Auto-GPT tutorial: How to set up Auto-GPT

Thursday, April 27, 2023 by EmmanuelIriarte
Auto-GPT tutorial: How to set up Auto-GPT

Hey Friends! Are you ready to dive into the fascinating world of Auto-GPT and generative models? Well, hold onto something because we're about to embark on a journey to explore this cutting-edge technology. I promise that by the end of this tutorial, you'll be well-versed in setting up Auto-GPT and understanding its relationship with generative models, no matter your field of expertise. If you want to know more about ways how to use AutoGPT API for your business, we got you covered :)

So, what's the deal with Auto-GPT? Simply put, it's an incredibly powerful AI model designed for various tasks like text generation, translation, and other wonders. It works its magic using a technique called Generative Pre-trained Transformer (GPT), which is a type of generative model. Now, let's talk about generative models. They're AI models that can generate new data based on the patterns they've learned from existing data. Think of them as the master artists of the AI world, creating new, never-before-seen masterpieces. In a nutshell, Auto-GPT and generative models are like PB&J - a match made in heaven. They work in harmony to bring forth the remarkable power of AI, enabling us to tackle a wide array of problems with ease. Setting up Auto-GPT is much like assembling a jigsaw puzzle - you need to get all the pieces in the right place. First, you'll need to acquire a pre-trained GPT model, which you can do by browsing popular repositories like GitHub. Once you have the model, you can customize it according to your specific task by fine-tuning its parameters. And that's it, folks! You've now got a solid grasp of Auto-GPT and its relationship with generative models. Welcome to the future of AI! Exciting times await, so go forth and conquer the world of artificial intelligence..

Setting up Auto-GPT with memory

Ready to see Auto-GPT in action? Great! Just feed it some input data, and watch as it generates astonishingly relevant and coherent outputs. You'll be amazed at how well it grasps the nuances of language, making it a perfect tool for various applications. Setting up Auto-GPT is much like assembling a jigsaw puzzle - you need to get all the pieces in the right place. First, you'll need to acquire a pre-trained GPT model, which you can do by browsing popular repositories like GitHub. Once you have the model, you can customize it according to your specific task by fine-tuning its parameters. Now, let's learn how to set up this amazing Auto-GPT, shall we?๐Ÿš€

To set up Auto-GPT in your computer you will need the latest version of python ๐Ÿ.

1. Go to GitHub.

Go to the GitHub repository where you can find Auto-GPT source code ๐ŸŒ and copy the repository URL ๐Ÿ“‹

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2. Clone the repository.

Open the terminal of your computer ๐Ÿ’ป, navigate to where you would like to clone the repository and execute the following command:

git clone

3. Install the required dependencies.

Make sure you are in the directory where the repository was cloned (otherwise navigate to it using the โ€œcdโ€ command) and install all the required dependencies by executing the command:

pip install -r requirements.txt

4. Give Auto-GPT access to your API keys.

For Auto-GPT to work it needs access to GPT-4 (GPT-3.5 can also work but will return less favorable results and has a higher tendency to hallucinate), to configure the settings for Auto-GPT you need to set it up with your own API key ๐Ÿ”‘, if you donโ€™t have one you can get it from Open AIยดs website ๐ŸŒ For this you will need to create a new account (if you donยดt have one already) and click โ€œCreate new secret keyโ€ ๐Ÿ”

You can then give a name to your key, something like Auto-GPT and click create ๐Ÿ†•

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Remember to keep your key safely stored since you wonโ€™t be able to see it after this (you can always create a new one and change it in the configurations file)๐Ÿคซ

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To give Auto-GPT access to your API key you will need to open the file under the name .env.template in the directory where you clone the repository, there you will need to replace โ€œyour-api-openai-keyโ€ by your actual API key ๐Ÿ”‘

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5. Give memory to your agent.

It is also possible to give your Auto-GPT memory for the LLM (Large language model) to be able to retrieve information. You can do this using different vector databases (such as Redis, Weaviate, Milvus and Pinecone) but for simplicity in this tutorial we will use Pinecone. ๐ŸŒฒ For this next step you will need to go to Pinecone website ๐ŸŒ and set a free account (unfortunately at the moment due to high demand there is a waiting list on the Starter plan) once the account has been made. You will have to go to โ€œAPI keysโ€, then โ€œCreate API keyโ€ ๐Ÿ”‘

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Now, you can give your API key a name, something like โ€œautogptโ€ might be a good fit. ๐Ÿ†’

Once you have all this set up, you need to give Auto-GPT access to these keys. ๐Ÿ”“ In the same file where you set up Open AIโ€™s API key you will need to replace โ€œyour-pinecone-api-keyโ€ (a) and โ€œyour-pinecone-regionโ€ (b) you can obtain this information from the API key you just created in Pinecone. ๐Ÿค”

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6. Replace the values in yout .env.template file

Copy the key and environment and replace the values in the following lines

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7. Rename your .env file.

Once you have finished the configuration remember to rename the file .env.template to .env ๐Ÿ”„

8. Run your agent.

Now go back to the terminal and navigate to the directory where the repository was cloned and run the following command: ๐Ÿ’ป

python -m autogpt

๐ŸŽ‰ Now that the agent is running, you have to give it a name (or by default I will be named โ€œEntrepreneur-GPTโ€), define the role of the AI ๐Ÿค– and the goals it wishes to accomplish one by one, and there you have it! ๐Ÿš€

Give your Agent a voice

Turns out that Auto-GPT is full with surprises, one of the that it is even able to speak! Can you believe that? ๐Ÿค” So letยดs see how can we set up this interesting feature.

1. Get your API key from ElevenLabs

Head to ElevenLabs and create an Starters account for free, at the top right click in your profile image, then selet Profile๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿ–ผ๏ธ

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Then locate your API key and copy it ๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ”‘

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2. Give acces to your Agent to its new found voice

Open your .env file and replace "your-elevenlabs-api-key" with the API key you just copy and "your-voice-id-1" with wither the name of the voice you wish to use (e.g. "premade/adam"), you can find a list of the available voices in ElevenLabs' Speech Sythesis page ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ”Š

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or you can use the ID of the voices intead, you can get the ID's from the list below๐Ÿ“‹

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you can find the values to be replaces in the following lines from your .env file๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿ“„

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3. Run the speak command

The last step to hear your Agent speak, you just need to run the following command in your terminal

python -m autogpt --speak

But wait, we have one more surprise for you. What is better than an Agent that can remember things and also speak? Easy answer, one that can also generate images! ๐Ÿคฉ So with no more further ado, let's get to it.

How to give your Agent the ability to generate images

1. Set your image provider

The most straight forward option to set up is Dall-e, so go to your .env file and make sure that IMAGE_PROVIDER is set up to "dalle". You can also set the image size to different values, your options are 256, 512 and 1024. Just change the value of IMAGE_SIZE in your .env file. ๐Ÿ“

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Finally, sit back and watch your AI buddy create some fantastic content. You're now an Auto-GPT whisperer! ๐Ÿด

So, there you have it! A swift and sweet tutorial for understanding Auto-GPT and its relationship with generative models. Enjoy your newfound power and keep exploring! And I invite you to learn more about AutoGPT app ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŽ‰

And if you want to test your new skills and create an app based on AutoGPT, we invite you to the AutoGPT Hackathon!

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