Before we look into How to use AutoGPT, Let’s take brief look on what is Auto GPT? AutoGPT is an open-source Python tool created by a developer named Significant Gravitas and was recently shared on GitHub on March 30, 2023. It utilizes the advanced technology of GPT-4 to enable the AI to operate independently, without requiring constant user input.
AutoGPT is designed to achieve a specific goal by taking a series of steps in a predetermined sequence. This concept of an AI system acting independently is commonly referred to as “AI agents.” With Auto-GPT, these agents can access the internet and execute actions on a computer without the constant need for user intervention at every stage.
Note: If you don’t know anything about coding, directly check the second method for how to use Auto GPT in Mac, Windows, Android And iOS.
Similar to many other projects hosted on GitHub, setting up Auto-GPT is not as straightforward as downloading a single file or visiting a website. It requires meeting specific prerequisites before beginning.
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First Method: How To Access Auto GPT (For Coders Only)
- Git (you can use GitHub for desktop)
- Python 3.7 or later
- OpenAI API key
- PineCone API key
Step 1: OpenAI And PineCone API Creation
Before using Auto-GPT, it is necessary to create accounts on OpenAI and PineCone and get their respective API keys.
- To register on OpenAI’s website, navigate to their page.
- Create a new secret key from the API keys tab on your Accounts page.
- It’s important to note that the key cannot be obtained through the online interface, so make sure to keep a copy.
- Afterward, create an account on PineCone and visit the API keys tab to copy and securely save the environment and value.
Step 2: Setting Up AutoGPT
1. Clone the repository for Auto-GPT – To clone the project, use Git Bash and enter the following command:
git clone https://github.com/Torantulino/Auto-GPT.git
2. Save the Dependencies – Go to the folder for the Auto-GPT project:
pip install -r requirements.txt
Next, rename.env.template to.env and enter your OpenAI and PineCone API keys and environments into the appropriate fields.
3. Test Run – Run the main.py Python script in a terminal. After running the following command, the following screen ought to appear:
Add —gpt3only to the end of the command if you don’t have access to the GPT-4 API.
Once Auto-GPT is properly configured, it can generate text based on your input. For example, if you ask Auto-GPT to create a 1000-word essay on a specific topic, it will produce the content for you. Here’s an example:
Step 3: Describe The Function Of The AI
To specify its function, let’s call the configured Auto-GPT as “AI-writer.” Its purpose is to collect information from the internet and produce a unique, coherent, and up-to-date essay on a particular topic using AI technology.
Step 4: Define The Objectives
To wrap up, we need to define the goals that we want our AI writer, “AI-writer,” to achieve. Here are three objectives that can be set as an example:
- Objective 1: Search the internet for information about the release of ChatGPT plugins.
- Objective 2: Generate a 1000-word essay with an introduction, body, and conclusion on why the ChatGPT plugins are revolutionary.
- Objective 3: Produce a 200-word summary of the essay.
Note: If “continuous mode” is not enabled, the AI may require manual permission to continue generating responses. After a few iterations, you should be able to obtain both the 1000-word article and the 200-word summary.
If you’re still facing problems while installing AutoGPT, Please check out the below given step by step video tutorial on it.
Second Method: How To Use AutoGPT On iPhone, Android, Mac And Windows (Directly In Browser)
Here’s how to access Auto GPT directly on Mac, Windows, Android and iPhone: Agent GPT
Note: Sometime because of huge traffic, they may ask you to add your own OpenAI API. You can read above ‘how to create OpenAI API’ (it’s simple).
Note: Here’s how mobile users with some coding experience can use AutoGPT on Replit.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What Is AutoGPT?
AutoGPT is an open-source Python tool created by a developer named Significant Gravitas and was recently shared on GitHub on March 30, 2023.
It utilizes the advanced technology of GPT-4 to enable the AI to operate independently, without requiring constant user input.
How Does Auto-GPT work?
AutoGPT is an AI tool that uses GPT’s advanced text creation capabilities to break down its phases into “thoughts,” “reasoning,” and “criticism.”
It takes input in the form of keywords or phrases and generates relevant and coherent text that includes the given keywords.
AutoGPT uses a unique keyword insertion method to guide the generation process and ensure that the keywords are used appropriately.
The AI tool also uses an objective that promotes diversity, encouraging the production of varied and novel texts while maintaining fluency and coherence.
How Do I Access AutoGPT?
There are two methods to use AutoGPT. 1. You can directly use AutoGPT in iPhone, Mac, Android or Windows using AgentGPT. 2. You can do your own setup (Steps are given in the article).