GPTs are continuing to be a hot topic, and it’s getting even better with Custom GPTs where you can now create your own custom versions of ChatGPT that include a combination of instructions, knowledge and skills - to fit unique tasks.
What Are Custom GPTs?
OpenAI recently launched its GPT Store, in which you can create custom GPTs that are trained on your specific instructions and knowledge base, so you can have a GPT that supports you and your team for exactly what you want and need. Custom GPTs offer users the ability to create a tailored solution to their daily tasks and objectives, for example, generation learning objectives.
Building a custom GPT does not require any code - all you need is to be able to create one with enough instructions and knowledge, and you’re good to go. Once you have created your Custom GPT, you can upload it onto the GPT Store, allowing anyone from around the world to have access and make use of it.
Standard ChatGPT vs Custom GPTs
Custom GPTs offer users a more specific GPT that can accommodate their objectives compared to the standard base ChatGPT. The GPT store offers hundreds of GPTs that are customized for a single purpose, unlike the standard ChatGPT, which aims to be a jack of all trades.
With the use of Custom GPTs, users will spend less time prompting GPTs to produce their specific outcomes through prompt engineering and be able to access Custom GPTs that are fit for specific purposes.
Creating Custom GPTs
If you would like an in-depth guide, please refer to our separate article on How to Make Custom ChatGPT Models: 5 Easy Steps to Personalized GPTs. Below, we've summarized the main steps.
To start your Custom GPT journey, you will need access to ChatGPT Plus.
- When you log in, you will see an ‘Explore’ button on the left-hand side at the top.
- Click on ‘Explore’ and it will direct you to the GPT Store.
- At the top of the page, it will say ‘Create a GPT’, click on this.
Create a Custom GPT
On the left side, it will have a ‘Create’ tab where you can use plain language to customize your own GPT through prompting. You also have a ‘Configure tab’ where you can provide more information about the Custom GPT, such as the name, description, and what exactly the GPT does and what it should not do.
When you make changes in the ‘Create’ and Configure’ tab, you will see these live updates In the preview window on the right-hand side and message your GPT to assess its abilities.
You want to start by prompting your custom GPT in the ‘Create’ tab, for example, ‘I want to create a custom GPT that has expert AI and machine learning knowledge.’ It will ask you a series of questions to cater your custom GPT to exactly how you would like it.
As you can see in the image below, the prompts have been updated on the live preview on the left. You will also see that on the left-hand side, there are conversation starters such as ‘Let's chat about your ML project!’.
Create a Custom GPT
If you move over to your ‘Configure’ tab, you will see that some of the information has been automatically added in. You can name your Custom GPT and also add and remove any conversation starters.
Top 10 Custom GPTs for Different Domains
The GPT store has thousands of Custom GPTs to choose from, making it difficult to know which is the best for specific domains. This section will go through the best Custom GPTs for specific domains such as data science, coding, marketing, and more.
Best Custom GPTs for Data Science
1. Data Analyst
Ever needed to create data visualizations quickly? With the Data Analyst Custom GPT, you can drop in any file, and it can help not only analyze the data but also turn it into data visualizations. Let’s give it a go with the Bike Sharing Demand dataset on the DataCamp workspace.
The Data Analyst GPT will load the data from the file to understand its structure and content and then move on to the analysis and visualization phase. Once it has analyzed the data, the custom GPT will ask for guidance on the focus of the analysis and will produce a visualization, as shown in the image below:
Data Analyst Custom GPT
2. Data Analytica
Data Analytica is a custom GPT that provides users with expert knowledge and assistance about all things data analysis. The custom GPT uses 2800+ pages of data analysis documentation to provide optimized performance. Data Analytica caters to those who require guidance with descriptive statistics, data cleaning, inferential analysis, data management, and exploratory analysis techniques.
Advanced Custom GPTs for Coding
If you need assistance with coding-related tasks, such as writing code, debugging, creating data visualizations, or handling different files, Codey custom GPT does exactly that. The custom GPT is catered to both beginners and experienced programmers who are looking for an efficient way to solve coding challenges.
As you can see in the example below, Codey has not only provided me with a definition but also a breakdown along with a step-by-step implementation in Python.
Codey Custom GPT
Grimoire is a custom coding GPT that brings a new concept of Prompt-gramming. With this custom GPT, you can write code for everything. From creating a website to debugging. If you want to explore the creative side of coding, explore with Grimoire.
Best Custom GPTs for Marketing and SEO
SEObot is a fully autonomous SEO custom GPT that caters to busy founders or other c-suite members to focus on product development whilst being able to drive organic traffic to their websites through the power of SEO. The custom GPT will ask for your website details so that it can analyse your current website content and ensure that the SEO is in line with your overall message.
Let’s run with the example that you are a CEO and you don’t have the time to focus on SEO articles for your website and need assistance:
SEObot Custom GPT
6. Thread Weaver
Marketing aspects such as the use of social media platforms, for example, X (Twitter), are important in driving traffic and keeping your community engaged. Thread Weaver is a custom GPT that can create Twitter threads from various sources, such as articles and YouTube videos. You can also create engaging thumbnails for each thread to enhance your engagement through visuals and click-through rates.
Want to learn more about the future of marketing and analytics, tune into Episode 174 of our podcast The Future of Marketing Analytics with Cory Munchbach, CEO at BlueConic.
Innovative GPTs for Image Generation
ChatGPT Plus and Bing both now run DALL-E 3, Built into ChatGPT, a text-to-image model that specializes in generating images for users based on their prompts. The user inputs text-based descriptions, and DALLE turns them into artistic and creative imagery. DALLE can be used for a variety of cases, such as personal projects, website images, or just for fun.
If you are a beginner and would like to learn more about DALL-E 3, have a read through An Introduction to Using DALL-E 3: Tips, Examples, and Features.
If you are looking for a more comprehensive overview, learn more with A Comprehensive Guide to the DALL-E 3 API.
Many have used Canva for social media posts, sales decks, and more. The Canva custom GPT is for those who want to create visual designs with ease. The Canva GPT takes the visual workload off and creates presentations, logos, and social media posts for you.
Fun and Games with Custom GPTs
9. Game Time
Ever started to play a game and been confused about how the game works? Game Time is a custom GPT that quickly explains board and card games regardless of your age. If you want the custom GPT to explain it to you like a 5-year-old - it can.
Craft your personalized Spotify playlist with PlaylistAI so that it caters to your tastes and preferences. With seamless integration with Spotify, users will always have fresh new music added to their customized playlists using advanced algorithms that understand the user's preference.
Leveraging Custom GPTs for Maximum Benefit
When looking into building a custom GPT, you want to ensure that you can reap all the benefits, and there are a few ways that can ensure that you do so.
Integrating Custom GPTs into Daily Workflows
If you’re an avid user of GPTs, you are naturally improving your daily workflow by completing day-to-day tasks. When you have a specific task at hand that needs to have a curated focus, for example, marketing SEO content, a custom GPT will significantly enhance the productivity and efficiency of your workflow.
For example, data analysts can use custom GPTs such as Data Analytica to summarize data findings, generate reports, and create data visualizations. Teaching professionals can benefit from custom GPTs such as Smart ESL Teaching Assistant to create learning material that adapts to various learning levels.
There is a wide range of use cases where custom GPTs have been and continue to be highly beneficial to people from different backgrounds, careers, and age groups.
Training Custom GPTs
The use of custom GPTs is to ensure it is equipped with specialized knowledge for a specific use case. Training your custom GPT model with your own data with relevant text, images, and other work examples is a good practice to fine-tune your model for your specific use case.
If you want your custom GPT to be personal to you or your business, you will need to ensure that it is being fed with the right data. See it as having regular meals to fuel you for your busy day, custom GPTs need the same fuel in terms of accurate and specific data.
Integrating with existing tools
Integrating existing tools with current software tools can improve your workflow productivity. For example, API integrations to combine your content management system with your data analysis custom GPT can provide smooth access to quick and efficient analysis of custom relationships and areas of focus.
Platforms such as Zapier can draft automated responses for a new customer query in the CRM using the custom GPT model, which not only enhances productivity but also ensures that the workflow process is streamlined as smoothly as possible, benefiting employees' workload.
In this article, we have explored what custom GPTs are, standard GPTs vs custom GPTs, and a list of the best custom GPTs based on use cases. Custom GPTs support everyday people with their daily tasks. Business owners now have readily available GPTs that can help in their data analytics, marketing, image creation, and more.
Whether it is for personal or professional use, having a range of custom GPTs that can support you in different areas of your work will effectively improve your daily workflow by enhancing productivity and creativity and aiding in the decision-making process.
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