OpenAI, a leading AI company, has announced the introduction of a new marketplace for personalized generative pre-trained transformer (GPT) applications, known as the GPT Store. This platform is designed to enable creators of custom AI systems to monetize their innovations.
The announcement was made in a blog post on Wednesday, Jan 10, where OpenAI detailed its plans to launch a revenue program for GPT builders in the first quarter of 2024. Initially, this program will be open to U.S. builders, who will earn based on the engagement their GPTs receive from users. The GPT Store will first be accessible to users subscribed to the paid ChatGPT plans.
Located within the ChatGPT website, the GPT Store serves as a hub where users can find and develop GPTs tailored for specific tasks, ranging from educational purposes to creative design. The marketplace is organized into various sections, including top picks, Dall-E, writing, productivity, research and analysis, programming, education, and lifestyle.
Each section caters to different needs: Dall-E focuses on generating images from textual ideas; writing aids in text refinement; productivity boosts efficiency in tasks; research and analysis GPTs assist in interpreting data; programming GPTs support coding endeavors; education GPTs facilitate learning; and the lifestyle section offers tips across various domains like travel and fitness.
To use certain GPTs like WebGPT, users are required to sign up for ChatGPT Plus. The concept of the GPT Store was first introduced by OpenAI, backed by Microsoft, at its inaugural developer conference in November 2023, with an initial plan to launch the store later that month.
However, as reported by Reuters, the launch was postponed to December 2023 as OpenAI sought to refine its GPTs based on user feedback. This postponement coincided with the brief removal and subsequent reinstatement of OpenAI CEO Sam Altman, following concerns raised by employees.
Additionally, on Jan. 10, OpenAI announced ChatGPT Team, a new paid subscription designed specifically for corporate users. Priced between $25 to $30 per user per month, ChatGPT Team offers private, work-focused usage while ensuring data segregation for enhanced confidentiality.