The Quest for Autonomous Web Agents with Div Garg, Cofounder and CEO of MultiOn

Nathan and Div Garg discuss AI agents' current state, future outlook, and the potential of personal bots in 2024.


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In this episode, Nathan sits down with Div Garg, founder of Multion, to discuss the current state and future outlook of AI agents. They discuss benchmarking real-world tasks, the promise and perils of consumer AI adoption, predictions that 2024 may be a breakout year for personal bots, and more. If you need an ecommerce platform, check out our sponsor Shopify: for a $1/month trial period.

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(00:00) - Episode Preview
(00:06:06) - Current state of AI agents - still early with chat abilities, but logical reasoning lacking
(00:12:32) - Estimated timeline for usable everyday AI agents - focused on adoption and reliability
(00:15:03) - Sponsor: Shopify
(00:17:41) - Architectures beyond language models - action transformers and process optimization
(00:22:00) - Context limits of current AI models - efficient context compression is key
(00:25:00 - Managing memory and knowledge retrieval in agents
(00:29:40) - MultiOn's own model creation
(00:30:16) - Sponsors: Netsuite | Omneky
(00:49:00) - Maturing agent capabilities beyond language with planning systems
(00:32:00) - Benchmarking agent capabilities on real-world website tasks
(00:59:30) - Inspiration from computer OS thread scheduling and coordination
(01:02:30) - Expanding agents to mobile for voice commands and authentication
(01:06:47) - AI agents complementing vs substituting human roles
(01:09:00) - Removing repetitive "digital chores" to change job landscapes
(01:11:36) - Sourcing high-quality demonstrator data at scale
(01:13:00) - Privacy protections when collecting user data

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