OpenAI’s first major event The ChatGPT product proved so popular that it sparked a generation of applicants. But as rivals like Google catch up, OpenAI is rushing to launch a product that could prove almost as revolutionary.
OpenAI is developing a form of agent software to automate complex tasks by effectively taking over a customer’s device. The customer could then ask the ChatGPT agent to transfer data from a document to a spreadsheet for analysis, for example, or to automatically complete expense reports and enter them into accounting software. Those types of requests would cause the agent to perform clicks, cursor movements, typing text and other actions that humans perform while working with different applications, according to a person with knowledge of the effort.