Introducing AGENTS: A Powerful Language Agent Framework
Language agents have the potential to revolutionize various tasks, like customer service, programming, and teaching. They are seen as a step towards artificial general intelligence (AGI). Recent advances, such as AutoGPT and BabyAGI, have caught the attention of researchers and developers.
However, most existing demos or repositories of language agents are not user-friendly for customization, configuration, and deployment. They serve as proof-of-concepts rather than comprehensive frameworks. Additionally, these sources only cover a small percentage of the necessary abilities of language agents, such as memory, web navigation, and multi-agent communication.
To address these limitations, researchers from AIWaves Inc., Zhejiang University, and ETH Zürich have developed AGENTS. It is an open-source library and framework that aims to simplify the customization, tuning, and deployment of language agents. Even non-specialists can easily use it, while programmers and researchers can expand its capabilities.
AGENTS offers core features that make it a flexible platform for language agents:
1. Long-Short-Term Memory (LSTM): AGENTS allow language agents to update their short-term working memory and store and retrieve long-term memory. Users can choose to give their agents either long-term memory, short-term memory, or both.
2. Web Navigation and Tool Usage: AGENTS enables agents to browse the internet and use external tools. It supports several popular APIs and allows easy integration of other tools.
3. Multiple-Agent Interaction: AGENTS allows the customization of multi-agent systems and single-agent capabilities. It includes a new feature called “dynamic scheduling,” which enables flexible and natural communication between multiple agents.
AGENTS also supports human-agent interaction in both single-agent and multi-agent scenarios. It offers controllability through symbolic plans, known as standard operating procedures (SOPs). An SOP specifies the steps an agent should take in various situations, improving stability and predictability.
The AGENTS framework aims to simplify the development of language agents, making it accessible to researchers, developers, and non-technical audiences. To learn more about AGENTS, check out the research paper and the Github repository. Join our ML SubReddit, Facebook Community, Discord Channel, and Email Newsletter to stay updated on the latest AI research and projects.
About the Author: Dhanshree Shenwai is a Computer Science Engineer with expertise in the FinTech industry. She is passionate about exploring new technologies and their applications in making life easier for everyone.