ChatGPT inaugurates its Store: what it is and what it is used for
Jan 6, 2024
|OpenAI's virtual store is designed to quickly sell and tools to customize the chatbot
|After a long wait, the ChatGPT Store is ready to officially debut to provide a real virtual store of prompts and tools specifically designed to customize the most famous chatbot in the world of artificial intelligence. Announced last November, the store took longer than expected given the recent turbulent period of the company behind this solution, namely OpenAI, which had to deal with the dismissal and subsequent reinstatement of CEO Sam Altman.
|What is ChatGPT Store? This virtual store will be very similar to the various app stores for Android or iPhone smartphone applications or extension containers for browsers. In reality, it will be visually very similar to the Explore tab already active within ChatGPT, which however offers customized (free) tools and versions developed by the parent company (OpenAI). This space will allow developers to monetize their creations via the next-generation GPT-4 language model to create customized versions of the AI chatbot as well as targeted features. In short, users will be able to find chatbots dedicated to specific topics with which to interact, resources for educational purposes for students (from mathematics to literature) or creative tools for creating custom texts or content and the inevitable fun extras. The entire broad spectrum of capabilities of the chatbot can thus significantly broaden its horizon.
|Above is a screenshot of the email sent by OpenAI to developers who can participate in the monetization program, i.e. ChatGPT Plus subscribers and corporate entities. The message announces the opening of the ChatGPT Store and the request to verify the official profile, view the policies to ensure that your creation complies with the internal regulations and make public the material to be shared on the store. Therefore, all that remains is to wait for the store to open to explore third-party creations and also discover the prices offered by the developers.