OpenAI Launches GPT Store - This Week in AI

This week in AI, we have stories on OpenAI launching the GPT store, the Rabbit R1, and more.

5 months ago   •   4 min read

By Peter Foy
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Welcome to our weekly roundup of the top stories & startups to watch in AI. This week in AI we have stories on:

  • OpenAI Launches GPT Store
  • Rabbit R1 Releases AI Companion Device
  • AI Startups to Watch

OpenAI Launches GPT Store

After several delays, OpenAI has officially launched the GPT store this week for ChatGPT Plus, Team and Enterprise users.

In these 2 months since they announced this plan, while the OpenAI board was tried to oust Sam Altman, ChatGPT users have created over 3 million custom GPTs created. Now, you can publish these GPTs in the store and potentially earn from their upcoming revenue sharing.

If you want to learn how to build a custom GPT with actions, check out the article below:

How to Build a Custom GPT: Step by Step
In this guide, we’ll walk through step-by-step how to build a custom GPT with access to knowledge, tools, and actions.

In order to publish a GPT in the store, all you need to do is:

  • Save a GPT for Everyone
  • Verify your Builder Profile in your Settings

Details of the revenue-sharing for GPT builders is still unclear, although as OpenAI highlights:

In Q1 we will launch a GPT builder revenue program. As a first step, US builders will be paid based on user engagement with their GPTs.

Top GPTs to Watch

So far, based on the trending GPTs, the most popular use cases at the moment are:

Academic Research

Coding Assistants

PDF Assistants

Image & design generators

You can access the GPT store for yourself below:

Explore GPTs
Discover and create custom versions of ChatGPT that combine instructions, extra knowledge, and any combination of skills.

Rabbit R1 Launches AI Companion Device

The other big announcement this week was at CES where the Rabbit R1 was introduced. The Rabbit is not quite a smart phone, nor a large language model, but as the company describes is:

...a personalized operating system through a natural language interface.

This natural language interface is enabled through what they call a Large Action Model (LAM):

LAM is a new type of foundation model that understands human intentions on computers.

Learn more about the Rabbit R1 below:

Rabbit R1 Launches AI Companion Device
Rabbit R1 launches their new AI-powered device that learns through natural language & imitation.

AI Startups to Watch 🚀

Here are a few of our favorite AI startups that have recently raised venture funding.

Perplexity - Raised a $73M Series B Round

  • What they do: Perplexity is a search engine platform that uses artificial intelligence to provide large language models and search engines. The company's platform enables the development of beneficial artificial general intelligence, as well as an open-source environment that is accessible to the public, allowing clients to develop skills and knowledge inartificial intelligence.
  • Industries: Artificial Intelligence (AI), Chatbot, Generative AI, Search Engine, Software
  • Location: San Francisco, California, United States

Robin AI - Raised a $26M Series B Round

  • What they do: Hatz AI features such as vector-based semantic search, and custom-branded generative chat with user control, logs, and other key features, allowing clients to build a system of record for their small businesses with custom LLMs and vector storage.
  • Industries: Artificial Intelligence (AI), Information Technology
  • Location: New York, United States

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