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It’s been just two days since OpenAI introduced the world to its newest services at DevDay, its first developer conference in San Francisco, including: a GPT Builder that allows third parties to easily create their own simple, custom-built chatbot models. Specific tasks on OpenAI’s ChatGPT, as well as AI assistants that can connect to external applications, use intelligence from OpenAI’s GPT-4 model and new, reduced prices for many of its tools. Oh, and a new faster GPT-4 Turbo model.
While the broader enterprise software community is still digesting the avalanche of announcements, it turns out that demand for these features has already exceeded what OpenAI anticipated: OpenAI CEO Sam Altman said today in a post on social network that the phased release of GPT in particular, originally scheduled to be available to all GPT Plus and Enterprise subscribers on Monday, November 13, was delayed due to higher-than-anticipated usage of the company’s new tools.
Additionally, Altman warned of “service instability” due to the demand load of many new users pinging the company’s servers to access its models and new tools.
This coincides with what some users reported today about X, noting that service to ChatGPT in particular was interrupted.
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While Altman did not provide any updated details on the timeline for when GPT Builder and custom GPTs would be widely available, DevDay attendees and other select users were given early access.
Some of them have already started creating interesting new custom GPTs to perform tasks like creating original GIFs and product prototype images using OpenAI’s DALL-E 3 image generator model built into ChatGPT.
Although the increased use of these new features is causing a delay in OpenAI’s release plans, it ultimately seems like a good problem for the company, showing that people are clamoring for what it has to offer.
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