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Taskade AI Agents vs. ChatGPT GPTs: The Best OpenAI GPT Alternative

May 19, 2024 15 Min Read

In the 50s, AI was a private club for boffins confined to room-sized computers with spinning tape. These days, tools like Taskade and ChatGPT let you build custom AI assistants without writing a line of code. But which one is better? Here’s the ultimate AI agents vs. ChatGPG GPTs showdown. ✨


If you’re new to the topic, here’s a tl;dr.

Autonomous AI agents and GPTs are an extension of the GPT (generative pre-trainer transformer) tech. They allow you to create tailored AI assistants with unique knowledge and expertise.

So, how are they different from chat-based AI tools?

GPTs and agents can do a few cool things garden-variety AI platforms can’t, including:

  • 🗣️ Customizing the tone and style of interactions.
  • 👨‍💻 Fine-tuning AI with specialized knowledge in expert domains.
  • 💡 Making decisions and executing tasks without human intervention.
  • 🔄 Performing more complex, multi-step actions in self-directed loops.

While both GPTs and Taskade’s AI agents use the same technology, there are a few differences.

Let’s dig a little deeper and see how the two AI agent builders compare.

🔵 What Are ChatGPT GPTs?

Custom GPTs or GPT builders are an iteration on OpenAI’s ChatGPT that launched in late 2022. They are tailored instances of ChatGPT designed for a specific purpose and enhanced with context.

Each GPT can have a unique flavor or what you could consider a “personality” — tone of voice, complexity of language, responsiveness to certain topics, and even an ersatz of human expertise.

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For example, a custom GPT for a financial institution could be further trained on financial reports, economic data, and industry-specific terminology. One designed for a healthcare provider might be fine-tuned using medical literature, clinical trial data, and health policy documents.

🟢 What Are Taskade AI Agents?

Similar to GPTs, AI Agents in Taskade are AI tools with customizable knowledge and expertise that can perform tasks like generating content, automating projects, or analyzing data autonomously.

Agents are fully integrated into your projects. Think of them as digital team members that work alongside you and your team, each with a specific role to play within the wider team context.

For example, you can build one agent dedicated to scheduling and setting reminders, automatically updating deadlines, and sending notifications to keep your team on track. Another agent might focus on pulling relevant information from various sources and curating the findings.

You can create your own AI agents or choose from dozens of expert personas including:

  • 🚦 Project managers
  • 📣 Marketing experts
  • 🛟 Customer support pros
  • 🧑‍💻 Engineers
  • 💌 Email writers
  • ✏️ Editor and content creators
  • 💰 Sales specialists
  • 💬 Language tutors

And many more! The possibilities are endless. 🤩

Agents and GPTs are similar on the surface, but the devil is in the details.

🔥🧊 Taskade Agents vs. GPTs

Short on time? Check out this comparison chart to see the key differences between Taskade AI agents and ChatGPT GPTs, pronto, or keep scrolling for a detailed look at specific features. 👇

🟢 Taskade AI Agents🔵 Custom GPTs
PurposeFully integrated into the core workflow; designed to engage in detailed conversations, produce high-quality content, automate tasks, and enhance workflow efficiency.Tailored for specific conversational roles and knowledge domains.
Customization & personalizationCustomizable tone, knowledge, tools, and commands for quick access inside projects.Customizable communication style and knowledge database.
Knowledge integrationDynamic knowledge that updates in real-time with project changes.Needs manual updates to expand knowledge base.
Building agentsCan be built and deployed directly within Taskade for various tasks or integrated with external apps for full workflow automation.Built and published for private or public use within ChatGPT.
Supported platformsAvailable on multiple platforms, including mobile, desktop, and web for easy access.Limited to OpenAI’s web interface and mobile apps (iOS and Android)
CollaborationEnables the creation of a team of artificial intelligence agents with specialized functions working together on assigned tasks.Primarily single-agent interaction.
AutomationCan use trigger-based automations for fully autonomous task management.Limited to single responses.
IntegrationsNatively designed to connect with popular apps and services for enhanced productivityRequires additional integration work to operate with other apps.
CostOne subscription for access to Taskade’s core features and all AI-powered tools, including the latest, most powerful GPT-4 Turbo model.Subscription-based access exclusively within ChatGPT.
Learning & adaptationAI agents can learn and adapt from user interaction and data within projects.Based on the dataset used for training and requires manual fine-tuning.

Full Integration with Projects and Workspaces

The biggest showstopper of modern AI tools? Walled gardens.

Most AI tools work in a vacuum. You prompt AI, get your info, then hustle it over to another app. The process is disconnected from your workflow, so you need to put int a ton of manual work.

Autonomous agents live where you work. They operate seamlessly within your existing workflow, inside your projects, which means you don’t have to shuffle different apps to get work done.

There is nothing to install or update. The moment you create your agent, it propagates across your entire workspace or folder. It also starts “learning” from your work, files, and communications.

More Knowledge Options

Ever tried to “convince” an AI model to show some genuine personality? It takes some serious prompting skills and a lot of follow-up instructions. You need to be both an educator and a creative writer.

Custom knowledge and context are what makes Agents and GPTs tick. Personalizing the knowledge gives you the ability to “train” AI to better match your project, industry, or personal preferences.

Currently, there are two different ways to provide GPTs with knowledge — textual files or web resources. Each GPT can be fed up to 20 knowledge sources, and that’s about it.

Agents have a few extra tricks up their sleeves.

You can train your agents with your documents, spreadsheets, or from a variety of web resources and cloud storage platforms. Plus, you can take advantage of multimedia by adding YouTube videos into the mix. If the materials are already inside projects, you can select them with Taskade’s Media Manager.

agent knowledge

And here’s where things get interesting.

Dynamic Knowledge

GPTs work best for “static” use cases where the context is more or less constant. You upload a file or point to a resource, the GPT “learns” from it, and the information is added to its knowledge.

But since GPTs have no access to “living” knowledge, their answers quickly become outdated as new information emerges. You can’t expect a GPT to keep up with the latest trends or data changes unless you constantly feed it new files, which can be cumbersome and time-consuming.

Agents learn and relearn new information in real-time.

When you designate a project within your workspace as a knowledge source for your AI agent, you’re essentially setting up a live feed of information that grows with every update you make.

Every time you add new information, you are adding to the agent’s knowledge. You don’t need to worry about pausing to re-train your agent; it adapts organically as your project evolves.

dynamic agent knowledge

Multi-Agent Collaboration

GPTs are designed to respond to individual prompts, which requires step-by-step input for each task. But wouldn’t it be great to put multiple AIs to collaborate and reduce bottlenecks?

This is where Taskade’s Multi-AI Agents systems come into play.

Multi-AI Agents are designed to function as an integrated team within your Taskade workspace. They allow you to simultaneously execute multiple tasks in the background in threaded interactions.

Let’s say you want to manage a complex project that involves scheduling, content creation, and data analysis. You can assign each of the aspects of the project to specialized AI agents and deploy at the same time, which mirrors the delegation process of “traditional” human teams.

You don’t have to wait for one agent to finish to start another task. It all happens concurrently.

Collaboration between agents is implicit in their design. They are programmed to work on individual tasks while being part of a cohesive system that manages multiple aspects of a project simultaneously.

Agent Automations

GPTs may be smarter than your average chatbot, but they still require the proverbial adult in the room. What this means is that you still need to steer conversations and approve the outputs.

AI Agents can tackle individual tasks in a similar fashion. But they can also do something GPTs cannot — plug into tools like Google Sheets, Slack, WordPress, and many others to automate entire workflows. 

Here’s how it works.

Let’s say you have set up a survey on SurveyMonkey to gather customer feedback.

A custom AI agent can analyze each submission, file them into a Google Sheets spreadsheet, send personalized replies to each respondent, and create tasks inside Taskade for your team to follow up.

Pretty cool huh? 

No manual data entry, no endless prompting. Each automation follows a simple “if this, then that” login and kick-starts automatically, either on a schedule or when specific conditions are met.

Simply set it, forget it, and let AI handle the grunt work. 

agent automation
agent automation

Faster and Fully Customizable Sharing

Can you share your GPTs in ChatGPT? Yes. Is the process painless and reliable? Not really.

ChatGPT lets you share your GPTs with paid users. You also have some degree of control over what the user on the receiving end can do, e.g. whether it’s a read-only or editable GPT.

Taskade AI agents are available to anyone with a Taskade account. And, if you’re working as a team, you don’t have to take any extra steps — agents are already available in a shared workspace. That doesn’t include agents you create in your private workspaces which you can share at your own discretion.

You decide how much you want to share, whether to include agent knowledge or not, or whether to grant full editing privileges or limit interactions to specific tasks and functions. 

Once shared, AI agents are instantly accessible to other users who can then incorporate them into their workflows and use them within projects without any additional setup.

🐑 Final Thoughts: Taskade AI Agents vs. ChatGPT GPTs

Alright, time to wrap this up.

Taskade AI Agents and ChatGPT GPTs offer a completely new way of interacting with AI.

Taskade AI Agents are like project management ninjas — sleek, efficient, and deeply integrated into your collaborative environments. They’re part of your project’s DNA, evolving in real time with your needs.

ChatGPT GPTs, on the other hand, are great for quick, on-the-go chats when you need sharp insights here and now. They have their charm, but they need a bit more from you to produce good results.

If you want AI to adapt and develop alongside your projects, Taskade AI agents are your go-to.

So, where do we take it from there?

Well, don’t take our word for it — sign up for free and create your first AI agent! Getting started is super easy with the AI Agent Generator that lets you craft agents based on any task or goal.

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