Create Your Own AI Assistant with Auto-GPT and Raspberry Pi

Published On Mon May 08 2023
Create Your Own AI Assistant with Auto-GPT and Raspberry Pi

How to Install Auto-GPT to Your Raspberry Pi

If you're interested in having your own autonomous AI assistant up and running in minutes, then you'll want to consider installing Auto-GPT on Raspberry Pi. Auto-GPT is an open-source project by Significant-Gravitas on GitHub that provides a way to generate text based on goals or instructions provided as prompts. Utilizing the GPT-4 language model, Auto-GPT generates coherent, contextually relevant, and high-quality text. This tutorial will guide you through the step-by-step process of installing Auto-GPT on your Raspberry Pi.

Step 1: Basic Setup

Ensure that your Raspberry Pi is set up and running with the latest Raspbian OS. Make sure you have internet connectivity and Python 3.8 (or later) installed on your Raspberry Pi. You'll also need to obtain an API Key from OpenAI via their website. For this example, we're using our v3.5 API key, as at the time of writing there is still a waitlist for GPT 4.

Step 2: Update Your Raspberry Pi

Open a terminal window on your Raspberry Pi and run the following commands to update the system. We'll also want to install Git:

  • sudo apt-get update
  • sudo apt-get upgrade
  • sudo apt-get install git

Step 3: Clone the Auto-GPT Repository

Next, clone the Auto-GPT repository by Significant-Gravitas from GitHub to your Raspberry Pi. You can do this by running the following command in the terminal:

  • git clone

Step 4: Install Dependencies

Now we'll need to install the dependencies (all the things we need to run Auto-GPT):

  • cd auto-gpt
  • pip install -r requirements.txt

Step 5: Setup Your API Access

The template file we need to edit next shows as a hidden file. We need to rename the file from ".env.template" to ".env". The best way to do this is with the command:

  • cp .env.template .env

We can then edit the file using:

  • nano .env

Replace "your-openai-api-key" with your own API key. Save your changes and we're ready to run the bot!

Step 6: Run Auto-GPT

We can then run Auto-GPT with the following command:

  • python scripts/

That's it! With these simple steps, you can have your Auto-GPT up and running on your Raspberry Pi. Give it a try and see what text it generates for you.