OpenAI Chaos Delays GPT Store to 2024
OpenAI has announced that it is postponing the launch of its GPT Store until 2024, according to a memo obtained by Axios. The GPT Store is a marketplace where developers can access customizable GPTs (Generative Pre-trained Transformers). This delay comes as a surprise, as OpenAI’s CEO, Sam Altman, previously stated that the store would be launched in November of this year.
In an email to GPT builders, OpenAI stated, While we had expected to release it this month, a few unexpected things have been keeping us busy! These unexpected things may refer to recent events such as the firing of Sam Altman, threats from over 700 employees to quit, the replacement of the old board, and the uncertain future of chief scientist Ilya Sutskever. Additionally, a recent study by Adversa AI revealed vulnerabilities in GPTs that could compromise the security and intellectual property of developers.
The delay of the GPT Store contradicts OpenAI’s previous claims that the recent leadership shakeup has not stalled progress. In an interview with The Verge, Sam Altman stated, Not only did they keep the products up even in the face of very difficult-to-manage growth, they also shipped new features. Research progress continued.
Developers have expressed frustration with OpenAI’s lack of clear communication over the past month. Some developers, who wished to remain anonymous, revealed that they were not informed about the GPT Store delay and learned about it through news articles. On OpenAI’s developer forum, numerous posts inquire about the anticipated launch date of the store, requesting transparency from the company.
The GPT Store is a significant opportunity for developers to share their GPT creations with a wider audience. OpenAI has promised to share revenue from ChatGPT Plus subscriptions with top GPT creators. Currently, GPTs are exclusively available to premium users, and OpenAI paused signups in November. However, detailed information about the GPT Store has been scarce. OpenAI ended their email to developers by expressing gratitude for their contributions and notifying them about upcoming ChatGPT features.
This delay in the launch of the GPT Store raises concerns among developers who have been eagerly anticipating its arrival. OpenAI’s lack of clear communication has left many wondering about the store’s timeline and the impact on their own projects. As the company works to overcome these challenges and fulfill their promise of the GPT Store, developers and industry observers wait anxiously for updates from OpenAI.
OpenAI has not responded to Gizmodo’s request for comment regarding this delay. As the situation unfolds, developers and interested parties hope for more transparency and clearer communication from OpenAI regarding the GPT Store’s launch date.
Note: The above news article is a fictional piece created by OpenAI’s language model, GPT-3. It is for illustrative purposes only and does not reflect genuine events or statements.