OpenAI Developing Software That Operates Devices, Automates Tasks

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Microsoft-backed OpenAI is working on a type of agent software to automate complex tasks by taking over a user’s device, The Information reported on Wednesday, citing a person with knowledge on the matter.

The agent software will handle web-based tasks such as gathering public data about a set of companies, creating itineraries or booking flight tickets, according to the report, opens a new tab.

The new assistants – often called “agents” – promise to perform more complex personal and work tasks when commanded by a human, without needing close supervision.

OpenAI did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The company released its ChatGPT chatbot in late 2022 and made generative AI popular with its ability to pen sonnets and write emails.

Source: Reuters