OpenAI Plans to Create Marketplace for AI-Powered Apps

OpenAI Plans to Create Marketplace for AI-Powered Apps

News by Roberto OrosaRoberto Orosa
Published: June 26, 2023

OpenAI, the company behind ChatGPT and GPT-4, shared plans to create a marketplace for AI-powered apps. 

According to a report from The Information, the new marketplace will be dedicated to helping developers sell AI models based off OpenAI tech and connecting them to business clients that make use of ChatGPT’s technology, specifically for cases like fraud detection and market research.  

The plans were laid out by OpenAI’s CEO and co-founder Sam Altman during a developer meeting in London, as per The Information.   

Software developer Aquant, an OpenAI client, also expressed their interest in having their ChatGPT-powered AI models up for sale on the new marketplace.   

“Horizontal models, such as ChatGPT or Google Bard, offer versatile and generic solutions applicable across various domains […] An app store dedicated to AI software would serve as an ideal platform for vertical AI vendors to reach a global audience effortlessly,” Shahar Chen, CEO and co-founder of Aquant, shared in an interview with Analytics India Mag.  

“The AI vendors can effectively monetize their offerings, generate substantial revenue, and expand their customer base,” he added. 

If plans push through, the artificial intelligence company’s marketplace will present new competition for its own business partners Salesforce and Microsoft – both of which run their respective app shops. 

The news comes after OpenAI has made a recent push to expand its slate of services.  

Last month, the software developer launched an iOS version of its famous AI chatbot, giving “on-the-go" users the ability to sync their conversations with ChatGPT between mobile and desktop seamlessly.

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