OpenAI has opened the GPT Store, a digital marketplace housing personalized Artificial Intelligence (AI) applications.
Situated within the widely acclaimed ChatGPT chatbot platform, the GPT Store serves as an innovative hub for users seeking to explore and construct specialized GPTs — AI tailored for diverse tasks such as educational purposes like teaching mathematics or creative endeavors like designing stickers.
This pioneering initiative by OpenAI represents a strategic extension of the success achieved by ChatGPT in the consumer business. Last year, ChatGPT captivated global attention by unveiling the potential of generative AI, astounding users with its capacity to produce remarkably human-like prose and poetry. Despite its rapid ascent as one of the most swiftly growing applications, ChatGPT encountered a plateau in growth due to school closures and a waning novelty factor.
Initially accessible to users subscribed to paid ChatGPT plans, the GPT Store is set to undergo further enhancements in the coming months. OpenAI aims to introduce mechanisms enabling GPT creators to monetize their bespoke AI solutions, thereby amplifying the platform’s appeal and fostering a vibrant ecosystem.
Originally announced in November during its inaugural developer conference, the GPT Store’s launch faced a brief setback. In December, OpenAI postponed the unveiling, citing internal memos that highlighted ongoing refinement efforts aimed at enhancing GPTs based on invaluable customer feedback. This delay unfolded amid the unexpected removal of OpenAI CEO Sam Altman by the company’s board, a decision later reversed following employee dissent threatening mass resignations, Reuters news report said.
Additionally, OpenAI disclosed its launch of ChatGPT Team — a specialized version tailored for corporate use. Companies can subscribe to ChatGPT Team, ensuring their employees can harness the power of ChatGPT within their work environments.
This enterprise-grade version of the chatbot guarantees data segregation, safeguarding any information shared within the platform as private to the respective company. ChatGPT Team operates on a subscription model priced between $25 to $30 per user monthly, offering a secure and efficient AI solution for business settings.
Data.AI, in its annual State of Mobile 2024 report, said Generative AI experienced explosive growth in 2023, expanding by 7x, and led to the emergence of new sectors such as AI Chatbots and Art Generators. This AI growth fueled embedded features across virtually all mobile sectors, paving the way for a fresh wave of digital innovation. Notable Generative AI apps include ChatGPT, Ask AI, and Open Chat.