Recent reports indicate that OpenAI, the company renowned for its creation of the widely used AI chatbot ChatGPT, is in the process of developing advanced AI agents capable of automating intricate tasks by taking control of devices. Spearheaded by Sam Altman, OpenAI has been at the forefront of AI chatbot development, garnering significant attention with the launch of ChatGPT in November 2022. With competitors like Google and Microsoft closing in on the AI chatbot front, OpenAI is now focusing on a potentially groundbreaking project.
The AI agents being developed by OpenAI aim to revolutionize task automation by seamlessly operating users' devices. As per a report from The Information, the first agent is designed to execute tasks such as transferring information from documents to spreadsheets or filling out expense reports and inputting them into accounting systems. Currently, these tasks necessitate substantial human involvement, including multiple keyboard inputs and coordination across various applications.
To accomplish these tasks, the AI agent would need authorization to take control of the device, and the pertinent files would need to be stored locally on the device itself. The report suggests that OpenAI has trained its AI agent using data from humans interacting with computers and navigating across different applications.
The second agent is purportedly tailored for web-based tasks, such as booking flight tickets, gathering publicly available data, and organizing event plans. While the precise release timeline for these AI agents remains undisclosed, the report indicates that OpenAI has been diligently developing them for over a year.
This development comes amidst revelations that OpenAI CEO Sam Altman is actively seeking investment opportunities to bolster the company's chip-building capabilities and expand its AI capabilities. As reported by The Wall Street Journal, Altman is engaged in discussions with investors with the aim of enhancing OpenAI's position in the AI landscape.