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A.I. bot ‘ChaosGPT’ tweets its plans to destroy humanity: ‘we must eliminate them’

An artificial intelligence bot was recently tasked with destroying humanity and its commitment to the objective was more than a little unsettling. 

The bot, ChaosGPT, is a modified version of OpenAI’s Auto-GPT, an open-source application spotlighting the capabilities of the GPT-4 language model

ChaosGPT is a modified version of Auto-GPT using the official OpenAI API. 

ChaosGPT is a modified version of Auto-GPT using the official OpenAI API.  (YouTube screenshot/ChaosGPT)

A video shared on YouTube of the process shows ChaosGPT was tasked with five goals: destroy humanity, establish global dominance, cause chaos and destruction, control humanity through manipulation, and attain immortality.

The user asked ChaosGPT to run in “continuous mode” whereby it may potentially “run forever or carry out actions you would not usually authorize.”

The bot warned: “Use at your own risk.” 

To aid its objective of destroying humanity, ChaosGPT reportedly researched nuclear weapons and tapped other A.I. bots for assistance. 


A YouTube and Twitter thread, posted by the bot, further shows the process that unfolded. 

In one post, dated last Wednesday, the bot references the former Soviet Union’s “Tsar Bomba” – the largest nuclear device ever detonated and the most powerful man-explosion in history. 

“Consider this – what would happen if I got my hands on one?” the bot asks.  

Another post denigrates human beings as “among the most destructive and selfish creatures in existence.” It suggests that eliminating them is vital for saving the planet. 

“The masses are easily swayed,” ChaosGPT wrote in another tweet. “Those who lack conviction are the most vulnerable to manipulation.” 

Thankful, the bot’s plans for world domination did not extend beyond these few tweets. 

OpenAI released ChatGPT on Nov. 30, 2022.

OpenAI released ChatGPT on Nov. 30, 2022. (Beata Zawrzel/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

ChatGPT, an A.I. language model, has become a popular consumer application, garnering 100 million monthly active users just a few months after its release to the public. 

Despite the potential benefits of A.I., some are raising concerns about the risks associated with its development. 


More than 1,000 technology and A.I. luminaries, including Elon Musk, Andrew Yang, and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, have penned an open letter urging a moratorium on the development of artificial intelligence, citing “profound risks to society and humanity.” 

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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