faced several delays, likely attributed to the abrupt removal and subsequent reinstatement of CEO Sam Altman.
While the general public may not be able to test chatbots, you can visit the store’s page now to explore the offerings.
Ensure you’re not logged into your account; otherwise, you’ll be prompted to subscribe to ChatGPT Plus. OpenAI showcases four highlighted GPTs weekly on the page. Currently, the recommended ones include AllTrails, Consensus, Code Tutor, and Books.
In the lineup, AllTrails is the initial one, offering recommendations for nature trails. Consensus, previously named ResearchGPT, possesses access to 200 million academic papers and can tackle challenging science queries.
Code Tutor, crafted by the educational platform Khan Academy, reviews your recently written computer code, offering suggestions for enhancement. Lastly, there’s Books, the most enigmatic of the group. Although its description is somewhat ambiguous, our speculation would lean towards it providing book recommendations.
Further down, you’ll find additional lists featuring chatbots currently popular within the community and those developed by OpenAI’s in-house team. There are intentions to introduce a revenue program, enabling creators to monetize their creations.
Creators will receive compensation “based on user engagement” with their chatbots. Specifics are currently limited, with the only known information being its anticipated launch in the United States sometime in Q1 2024.
Follow the rules
Anyone holding a subscription can generate a GPT. OpenAI clarifies that coding skills are not necessary, although adherence to usage policies and brand guidelines is essential. The emphasis is on maintaining a clean and compliant environment.
While detailed rules can be found on the official website, in summary, users are prohibited from
- compromising people’s privacy,
- creating AI that may harm others’ well-being or
- using the platform for spreading misinformation.
Violations will lead to restrictions on sharing or monetizing work. If encountering such issues on the GPT Store, OpenAI encourages users to report these instances.
Should you possess a creation, sharing it involves saving your GPT, then opting for “Everyone” in the process, granting all platform users access? Following this, it’s essential to “verify your Builder Profile” in the Settings menu. Upon completing these steps, your chatbot should be visible on the storefront.