In this post I’m going to explain in a few relatively simple steps how to install the Auto-GPT software in your local environment.

But first, what is Auto-GPT!?

Auto-GPT is an experimental open-source application showcasing the capabilities of the GPT-4 language model. This program, driven by GPT-4, chains together LLM “thoughts”, to autonomously achieve whatever goal you set.

1. Close the repository

In a mac or linux OS you probably already have git installed. In windows you might need to install it, navigate to this site and install git.

git clone https://github.com/Torantulino/Auto-GPT

2. Navigate to the project folder

cd 'Auto-GPT'   # linux or Mac

3. Install Anaconda

In my opinion, the best way to install a Python environment is using Anaconda. Download the anaconda installer and run it locally.

4. Create an Anaconda Environment

Run this in the terminal. If you are in windows you will have to use the Anaconda Shell.

conda create -n autogpt python=3.9

5. Activate the Anaconda environment

conda activate autogpt

6. Install dependencies

Before running this command check if you are in the Auto-GPT directory.

pip install -r requirements.txt

7. Run the program

python scripts/main.py

After this you can start chatting to Auto-GPT. Here is an example where I call the agent a “SEO Expert”.

Example use case of Auto-GPT

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