OpenAI preps a robot takeover… of our devices

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The Future. OpenAI wants to take over your work with the development of two AI agents — one for tasks localized to your devices and another for completing web-based assignments. When rolled out, the agents could radically displace human clerical workers as everything becomes automated — possibly making chatbot managers the hot new job on the market.

Personal autopilot
OpenAI is working on AI agents that take over your mouse and keyboard, performing the tasks in real time.

  • One would complete complex tasks on your device like creating a spreadsheet from a document of information or filling out your tax forms.
  • The second agent would take on web-based tasks like curating data from different sites (similar to Perplexity or Arc Browser), booking flights and hotels, or even building travel itineraries.

Both agents would require express permission from users to perform the tasks, would likely have to be given access to all of a user’s relevant data, and would need to be stored on the user’s device locally. ChatGPT, on the other hand, currently does its computation in the cloud.

These technologies are still in development and have no release date. But, when they do release, they’ll take OpenAI one step closer to creating what CEO Sam Altman called a “supersmart personal assistant for work.”

David Vendrell

Born and raised a stone’s-throw away from the Everglades, David left the Florida swamp for the California desert. Over-caffeinated, he stares at his computer too long either writing the TFP newsletter or screenplays. He is repped by Anonymous Content.


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