OpenAI enables custom GPT bots; Offers cheaper and more powerful models

OpenAI enables custom GPT bots;  Offers cheaper and more powerful models

Nov 6 (Reuters) – OpenAI will enable ChatGPT users to build custom bots to handle specific tasks, cutting costs on more powerful models for developers, the AI ​​Lab said at its first developer conference on Monday.

CEO Sam Altman shared updates at the San Francisco event, which attracted 900 developers from around the world, in OpenAI’s latest attempt to capitalize on ChatGPT’s popularity by offering incentives for developers to build in its ecosystem. ChatGPT, which launched in November 2022, now has 100 million weekly active users, Altman said.

OpenAI also seeks to provide more AI agent-like features to handle personal and work tasks when requested by a human without close supervision. It will launch a GPT Store later this month where people can share their GPTs — a version of OpenAI agents that will allow ChatGPT to book flights and perform other tasks — and earn money based on the number of users.

“GPTs will continue to become more useful and smarter, and you will eventually be able to let them deal with reality

Real-world tasks,” OpenAI wrote in a blog post on Monday.

“We believe it is important to move gradually towards this future, as it will take careful technical and safety work – and time for society to adapt.”

Even before attendees were allowed to check in at 8:30 a.m., hundreds lined up around the building in downtown San Francisco’s Mid-Market neighborhood. Most of them are developers already using OpenAI technology, and are eager for updates.

For its 2 million developers, OpenAI announced the new GPT-4 Turbo model and reduced the cost by more than 50%. It unveiled auxiliary application programming interfaces (APIs) with visual and image methods, confirming the Reuters report. Launched a beta program for developers to tune GPT-4 models.

OpenAI wants more companies and developers to build models to rival those developed by Google’s Anthropic and Alphabet, and open source models like Meta (META.O) Llama. It also competes for enterprise customers with its backer Microsoft (MSFT.O).

To address the data and pricing concerns of larger companies, OpenAI launched its own custom modeling program, providing a dedicated group of researchers for their own custom GPT-4 training.

It has matched Google and Microsoft’s offers to cover any legal costs incurred by enterprise users’ copyright infringement claims.

(Reporting by Crystal Ho and Anna Tong in San Francisco; Preparing by Muhammad for the Arabic Bulletin) Editing by Richard Chang

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Crystal reports on venture capital and startups for Reuters. She covers Silicon Valley and beyond through the lens of money and personalities, with a focus on growth-stage startups, technology investments, and artificial intelligence. She previously covered mergers and acquisitions for Reuters, and broke stories on Trump’s SPAC and Elon Musk’s financing on Twitter. Previously, she reported on Amazon for Yahoo Finance, and lawmakers in Congress cited her investigation into the company’s retail practices. Crystal began her career in journalism by writing about technology and politics in China. She has a master’s degree from New York University, and enjoys a scoop of matcha ice cream as much as she enjoys eating a scoop at work.

Anna Tong is a Reuters correspondent based in San Francisco, where she reports on the technology industry. She joined Reuters in 2023 after working at the San Francisco Standard as a data editor. Tong previously worked at tech startups as a product manager and at Google where she worked in user insights and helped run a call center. Tong graduated from Harvard University. Contact: 4152373211

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