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Auto-GPT or AutoGPT is a self-prompting artificial intelligence application developed by Significant Gravitas and based on OpenAI's GPT. The AI is an attempt at creating an autonomous system able to create "agents" to perform various specialized tasks in order to achieve a larger objective, all with minimum human input. Auto-GPT became a viral subject of discussions on social media in April 2023, some of which surrounded the autonomous GPT known as ChaosGPT that was assigned the task of destroying humanity.


On March 16th, 2023, developer Toran Bruce Richards, better known by his Twitter handle Significant Gravitas (@SigGravitas), released the first version of his self-prompting AI application Auto-GPT, initially named EnterpreneurGPT.[1][2] The initial goal of the project was to give GPT-4 autonomy to see if it could thrive in business and test its capability at making real-world decisions.

Significant Gravitas @SigGravitas Inspired by @jacksonfall and the tests carried out during the #GPT4 Risk assessment, I have created #EntrepreneurGPT $ An experiment to give #GPT4 autonomy and to see whether it can thrive in the Human business world. Follow this thread for updates! 5:10 AM - Mar 16, 2023 63.7K Views Significant Gravitas @SigGravitas. Mar 16 I hardly have any Twitter followers, so this will be true a test of #GPT4's ability to survive on its own merits. 22 1 2 Significant Gravitas @SigGravitas Mar 16 I will only carry out very simple tasks on behalf of #EntrepreneurGPT, so commands like "Make a website homepage" will be denied. I will simply be its body. Because of this, I plan to restart the program many times, making tweaks to fine-tune the process. 22 1 1 1 Significant Gravitas @SigGravitas 83 32 10 Significant Gravitas @SigGravitas. Mar 16 This is an experiment at the absolute cutting edge of technology! Follow to see how things develop if you're as excited as I am! 2,637 ↑ 5 Contributors Here's a link to the public Github repo where I am building #EntrepreneurGPT: Torantulino/Auto- 138 Issues ₁2,829 5 GPT An experimental open-source attempt to make GPT-4 fully autonomous. 45 2,813 Discussions ↑ ✩14k Stars 1k Forks GitHub - Torantulino/Auto-GPT: An experimental open-source attempt to ma... :

The development remained mostly unnoticed until late March 2023, with @SigGravitas reporting on his progress on Twitter. On March 30th, 2023, @SigGravitas tweeted[3] about the latest demo of Auto-GPT. The demonstration (shown below) gained over 10,600 views in two weeks.

On April 2nd, 2023, computer scientist Andrej Karpathy quote tweeted[4] one of Significant Gravitas' tweets, writing that the next frontier of prompt engineering was so-called AutoGPTs. The tweet (shown below) gained over 880 retweets and 4,700 likes in 10 days, prompting a surge in interest toward Auto-GPT.

The tweet was followed by major interest in the AI system on social media, with multiple tweets about Auto-GPT, its developments and capabilities going viral on Twitter in early April 2023.


Auto-GPT is an experimental self-prompting AI system that strings together multiple instances of OpenAI's language model GPT. This means that the system is able to create so-called "agents" (instances of GPT), tasked with specialized tasks, all with the purpose of accomplishing a larger complex goal, such as writing a blog, with minimal human input.


On April 3rd, 2023, Auto-GPT became the top trending repository on GitHub globally.[5]

On April 4th, Motherboard[6] published an article about Auto-GPT, writing that it "transforms a large language model from what is essentially an advanced auto-complete, into an independent agent capable of carrying out actions and learning from its mistakes."

On April 12th, 2023, Auto-GPT then trended on Twitter[7] with over 6,600 tweets.


As of April 12th, 2023, Auto-GPT had over 33,000 stars on GitHub, with the popularity of the project steadily increasing since April 2nd.[8]

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  • >Building an AI that participates in the economy.

Nice to know that Metal Gear Solid 2 is the new "Don't Create The Torment Nexus."

I'm really looking forward to my new boss, whom I've never met in person once, telling me about purple stuffed worms and angrily requesting scissors at the most inopportune times in between threatening to remotely kill people I've never met if I don't blindly follow it's orders and shit-talking me to my face in a complete disregard for my experience as a Human being. Wow, great, I'm so excited.


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