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AutoGPT: The New Kid on the AI Block That’s Changing Everything!

ChatGPT, an artificial intelligence model created by OpenAI, has garnered a massive following, with many people eagerly anticipating every update.

But what makes ChatGPT and OpenAI so special?

The answer lies in their revolutionary impact on the AI industry.

OpenAI’s groundbreaking work has paved the way for numerous individuals to build their own AI tools, many of which are being sold at incredibly high prices. It may seem unbelievable, but people are willing to pay dollars for these tools.

So, how are these individuals creating AI-related products with such ease? The answer is simple: Thanks to OpenAI API.

With the help of the OpenAI API, anyone can create their own AI products, even without a background in programming. In fact, there is a comprehensive guide available that teaches users how to utilize the OpenAI API and build AI products with practical examples.

It’s not just ChatGPT that is impressing people. Other AI tools built with the help of OpenAI are also wowing the tech world. So much so, that even I wrote a couple of posts related to AI tools. Even Microsoft Edge and Canva have integrated several AI features into them.

And now, there’s a new kid on the block — Auto-GPT — which utilizes the capabilities of ChatGPT to deliver impressive results.

According to the official GitHub repo, Auto-GPT is an experimental open-source application showcasing the capabilities of the GPT-4 language model. This program, driven by GPT-4, chains together LLM “thoughts”, to autonomously achieve whatever goal you set.

As one of the first examples of GPT-4 running fully autonomously, Auto-GPT pushes the boundaries of what is possible with AI.

And here are some of the features of ChatGPT.

Src: GitHub


Before you can start using AutoGPT, there are several prerequisites that need to be met.

Firstly, you will need to have a code editor, such as Visual Studio Code, installed on your computer.

Additionally, you will need to have Python installed on your computer, as AutoGPT is built on top of this programming language.

Finally, you should have git installed, which is a version control system that allows you to manage your code and collaborate with others more efficiently.

Getting Started

Firstly, navigate to your preferred directory where you would like to clone the Auto-GPT repository.

In this example, we will navigate to the desktop folder by opening the terminal and typing:

cd Desktop

Once you have navigated to the desired directory, clone the Auto-GPT repository by running the following command:

git clone https://github.com/Significant-Gravitas/Auto-GPT.git

After the cloning process has been completed, navigate to the newly created Auto-GPT directory.

cd Auto-GPT

And, install the required dependencies.

pip install -r requirements.txt

Before running the program, you will need to add your OpenAI API key. Detailed instructions on how to obtain and add your API key can be found in one of our previous posts.

Once you have your API key, rename the .env.template file to .env and paste your API key in the following format:


After completing this setup, you can run the program in the terminal by running the following command:

python -m autogpt

Initially, the program will prompt for the name of the AI. For our recipe-related question(an example from the official GitHub repository), let’s give the name “Chef-GPT”.

Next, we need to provide the role of AI, which determines its purpose.

In this case, we will describe it as “an AI designed to browse the web to discover the next upcoming event and invent a unique and original recipe that would suit it”.

Finally, the program will ask for the definition of 5 goals that you want to accomplish in a step-by-step process. For this example, we will define 3 goals:

Goal 1: Invent an original and out-of-the-box recipe to suit a current event, such as Easter.

Goal 2: Save the resulting recipe to the file.

Goal 3: Shut down upon achieving your goal.

After defining the goals, simply press enter to proceed. Here is the whole process as we defined above.

The program will then prompt for authorization. Press ‘y’ to view each and every step or ‘y -N’ to run N continuous commands. For this example, we entered ‘y’ 3–4 times.

Finally, the program will output the name of the generated file, in this case, “Lemon_Berry_Crostini.txt”.

Here is the output:

Recipe: Lemon Berry Crostini with Goat Cheese

-1 baguette, sliced into crostini rounds
-4 oz goat cheese, softened
-2 tbsp honey
-1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
-1/4 cup mixed berries (such as raspberries, blackberries, or blueberries)
-1/4 cup fresh mint, chopped


1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Place the baguette rounds onto a large baking sheet and bake until golden brown and crispy, about 6–8 minutes.

2. In a mixing bowl, combine the softened goat cheese with honey and lemon juice. Dip each crostini round into the goat cheese mixture.

3. Top the crostini with mixed berries and chopped mint.

Serve immediately and enjoy your delicious, unique Easter recipe!

Now let’s take some more examples from Twitter.

1. AutoGPT conducts product research and writes a summary of the best headphones


Linus, who is an AI educator and consultant, recently shared on Twitter about his use of AutoGPT to conduct market research on various headphones available in the market today.

He was able to compile a list of 5 headphones, complete with their advantages and disadvantages as well as their prices.

2. Say Goodbye to Social Media Stress with AutoGPT


Here, Greg demonstrated how Auto-GPT can assist in managing social media accounts for businesses by achieving goals related to retweets, likes, and sales. The program can generate top-notch content, schedule posts, and even respond to customer inquiries.

If you are interested in learning more about this, you can visit the Twitter link provided.

Hope you like it.