When I first saw the release of GPTs by OPENAI, I was thrilled because, as someone with no programming skills, I saw an opportunity to develop my own programs.
But soon after, I came across headlines like, “Less than two days post-OPENAI’s launch, over 2000 GPTs have gone live.”
This reminded me of the rise of Tiktok and YouTube, which significantly lowered the barriers to video content creation but, paradoxically, the comptition increased the pressure on creators. Your work might just be like a stone thrown into the ocean, barely making a ripple.
I guess that once the OPENAI GPTs Store officially launches, the number of GPTs will skyrocket past 20k in record time, and without additional promotion, users would only find your GPTs through search.
Moreover, even if your GPTs initially attract a lot of users, the next concern is where your GPTs’ moat lies… Firstly, prompts hardly constitute a moat, because no matter how complex your prompts are, you can’t prevent users from deducing them through conversations with your GPT.
Can uploaded materials serve as a moat? Perhaps, but the uniqueness, expertise, and rarity of the content must be exceptionally high. Your competitor is ChatGPT-4 itself, which was trained on the highest quality data across various fields. This means that a “Fitness Coach GPT” based on a wealth of fitness materials might not be superior to asking ChatGPT-4 directly.
Or if you develop a “Shakespearean Perspective GPT” using Shakespeare’s complete works, while it might provide better answers than ChatGPT-4, but it’s also easily replicable since your data is public. You can only create a GPT with long-term value if you have amassed a substantial amount of private data in a niche area.
So, at least for now, the GPTs Store doesn’t seem to be the sky for showing creativity but rather a testing ground for individuals and organizations that already possess quality private data.
looking forward to your discussion.