Step-by-Step Quick Guide to Install AutoGPT on Mac OS using Anaconda: Boost Your AI Skills!

Auto-GPT is an innovative and open-source tool that demonstrates the remarkable abilities of the GPT-4 language model. By leveraging the power of GPT-4, it links LLM “thoughts” to attain your desired goal without any external intervention. As one of the initial examples of GPT-4 functioning entirely on its own, Auto-GPT is revolutionizing the AI industry and pushing the limits of what is conceivable. Here are the steps you need to follow to install Auto-GPT on Mac OS using the terminal interface:

Step 1: Create a virtual environment

The first step is to create a virtual environment to install AutoGPT. Open the terminal and type the following command:

conda create --name auto-gpt python=3.10

This command will create a virtual environment named “auto-gpt” with Python version 3.10.

Step 2: Activate the virtual environment

Next, activate the virtual environment by typing the following command:

conda activate auto-gpt

This command will activate the virtual environment and you should see the name of the environment in the terminal prompt.

Step 3: Clone the AutoGPT repository

Clone the AutoGPT repository from GitHub by running the following command:

git clone

This command will download the repository to your local machine.

Step 4: Use the following command to list all the files and folders in the current directory:

ls -a

Navigate to the AutoGPT folder by running the following command:

cd Auto-GPT

Step 5: Install the requirements

Use the following command to install the required packages for AutoGPT:

pip install -r requirements.txt

Step 6: Copy the .env file

Use the following command to copy the .env.template file to .env:

cp .env.template .env

This command will create a copy of the .env.template file and name it .env.

Step 7: Open the .env file

Use the following command to open the .env file:

open .env

This command will open the .env file in your default text editor.

Step 8: Add your OpenAI API key to the .env file

Copy your OpenAI API key from the OpenAI dashboard and paste it into the .env file in the following format:


Save the file and close it.

Step 9: Install Rust and Cargo. AutoGPT requires Rust and Cargo to compile extensions. To install Rust and Cargo, follow the instructions on the Rust website:

Set Rust and Cargo to the PATH variable. Add the Rust and Cargo paths to the PATH variable by adding the following lines to your .bashrc or .zshrc file. The following code snippet will do all of these.

curl --proto '=https' --tlsv1.2 -sSf | sh
export PATH="$HOME/.cargo/bin:$PATH"
source ~/.zshrc

Step 10: Run AutoGPT

Use the following command to start AutoGPT:

python -m autogpt --gpt3only

This command will start AutoGPT and you can start generating text by giving it prompts.


In this tutorial, I showed you how to install AutoGPT on Mac OS using Anaconda. I walked you through the steps to create a virtual environment, clone the AutoGPT repository, install the requirements, add your OpenAI API key, install Rust and Cargo, and set them to the PATH variable. Finally, I showed you how to start AutoGPT and generate text. Happy generating!

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