Plugins enable third parties to build on top of ChatGPT platform with web browser & code generation included.
OpenAI released today ChatGPT Plugins¹. The new feature includes built in web browser and code interpreter — I think impacting a heavy way on how internet is used today. OpenAI is apart open sourcing knowledge retrieval plugin, to let developers build on top of it.
Plugins integrate inside ChatGPT:
- Taking actions: reserve a restaurant, hotel rooms, etc
- Real-time services like sports scores or weather information.
- Include knowledge from documentation: a contract, process etc.
Few plugins are already available: Expedia, FiscalNote, Instacart, KAYAK, Klarna, Milo, OpenTable, Shopify, Slack, Speak, Wolfram, and Zapier. Most interestingly, developers can built their own plugin inside the platform — enabling major market opportunity.
Let’s take a closer look!
The best way to start building Plugins is via the waitlist³, because it lets alpha-testers to share their plugins with additional 15 testers. OpenAI will later enable a “Submit plugins for review”-form to add new plugins. So, the waitlist gives a head up for developers.
Plugins will be discoverable from: Plugins from the model picker. Scroll to “Plugin store” — “Install an unverified plugin” or add as developer a new plugin by “Develop your own plugin”.
ChatGPT users will need to manually enable a plugin in their ChatGPT User Interface (UI). In this step, the Plugins may enable the OAuth-authentication particular for the plugin.
OpenAI will add a hidden description for user prompts including:
- Plugin description,
Create a Plugin
Plugins are created in the following way:
- Build your plugin — start by modifying the“Retrieval”-plugin
- Host your plugin manifest-file — exampledomain.com/.well-known/plugin_name.json
- Register your plugin in ChatGPT UI — select hosting…