New, Autonomous ‘AI agents’ Act on Their Own, Rewrite Their Own Code

Auto-GPT, the latest major player on the AI scene, can assign itself tasks to achieve a larger goal, search the web and even improve its own code.

The launch of Auto-GPT last week — an artificial intelligence program capable of acting on its own and improving itself over time — has sparked the rise of autonomous “AI agents” that some believe could revolutionize the way we work and live.

Unlike current systems like ChatGPT, which require manual commands for every task, AI agents are capable of assigning themselves new objectives to work on with the aim of reaching a greater goal, and without much need for human input — an unprecedented level of autonomy for AI models like GPT-4.

As the technology is still in its early infancy, experts say it’s difficult to forecast its future implications. Here’s what you need to know.

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