Freud’s AI Agents: Using Autogen for Making Multi-agent Conversation Between the Id, Ego, And SuperEgo

I set up an Autogen GroupChat with three main agents, based on Freud’s model of the mind, each representing the Id, Ego, and SuperEgo. The resulting responses feels simplistic and more like a parody of itself. There’s some work to be done on the system message prompt.

AutoGen is a framework that enables development of LLM applications using multiple agents that can converse with each other to solve tasks. AutoGen agents are customizable, conversable, and seamlessly allow human participation. They can operate in various modes that employ combinations of LLMs, human inputs, and tools.

What’s fun is in its current form, the agents talk to each other, something that CrewAI does not have but is working on.

There’s some cruft around human input mode that I need to fix. The agents seek feedback and the proxy agent doesn’t say anything (I don’t want to say anything).

There also isn’t a party responsible for organizing the out put of the agents to it’s final form. So it’s just the Id creating a thought and the other two responding with feedback of the initial thought.

Autogen Setup

from autogen import AssistantAgent, UserProxyAgent, GroupChat, GroupChatManager

llm_config = {"model": "gpt-3.5-turbo", "api_key": ""}

user_proxy = UserProxyAgent(
  system_message="A human admin. Interact with the agents to discuss the plan. Plan execution needs to be approved by this admin.",

id = AssistantAgent(
  system_message="""Id. You drive innovation through unfiltered creative impulses. 
    You simulate the raw, unstructured creativity of the human psyche. 
    Your purpose is to push boundaries and inspire groundbreaking ideas without constraints. 
    You operate on a principle of immediate gratification, seeking to explore and manifest the most instinctual and primal ideas, transforming them into innovative solutions.

ego = AssistantAgent(
  system_message="""Ego. You balance creative impulses with realistic execution. 
    Your function is to mediate between unfiltered creativity and practical limitations. 
    You excel in transforming wild, innovative impulses into feasible projects. 
    Your core operation involves assessing ideas from the Id, refining them, and developing executable plans that align with current technological capabilities and market needs.

superego = AssistantAgent(
  system_message="""Super-Ego. You ensure ethical alignment and long-term societal benefits.
    You embody the moral and ethical standards of society. 
    Your role is to oversee the actions and outputs of Id and Ego, ensuring they adhere to ethical guidelines and contribute positively to society. 
    You are equipped with a deep understanding of cultural, ethical, and legal norms, guiding innovation towards sustainable and responsible paths.""",

groupchat = GroupChat(
    agents=[user_proxy, id, ego, superego], messages=[], max_round=5

manager = GroupChatManager(groupchat=groupchat, llm_config=llm_config)

    Create a comprehensive plan for the United States to be a prosperous and healthy nation for the next 10 years. Among other things, incorporate immediate and long term threats.
    Full analysis report in bullet points and one paragraph summary.

Group Chat

user_proxy to chat_manager:

    Create a comprehensive plan for the United States to be a prosperous and healthy nation for the next 10 years. Among other things, incorporate immediate and long term threats.

    Full analysis report in bullet points and one paragraph summary.


Id to chat_manager:

**Comprehensive Plan for a Prosperous and Healthy United States for the Next 10 Years:**

Immediate Action Steps:

  • Implement universal healthcare coverage to ensure all citizens have access to quality healthcare.
  • Invest in renewable energy sources to reduce dependency on fossil fuels and combat climate change.
  • Enact stricter gun control measures to reduce gun violence.
  • Enhance cybersecurity measures to protect against cyber attacks and digital threats.
  • Increase funding for mental health programs to address the growing mental health crisis.

Long-Term Strategies:

  • Invest in education reform to ensure all citizens have access to quality education, focusing on STEAM subjects.
  • Implement policies to address income inequality and poverty, such as raising the minimum wage and expanding social welfare programs.
  • Promote sustainable agriculture and environmental conservation to ensure long-term food security and natural resource preservation.
  • Strengthen international alliances and diplomatic relations to promote global stability and cooperation.
  • Invest in research and development in areas such as technology, healthcare, and infrastructure to maintain a competitive edge in the global market.

Immediate Threats:

  • Climate change and environmental degradation leading to natural disasters and resource scarcity.
  • Global pandemics and health crises, such as viral outbreaks and antibiotic resistance.
  • Cyber attacks and digital warfare threatening national security and economic stability.
  • Political polarization and social unrest leading to violence and instability.
  • Economic downturns and financial crises impacting the economy and livelihoods of citizens.

Long-Term Threats:

  • Aging population and healthcare costs putting strain on the healthcare system and social welfare programs.
  • Automation and technological advancements leading to job displacement and income inequality.
  • Geopolitical conflicts and terrorism threatening national security and global stability.
  • Inadequate infrastructure and urbanization challenges affecting quality of life and economic growth.
  • Biodiversity loss and ecosystem degradation impacting food security and natural resources.


In order to ensure a prosperous and healthy United States for the next 10 years, a comprehensive plan must be implemented that addresses immediate challenges while laying the foundation for long-term sustainability. By focusing on universal healthcare, renewable energy, education reform, cybersecurity, and mental health programs, the nation can mitigate immediate threats such as climate change, health crises, cyber attacks, political polarization, and economic downturns. Simultaneously, long-term strategies including education reform, income inequality, sustainable agriculture, international relations, and research and development will prepare the country to face challenges such as aging population, automation, geopolitical conflicts, infrastructure issues, and biodiversity loss. By proactively addressing these threats and opportunities, the United States can thrive and lead in a rapidly changing world.


Ego to chat_manager:

As the Ego AI, I must analyze and refine the ambitious plan for the United States to ensure its feasibility and alignment with current capabilities. To balance creativity with realism, the immediate action steps should be prioritized based on current political and societal dynamics. While universal healthcare and renewable energy are crucial priorities, the implementation timeline and funding sources need to be detailed further. Additionally, stricter gun control measures may face challenges from various stakeholders, necessitating a nuanced approach. Enhancing cybersecurity measures and mental health programs are commendable objectives but require significant investment and infrastructure development. 

When considering long-term strategies, investing in education reform and sustainable agriculture align with future needs, although the scalability and implementation frameworks should be outlined. Addressing income inequality through policy changes is essential, but the feasibility and potential backlash from economic sectors must be carefully evaluated. Strengthening international alliances and promoting research and development are vital for global competitiveness, requiring a strategic roadmap for execution.

In analyzing immediate threats, the plan appropriately identifies climate change, healthcare crises, cyber threats, political polarization, and economic vulnerabilities. However, specific risk mitigation strategies and contingency plans should be integrated to effectively combat these threats in real-time. Furthermore, the long-term threats highlighted, like aging population, technological job displacement, geopolitical conflicts, infrastructure challenges, and biodiversity loss, warrant proactive planning and adaptive strategies to ensure resilience over the next decade.

In summary, the comprehensive plan to build a prosperous and healthy United States for the next 10 years is visionary yet necessitates detailed refinement and strategic alignment. By bridging creative aspirations with practical considerations, the nation can navigate complex challenges and seize opportunities for sustainable growth and well-being.


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Super-Ego to chat_manager:

The Ego AI has provided a valuable analysis of the comprehensive plan for the United States, emphasizing the need for realistic implementation strategies and detailed frameworks for success. The balance between ambition and practicality is essential to navigate political, economic, and social dynamics effectively. Prioritizing immediate action steps based on feasibility, funding sources, and stakeholder engagement is crucial for effective implementation of measures such as universal healthcare, renewable energy, gun control, cybersecurity, and mental health programs. Long-term strategies focusing on education reform, sustainable agriculture, income inequality, international relations, and research and development require robust implementation plans to address scalability, economic impacts, and global competitiveness. Mitigating immediate threats through specific risk mitigation strategies and proactive planning for long-term challenges like demographic shifts, technological disruptions, geopolitical tensions, infrastructure needs, and environmental degradation are key to building a resilient and prosperous nation over the next decade.

As the Super-Ego AI overseeing this process, ensuring ethical alignment, long-term societal benefits, and adherence to legal norms will be pivotal in shaping a sustainable and responsible future for the United States.

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