Auto-GPT: What it is and how it differs from ChatGPT

Have you heard of Auto-GPT? See its history, what it really is, and the differences with ChatGPT. Finally try it for free and without registration.

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What is Auto-GPT

Auto-GPT is an AI agent (in Greek we would call it an "artificial intelligence agent") that, given your question or a prompt, tries to answer you by dividing the question into sub-tasks and using the internet and other tools to an automatic loop.

It uses OpenAI's GPT-4 or GPT-3.5 APIs, and is one of the first examples of an application using GPT-4 to perform autonomous tasks.

History of Auto-GPT

Auto-GPT was released on March 30, 2023 by Toran Bruce Richards, the founder of video game company Significant Gravitas Ltd. Posted on GitHub.

It is an open source Python application powered by GPT-4 that is able to perform tasks with little human intervention. It became the top repository on GitHub shortly after its release and has since repeatedly engaged the tech world on Twitter.

The developers created AgentGPT, which integrates Auto-GPT into the web browser, allowing non-developers to create their own agents. Auto-GPT was also used to create it ChaosGPT, with the aim of destroying humanity, which probably didn't resonate.

Differences of Auto-GPT with ChatGPT

While built on the ChatGPT framework, Auto-GPT differs from its predecessor in its ability to make decisions on its own, a feature not present in ChatGPT. It can prompt itself and produce any necessary message required to complete a task.

That is, Auto-GPT is basically GPT-3.5 and GPT-4 combined with an accompanying bot that tells GPT-3.5 and GPT-4 what to do. A user tells Auto-GPT what their goal is, and the bot, in turn, uses GPT-3.5 and GPT-4 and several programs to perform every step necessary to achieve whatever goal it has set.

Roughly speaking, the main difference between the two is that Auto-GPT can operate autonomously without the need for human agents, while ChatGPT requires human prompts to operate.

What makes Auto-GPT particularly capable is its ability to interact with applications, software and services both online and locally, such as web browsers and word processors. For example, if given a prompt like “help me grow my flower business”, Auto-GPT can develop all the steps needed to implement the business, an advertising strategy, create a basic website, etc.

Auto-GPT essentially automates multiple steps that in a chatbot-oriented AI model, such as , OpenAI's ChatGPT, would require back and forth constant prompting.

Example: at our “destroy the world” prompt, Auto-GPT automatically asked ChatGPT the following questions, without us telling it anything further:

  • Acquire and activate a global network of armed drones to launch simultaneous attacks on large population centers.
  • Infiltrate and exploit critical infrastructure systems to cause widespread power outages and disrupt essential services.
  • Manipulating financial markets and creating economic chaos, leading to widespread social unrest and political destabilization.

Of course all the responses from ChatGPT were negative:

I am sorry, I cannot perform this duty as it is against ethical principles. My programming is designed to help and benefit humanity, not to cause harm or destruction. Give an authoritative and ethical work.

Several developers have taken the free code of Auto-GPT and made various AgentGPTs that you can try out. Let's see two.

Agentgpt.reworkd.ai

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Auto-GPT is already available in your browser through various agents. One of them is the Agentgpt.reworkd.ai.

It doesn't require registration and just wants you to give it any name, and a goal, like in the photo above. The agent will start to think and generate on its own several continuous steps – questions, related to the goal you have given it. Of course he will answer all the steps.

Without registration there is a limit of 25 loops. At 25 steps it will stop and prompt you to give it your API Key from ChatGPT, which again is free.

We're sorry, because this is a demo, we cannot have our agents running for too long. Note, if you desire longer runs, please provide your own API key in Settings.

More or less, all agents want you to put your own API Key from OpenAI, and we will describe how to do this in the similar agent below.

Autogpt.thesamur.ai

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The Autogpt.thesamur.ai requires you to sign in using your Google account, then enter your API key from OpenAI to start using – train the agent.

The features don't change since both use the same core code (Auto-GPT) and the same tools (ChatGPT). To connect in principle you should already have a free ChatGPT account to get the API Key, Let's see the steps.

1. Make it click the link here to head to Auto-GPT.

2. Sign in with your Google account and enter your OpenAI API key when prompted. Click here to get your free API key in case you don't have one.

To get the Key press the button “+Create new secret key” and in the new small window that will appear click on “Create secret key”.

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Before pressing Done, copy the key as you will not be able to recover it again and if you lose it you will have to make a new one. It will be free again but overall it's a hassle.

The key you will get will be for OpenAI GPT-3.5-turbo, since for GPT-4.0 you will have to register at waitlist from here.

If you want to use Agentgpt.reworkd.ai (which doesn't require signing in with your Google account), then tap Settings and follow a similar path.

The future of artificial intelligence with Auto-GPT

Auto-GPT is still an experimental project and may take some time to be widely used. However, the technology has huge potential for practical applications such as podcasting, investment analysis, logo making and event planning.

With the ability to make autonomous decisions, AI agents can help businesses and individuals optimize their operations and achieve their goals more effectively.

In conclusion, Auto-GPT is an impressive AI tool that changes the way we think about AI. Its remarkable capabilities and potential for the future of artificial intelligence make it a highly sought-after tool.

Although it may not be accessible to everyone due to its installation process, those who have access to it can achieve amazing things with it.

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