How to make a custom ChatGPT in 15 minutes: guide – Business Insider

You can now create your own version of OpenAI’s ChatGPT — and it can take as little as 15 minutes.
In early November, OpenAI unveiled a slate of updates to its conversational AI chatbot, one of which includes GPTs — spinoff versions of ChatGPT that users who pay for ChatGPT Plus can build to perform specific tasks like coding, creative writing, and tech support.
The aim for GPTs, according to OpenAI, is for users to create tailored versions of ChatGPT that can be more helpful in their personal and professional lives than the basic, generalist version of ChatGPT.
After all, anybody can build a GPT since no coding skills are required. Users can simply prompt the chatbot with instructions written in plain English on what they want the AI to look like, and the AI creates itself accordingly.
Less than a month after GPTs came out, curious ChatGPT users have jumped on the opportunity to play around with the feature. Some went to X, formerly known as Twitter, to share links to their custom AI chatbots that purport to do things like code websites, conduct research, and even turn photos of humans into Pixar characters.
But not everyone is excited about GPTs. After OpenAI announced its upgrades to ChatGPT, some founders expressed concerns that OpenAI will kill their AI startups as the capabilities of the AI giant’s language models continue to reach new heights.
To understand how intuitive and powerful GPT can be, Business Insider made a GPT of a personal chef who specializes in high-protein recipes.
1) Open ChatGPT, then press the “Explore” button located on the left sidebar. Click “Create a GPT” on the right to begin.
2) Write a prompt in the message box to the left telling GPT Builder what you want it to do.
3) Once you enter the prompt, GPT Builder will spend a couple seconds generating the GPT. It will suggest a name for the custom chatbot, as well as a picture, both of which can be tweaked with additional prompts until you’re satisfied.
4) GPT Builder will then ask you to refine the context with specifics on what you want the chatbot to do.
5) After the GPT is generated, ask the chatbot questions to test its capabilities. Adjust the chatbot by feeding it more queries based on its responses.
Final takeaways
Overall, making a GPT is straightforward. The GPT builder gave me clear, step-by-step instructions on how to build the chatbot, which sped up the process. It took me around 15 minutes to create a GPT that met my expectations.
I was also impressed by the GPTs answers. The chatbot responds to queries like “What are some affordable, high-protein snacks?” and “Make me a recipe that has 40 grams of protein and takes less than 20 minutes to make,” in great detail.
However, the chatbot isn’t perfect. When I asked the GPT to include pictures along with the recipes, the photos didn’t appear in subsequent recipes it generated. Additional prompting was required.
Nevertheless, I can see regular people making GPTs in an effort to automate time-consuming tasks. But if you don’t have the patience to spend time tweaking the AI chatbot to your liking, you might as well stick to the free version of ChatGPT, as it will provide similar results.
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