SheetCopilot: Bringing Software Productivity to the Next Level through Large Language Models

Published: 21 Sept 2023, Last Modified: 28 Dec 2023NeurIPS 2023 posterEveryoneRevisionsBibTeX
Keywords: Large Language Model; Task Planning; Embodied AI; Robotics; Software Automation; Decision making
TL;DR: We propose an LLM-based autonomous agent that manipulates complex software by following natural language instructions.
Abstract: Computer end users have spent billions of hours completing daily tasks like tabular data processing and project timeline scheduling. Most of these tasks are repetitive and error-prone, yet most end users lack the skill to automate these burdensome works. With the advent of large language models (LLMs), directing software with natural language user requests become a reachable goal. In this work, we propose a SheetCopilot agent that takes natural language task and control spreadsheet to fulfill the requirements. We propose a set of atomic actions as an abstraction of spreadsheet software functionalities. We further design a state machine-based task planning framework for LLMs to robustly interact with spreadsheets. We curate a representative dataset containing 221 spreadsheet control tasks and establish a fully automated evaluation pipeline for rigorously benchmarking the ability of LLMs in software control tasks. Our SheetCopilot correctly completes 44.3\% of tasks for a single generation, outperforming the strong code generation baseline by a wide margin. Our project page:
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Submission Number: 292