OpenAI is Letting Users Build Custom Versions of ChatGPT


OpenAI is making it easier for paying users to create their custom versions of its popular AI chatbot, ChatGPT. The AI company will be launching a no-code platform where users can tailor their own ChatGPT for specific use cases. This will allow users to build AI agents using natural language to carry out various tasks such as searching the web and analyzing images.

The announcement was made during the company’s inaugural “DevDay” conference on Monday where OpenAI also announced the powerful and cheaper GPT-4 Turbo and reduced prices for its various models. The company’s ChatGPT was a huge success following its release in November 2022. According to the AI company, ChatGPT currently has over 100 million weekly users.

The custom versions are called GPTs, and no coding is required. Users can create them by just starting a conversation and giving the GPT builder instructions. In addition, users can add extra knowledge and select the tasks the GPT is expected to carry out. GPTs build on the Custom Instructions feature that was announced in July while giving users more control.

OpenAI’s GPT builder interface. Source: OpenAI

This new feature is currently available today for ChatGPT Plus and Enterprise subscribers. OpenAI says they are planning a wider rollout “soon”. In addition, Enterprise subscribers will have the ability to build and deploy GPTs for in-house use cases.

OpenAI will enable the sharing of GPTs through the GPT Store will is launching later this Month. Additionally, builders will soon be able to monetize their GPTs based on consumer usage.

Copyright Shield

Another announcement made during Monday’s dev conference is a new program called Copyright Shield. Given the large amounts of data required to train generative AI models, it raises concerns over copyright infringement.

OpenAI says the Copyright Shield program complements its existing built-in copyright safeguards in its systems. As part of the program, the company will pay the costs incurred if a user faces legal claims around copyright infringement. The company explains, “We will now step in and defend our customers, and pay the costs incurred, if you face legal claims around copyright infringement.”

It is important to note that this is generally available for ChatGPT Enterprise and developers. The program doesn’t seem to apply to some of OpenAI’s products like the free tier of ChatGPT or the Plus subscription.