OpenAI, the company responsible for the widely-used AI chatbot ChatGPT, is reportedly working on developing AI agents capable of automating intricate tasks by assuming control of devices. Led by Sam Altman, the company is renowned for its AI chatbot technology and gained significant traction with the release of ChatGPT in November 2022. As competitors like Google and Microsoft appear to be closing the gap in the AI chatbot competition, OpenAI is now focusing on creating a groundbreaking product.
OpenAI’s artificial intelligence agents
According to a report by The Information, the maker of ChatGPT is working on two artificial intelligence agents, the first of which could take over to automate tasks on the user’s device. The report states that this agent could transfer information from a document to a spreadsheet or complete an expense report and enter it into an accounting system. Currently, these tasks require a variety of human inputs, including multiple keystrokes and the use of multiple applications.
To perform this task, the AI agent needs permission to take over the device and the required files must be stored locally on the device itself. According to the report, OpenAI has trained its artificial intelligence agent about people using computers and how they work in different applications.
Another agent is said to handle web-based tasks. This includes booking airline tickets, collecting publicly available information and creating event plans. While the release date of these AI agents is not yet known, the report suggests that OpenAI has been developing them for over a year.
This revelation comes shortly after it was revealed that OpenAI CEO Sam Altman is in talks with investors to try to increase investment. According to a Wall Street Journal report, Altman aims to “increase the world’s chip-building capacity” and expand its AI capabilities.