It has been almost a year since OpenAI released ChatGPT to the public, kicking off the generative AI boom that has quickly reshaped the tech industry.
Since then, OpenAI has been racing to maintain its early lead over an increasingly crowded set of rivals by releasing GPT-4, plug-ins that let ChatGPT hook into other services, the DALL-E 3 image generator, and an enterprise tier. On Monday, the company is hosting its first-ever developer conference called DevDay in San Francisco, where it’s expected to announce a platform for building custom chatbots.
The Verge will be covering all the news out of OpenAI DevDay. The main keynote kicks off at 10AM PT and is being livestreamed on YouTube.
Just as OpenAI is preparing for its first-ever developer conference, a significant ChatGPT update has leaked. According to The Decoder, leaked screenshots and videos show a custom chatbot creator with many of the same features already available in ChatGPT using GPT-4, like web browsing and data analysis. OpenAI will apparently also have a new marketplace where users can share their chatbot or browse those made by others.
A user called Choi posted a summary of the rumored updates a few days ago. This morning, SEO tools developer Tibor Blaho shared a video of the UI for the feature in action, showing a GPT Builder option that lets users enter a prompt — an example reads “make a creative who helps generate visuals for new products.” — to create a chatbot.