• The GPT Store, the AI developer’s latest service, enables users to share their customized ChatGPT versions openly.
  • Users can create personalized versions of ChatGPT using a low-code development tool integrated into the service’s interface.

OpenAI has recently introduced the GPT Store, an online marketplace where users can access customized versions of ChatGPT developed by other users.

The developer company also unveiled a new upgrade, a paid version. The service is named ChatGPT Team, and it is targeted at businesses. The monthly cost per user will begin at USD 25. Compared to the Enterprise tier OpenAI introduced the previous year, it is positioned as a more affordable option.

The GPT Store, introduced as the AI developer’s first new service recently, enables users to distribute their tailored versions of ChatGPT openly. These customized AI models, or GPTs, are fine-tuned for specific tasks that the standard version may not inherently support. GPTs possess the capability to engage with external applications and leverage proprietary datasets for generating responses.

Utilizing an integrated low-code development tool within the service interface, users can construct personalized versions of ChatGPT. To share a GPT through the recently introduced GPT Store, users need to make it publicly available and establish a Builder Profile within the marketplace. OpenAI states that submissions to the marketplace will undergo a review process employing manual and automated methods.

Chief Executive Officer of venture-backed AI startup Aquant, Shahar Chen, said to a leading media house “This new platform furthers the democratization of AI development, simplifying the way users and developers create GPTs and AI products. In 2023, AI solutions were broadly focused, but with the launch of OpenAI’s marketplace in 2024, we’ll see a noticeable shift towards vertical, industry-specific AI, moving from general industry applications to task-specific ones. This requires developers to refine their GPTs for more precise, specialized use cases.”

In addition to user-generated GPTs, the GPT Store will showcase chatbots developed by OpenAI partners. An example is the Khan Academy chatbot, designed to assist users in understanding software development concepts. The marketplace will also include various partner-built GPTs fine-tuned for tasks like crafting presentations and searching academic papers.

OpenAI detailed in a blog post, “In Q1 we will launch a GPT builder revenue program. As a first step, U.S. builders will be paid based on user engagement with their GPTs. We’ll provide details on the criteria for payments as we get closer.”

The ChatGPT Team, a new paid edition of the chatbot, was also launched with the GPT Store. This version is available for purchase at USD 25 or USD 30 per user per month, depending on the company’s selected annual or monthly billing preference.

ChatGPT Team shares a similar feature set with ChatGPT Plus, the paid version of the chatbot designed for consumers. It allows users to input prompts of up to 32,000 tokens, where each token represents a few letters or numbers. Like ChatGPT Plus, the interface grants access to the DALL-E 3 image generation tool and features related to data science.

A feature that OpenAI refers to as a specialized collaborative workspace is what distinguishes the ChatGPT Team. According to the company, a team can use the tool to share GPTs with each other. In turn, administrators have access to workspace management controls and associated user accounts.

Positioned as a more user-friendly option, ChatGPT Team serves as an alternative to ChatGPT Enterprise, the alternative paid version designed for organizational use by OpenAI. According to reports, the latter offering can cost up to USD 60 per user monthly. It provides several features not found in ChatGPT Team or ChatGPT Plus, such as an extended range of administrative controls and quicker AI response times.