Creating AI Tools for OpenAI's GPT Store Without Coding Skills

GPTs are customisable ChatGPT variants that users can adapt for specific purposes, ranging from simple tasks to complex projects. OpenAI has made it easy for anyone to build their own AI tools, even without knowing how to code. Now, with a monthly subscription to ChatGPT4, users can create custom versions of ChatGPT for different tasks, enhancing their productivity. So far, building AI tools needed coding knowledge. Python is a must. Understanding of APIs and integrating it was part of building even a tiny tool to answer questions based on a PDF.

Now, you can build an AI tool by giving prompts in English. ChatGPT4 users (those who have $20 per month subscription) can make GPTs (generative pre-trained transformers), custom versions of ChatGPT, and build tiny tools that can help to improve productivity.

GPTs cater to various needs, including language learning and technical assistance, by combining user-defined instructions, knowledge, and capabilities.

How To Build A GPT

  1. Start the Process: Visit OpenAI’s website. Once there, you can either choose ‘Create a GPT’ directly or select ‘My GPTs’ after clicking on your name.

  2. Building Your GPT: In the ‘Create’ section, you’ll find the GPT Builder. Just type in what you want your GPT to do, like designing visuals for new products or assisting in software development.

  3. Personalise Your GPT: The ‘Configure’ tab is where you give your GPT a unique identity. Name it, describe its purpose, and choose its capabilities, such as web browsing or image creation.

  4. Publish and Share: Once you’re satisfied with your creation, hit ‘Publish’. You can keep it to yourself or share it with others.

For those who want more control, the GPT Editor offers advanced settings. Individuals have the freedom to select or upload an image that represents their AI. GPT itself suggests the name for the GPT based on the prompt you write to build an AI tool. It also creates a logo icon as a suggestion.

Personalising AI

Creators can provide specific instructions to shape the AI’s behaviour, functions, and set boundaries for what it should avoid. They can suggest easy conversation starters.

Enhancing the AI’s knowledge base is another feature, allowing the upload of additional materials for reference. After uploading each knowledge base in PDF or text format, it responds by saying ‘GPT behaviours updated’ showing that it has learned. This update includes the ability to add special capabilities like web browsing, image creation with DALL·E, and advanced data analysis.

OpenAI’s platform makes it incredibly easy for anyone to create a personalised AI assistant, tailored to their specific needs and preferences.

GPTs, including DALL·E3, are categorised into types for creating art, aiding in writing, enhancing productivity, supporting research and analysis, assisting in programming, facilitating education, and helping with lifestyle tasks. One example is the Cinematic Visuals Creator with single word prompting.

The new GPT store enables creators to develop, earn from, and distribute their custom GPT creations, similar to an app marketplace. There are GPTs created by the ChatGPT team too. You can also find trending GPTs, and curated weekly top picks.

Monetising GPTs in India may be gradual, yet they offer a platform to display skills in prompt engineering, innovative product design, and logical reasoning. Build and distribute GPTs to market yourself in this Gen AI era, and get interesting connected opportunities.

Krishna Kumar is CEO of GreenPepper, Innovation Coach and Motivational Speaker. Views are personal, and do not represent the stand of this publication.