June 20, 2023
At a Glance
- OpenAI is thinking about opening an AI model 'app store,' according to The Information.
- Salesforce and Microsoft already have a marketplace for chatbots, built using OpenAI software.
ChatGPT-creator OpenAI is considering opening a marketplace for AI models, according to The Information.
Users who customize their AI models will be able to sell them to other businesses in what could be an AI model ‘app store,’ according to two people who spoke to the publication.
These AI models could do such things as check for financial fraud in retail transactions or answer industry-specific questions with real time information. It is not known whether OpenAI will charge commissions on sales of AI models or apply another revenue-generating scheme.
Salesforce and Microsoft already have app stores that sell access to chatbots created using OpenAI software.
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OpenAI CEO Sam Altman first disclosed plans for a marketplace in a meeting with developers last month in London.
FiscalNote CTO Vlad Eidelman told The Information that “as far as we know with OpenAI’s road map, they’re interested” in opening an app store.
However, an OpenAI spokesperson said there were no “active efforts” to develop such a marketplace.
Altman also revealed to developers that plug-ins for ChatGPT were not taking off since they “don’t have product-market fit.” Last month, OpenAI began rolling out more than 70 plugins to all ChatGPT+ users, letting the chatbot interact with third parties such as Expedia, Instacart and Shopify.
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