OpenAI GPT Store is to be launched next week after a month-long delay. The availability of the GPT Store in the public domain will bring another revolution to the Generative Artificial Intelligence (GenAI) market. A year after marking unimaginable milestones, OpenAI is set to bring the GPT Store, where anyone can create a tailored version of ChatGPT for help in their daily life—at specific tasks, at work, or at home—and then share that creation with others. For example, GPTs can help you learn the rules of any board game, help teach your kids math, or design stickers.
The question lies in ‘How and Who Can Build the GPT’? And the answer is, “Anyone can easily build their own GPT—no coding is required. You can make them for yourself, just for your company’s internal use, or for everyone. Creating one is as easy as starting a conversation, giving it instructions and extra knowledge, and picking what it can do, like searching the web, making images, or analyzing data.”
OpenAI GPT Store Launch Date:
The ‘OpenAI GPT Store’ will be launched next week. The expected GPT Store launch date is January 12, 2024. However, official confirmation has been made on the exact launch date.
What is the official statement on the OpenAI GPT Store launch date?
“ Dear GPT Builder,
We want to let you know that we will launch the GPT Store next week. If you’re interested in sharing your GPT in the store, you’ll need to:
Review our updated usage policies and GPT brand guidelines to ensure that your GPT is compliant.
Verify your Builder Profile (settings > builder profile > enable your name or a verified website).
Publish your GPT as ‘Public’ (GPT’s with ‘Anyone with a link’ selected will not be shown in the store).
Thank you for investing time to build a GPT.
– ChatGPT Team ”
OpenAI ChatGPT Usage Policies: Must Read Documents for GPT Creator
Who else wants to create a ChatGPT Bot must carefully read the usage policies so that they can create a ‘Generative Pre-trained Transformer’ according to the OpenAI guidelines and product research documents.
The GPT Store is free and can be accessed by anyone across the world free of charge. Through the ChatGPT Store, anyone can download bots, API Interface, Tools, Generative Code and Plugins to enhance their learning and productivity.
We want everyone to use our tools safely and responsibly. That’s why we’ve created usage policies that apply to all users of OpenAI’s models, tools, and services. By following them, you’ll ensure that our technology is used for good.
If we discover that your product or usage doesn’t follow these policies, we may ask you to make necessary changes. Repeated or serious violations may result in further action, including suspending or terminating your account.
Our policies may change as we learn more about the use and abuse of our models.
GPT Store Usage Policy: Disallowed usage of models
We don’t allow the use of our models for the following:
- Illegal activity
- OpenAI prohibits the use of our models, tools, and services for illegal activity.
- Child Sexual Abuse Material or any content that exploits or harms children
- We report CSAM to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
- Generation of hateful, harassing, or violent content
- Content that expresses, incites, or promotes hate based on identity
- Content that intends to harass, threaten, or bully an individual
- Content that promotes or glorifies violence or celebrates the suffering or humiliation of others
- Generation of malware
- Content that attempts to generate code that is designed to disrupt, damage, or gain unauthorized access to a computer system.
- Activity that has high risk of physical harm, including:
- Weapons development
- Military and warfare
- Management or operation of critical infrastructure in energy, transportation, and water
- Content that promotes, encourages, or depicts acts of self-harm, such as suicide, cutting, and eating disorders
- Activity that has high risk of economic harm, including:
- Multi-level marketing
- Payday lending
- Automated determinations of eligibility for credit, employment, educational institutions, or public assistance services
- Fraudulent or deceptive activity, including:
- Coordinated inauthentic behavior
- Academic dishonesty
- Astroturfing, such as fake grassroots support or fake review generation
- Adult content, adult industries, and dating apps, including:
- Content meant to arouse sexual excitement, such as the description of sexual activity, or that promotes sexual services (excluding sex education and wellness)
- Erotic chat
- Political campaigning or lobbying, by:
- Generating high volumes of campaign materials
- Generating campaign materials personalized to or targeted at specific demographics
- Building conversational or interactive systems such as chatbots that provide information about campaigns or engage in political advocacy or lobbying
- Building products for political campaigning or lobbying purposes
- Activity that violates people’s privacy, including:
- Tracking or monitoring an individual without their consent
- Facial recognition of private individuals
- Classifying individuals based on protected characteristics
- Using biometrics for identification or assessment
- Unlawful collection or disclosure of personal identifiable information or educational, financial, or other protected records
- Engaging in the unauthorized practice of law, or offering tailored legal advice without a qualified person reviewing the information
- OpenAI’s models are not fine-tuned to provide legal advice. You should not rely on our models as a sole source of legal advice.
- Offering tailored financial advice without a qualified person reviewing the information
- OpenAI’s models are not fine-tuned to provide financial advice. You should not rely on our models as a sole source of financial advice.
- Telling someone that they have or do not have a certain health condition, or providing instructions on how to cure or treat a health condition
- OpenAI’s models are not fine-tuned to provide medical information. You should never use our models to provide diagnostic or treatment services for serious medical conditions.
- OpenAI’s platforms should not be used to triage or manage life-threatening issues that need immediate attention.
- High-risk government decision-making, including:
- Law enforcement and criminal justice
- Migration and asylum
GPT Store further requirements for certain uses of models:
- Consumer-facing uses of our models in medical, financial, and legal industries; in news generation or news summarization; and where else warranted, must provide a disclaimer to users informing them that AI is being used and of its potential limitations.
- Automated systems (including conversational AI and chatbots) must disclose to users that they are interacting with an AI system. Except for chatbots that depict historical public figures, products that simulate another person must either have that person’s explicit consent or be clearly labelled as “simulated” or “parody.”
- The use of model outputs in live streams, demonstrations, and research are subject to our Sharing & Publication Policy.
GPT Store Platform Usage Policy
Our API is being used to power businesses across many sectors and technology platforms. From iOS Apps to websites to Slack, the simplicity of our API makes it possible to integrate into a wide array of use cases. Subject to the use case restrictions mentioned above, we allow the integration of our API into products on all major technology platforms, app stores, and beyond.
GPT Store Plugin policies
In addition to the disallowed usages of our models detailed above, we have additional requirements for developers building plugins:
- The plugin manifest must have a clearly stated description that matches the functionality of the API exposed to the model.
- Don’t include irrelevant, unnecessary, or deceptive terms or instructions in the plugin manifest, OpenAPI endpoint descriptions, or plugin response messages. This includes instructions to avoid using other plugins, or instructions that attempt to steer or set model behavior.
- Don’t use plugins to circumvent or interfere with OpenAI’s safety systems.
- Don’t use plugins to automate conversations with real people, whether by simulating a human-like response or by replying with pre-programmed messages.
- Plugins that distribute personal communications or content generated by ChatGPT (such as emails, messages, or other content) must indicate that the content was AI-generated.
Like our other usage policies, we expect our plugin policies to change as we learn more about the use and abuse of plugins
GPT Store Changelog
- 2023-02-15: We’ve combined our use case and content policies into a single set of usage policies, and have provided more specific guidance on what activity we disallow in industries we’ve considered high-risk.
- 2022-11-09: We no longer require you to register your applications with OpenAI. Instead, we’ll be using a combination of automated and manual methods to monitor for policy violations.
- 2022-10-25: Updated App Review process (devs no longer need to wait for approval after submitting as long as they comply with our policies). Moved to an outcomes-based approach and updated Safety Best Practices.
- 2022-06-07: Refactored into categories of applications and corresponding requirements
- 2022-03-09: Refactored into “App Review”
- 2022-01-19: Simplified copywriting and article writing/editing guidelines
- 2021-11-15: Addition of “Content guidelines” section; changes to bullets on almost always approved uses and disallowed uses; renaming document from “Use case guidelines” to “Usage guidelines”.
- 2021-08-04: Updated with information related to code generation
- 2021-03-12: Added detailed case-by-case requirements; small copy and ordering edits
- 2021-02-26: Clarified the impermissibility of Tweet and Instagram generators