AutoGPT: An Autonomous GPT Agent

Recently released, AutoGPT is built on the GPT-4 architecture, enabling it to perform almost human-level tasks and function independently without user interference. Unlike ChatGPT, which is based on GPT-3.5 and accepts only textual inputs, AutoGPT benefits from the multimodal capabilities of GPT-4, allowing it to process both text and images as input.

AutoGPT is a free, open-source Python application available on GitHub. The tool employs a concept known as stacking to recursively call itself, using other models as tools or mediums to complete tasks. By combining the capabilities of GPT-3.5 and GPT-4, AutoGPT iterates on its own prompts to create full projects.

Is AutoGPT a stepping stone to artificial general intelligence (AGI)? That’s open for debate, but it is an interesting approach to increasing productivity – which we know is the key driver of economic growth.

Author’s note: This is not a sponsored post. I am the author of this article and it expresses my own opinions. I am not, nor is my company, receiving compensation for it.

About Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit



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