OpenAI's GPT Store plans revealed!

PLUS: Google Bard Advanced leaked...

Welcome, AI enthusiasts.

After a bit of boardroom drama slowed plans, OpenAI’s GPT Store is finally set to launch next week — in a potential App Store moment for the custom bots.

Will newfound discoverability (and potential revenue sharing) unlock a new wave of AI businesses and creators? Let’s get into it…

In today’s AI rundown:

  • OpenAI’s GPT Store launching next week

  • Leak: Google developing premium Bard Advanced

  • How to design realistic room interiors with Midjourney

  • New AI technique restores faces while preserving identity

  • 10 new AI tools & 4 new AI jobs

  • More AI & tech news

Read time: 4 minutes



Image source: OpenAI DevDay

The Rundown: OpenAI plans to launch its previously teased GPT store next week, the company just announced in an email to developers — allowing users to easily share, discover, and profit from custom GPT creations.

The details:

  • The GPT Store was initially slated for November but was pushed back amidst OpenAI’s leadership chaos.

  • OpenAI has hinted at a revenue-sharing model based on community usage, allowing creators to profit from their custom GPTs.

  • A leaderboard will surface the top GPTs in the store, with OpenAI also spotlighting ‘the most useful and delightful’ creations in various categories.

  • Chats are not shared with the GPT builder, and users also have the option to keep a GPT private and internal.

Why it matters: Is this the App Store moment for GPTs? The discoverability and revenue sharing of a GPT Store will open a brand new distribution platform for creators — enabling a new wave of AI builders (and encouraging others to build on OpenAI’s platform).

P.S. — If you’re interested in building your own custom GPT, check out our tutorial to start creating!


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Image source: Dylan Roussel (@evowizz) on X

The Rundown: Newly discovered code and screenshots suggest Google is working on a paid "Bard Advanced" option powered by its top-tier AI model Gemini Ultra, along with new customization features.

The details:

  • The advanced tier will leverage its not yet publicly available Gemini Ultra model, expected to be multimodal and rival GPT-4 in capabilities.

  • Unlike the basic free Bard, the advanced tier looks to be available via a paid Google One subscription — with the tech giant offering a 3-month free trial.

  • Also uncovered is a tool codenamed ‘Motoko’, which will reportedly allow users to create custom bots (similar to the GPT Store).

  • Additional features discovered include prompt "power ups" to enhance responses and "Gallery" to showcase use cases.

Why it matters: With Ultra expected to be Google’s top-of-the-line model, will a premium launch finally vault Bard into the convo for top LLM? With Gemini’s previous drama surrounding its demo and capabilities, Ultra will need to live up to some major hype to entice users to switch from other paid options.


Image source: Midjourney

The Rundown: Midjourney has become incredibly adept at generating realistic (or terrifying, in Ethan’s examples) interior spaces thanks to its extensive real estate image training. With a simple prompt, you can visualize custom room designs in seconds.


  1. Open Midjourney and type /imagine.

  2. Simple prompts work great — include any specific details of the room you’d like to create.

  3. Prompt example above: “a photo of a modern high-end bathroom with luxury marble floors and granite countertops, a double vanity, a jacuzzi tub, toilet, and warm, soothing lighting”

  4. Tweak, remix, and vary the output as needed. If you want to get weird, try some of Ethan’s suggestions (like a modern living room with a bottomless pit)


Image source: UCLA, Snap

The Rundown: Researchers from UCLA and Snap just introduced a new AI approach called dual-pivot tuning that leverages personal photos to customize image restoration models, better preserving individual facial features.

The details:

  • The approach addresses the common issue of diffusion restoration models not retaining unique identities well.

  • It involves fine-tuning the text-to-image model on a few photos to embed the person's features, then tuning a separate guiding encoder without personalization to retain image integrity.

  • Testing showed strong results for matching identity while improving on general image quality over existing generic techniques.

Why it matters: By balancing identity preservation with output quality, this new approach could significantly improve facial restoration from low-quality images across applications like Metaverse avatars.


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  • AlloBot- Connects a GPT agent to a phone number for sales or customer support (link)

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AI entrepreneur Allie K. Miller revealed her 2023 AI Awards, naming The Rundown AI as the top news feed of the year! 🏆 🥳

OpenAI is reportedly offering news publishers ‘as little as’ $1M to $5M annually to license copyrighted articles for training models like ChatGPT.

AI-powered search engine Perplexity announced a $73.6M Series B raise at a $520M valuation, with new investors including NVIDIA and Jeff Bezos.

Logan Kilpatrick, Developer Relations Lead at OpenAI, shared that the platform’s GPT builder is a GPT itself, providing behind-the-scenes information to help users build custom bots.

A new study polling over 2,700 AI researchers found that 58% estimate a 5% chance of AI causing human extinction.

Elvis Evolution will use AI and holographic projection to bring a digital Elvis Presley to the London stage later this year for AI-generated performances.

Google DeepMind unveiled new robotics research, including AutoRT for data collection, SARA-RT for faster transformers, and RT-Trajectory for better motion generalization.



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