The CrewAI Project

You can find CrewAI Project Details and source code at:

CrewAI is a Framework that will make easy for us to get Local AI Agents interacting between them.

Using Crew AI

Pre-Requisites - Get Docker! 馃憞

Important step and quite recommended for any SelfHosting Project - Get Docker Installed

It will be one command, this one, if you are in Linux:

apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade && curl -fsSL -o
sh && docker version

Follow the steps below to get CrewAI in a Docker Container to have all the dependencies contained.

With this approach, we will get our Free AI Agents interacting between them locally.

And yes, we will be using local Models thanks to Ollama - Because why to use OpenAI when you can SelfHost LLMs with Ollama

We need three steps:

  • Get Ollama Ready
  • Create our CrewAI Docker Image: Dockerfile, requirements.txt and Python Script
  • Spin the CrewAI Service

Building the CrewAI Container

Prepare the files in a new folder and build the image with:

docker build -t crewai .


# Use the Python 3.11 slim base image
FROM python:3.11-slim

# Set the working directory in the container

COPY . ./

# Install Python dependencies from requirements file
RUN pip install -r requirements.txt

# Keep the container running
CMD ["tail", "-f", "/dev/null"]

#docker build -t crewai .

Requirements File

We will be using CrewAI together with LangChain to Integrate Ollama.


Our Python Script

Here we select the Ollama Model/s that we want to create the interaction.

Also we provide their context and role.

import os
from crewai import Agent, Task, Crew, Process

from langchain.llms import Ollama
ollama_model = Ollama(model="openhermes")

# os.environ["OPENAI_API_KEY"] = "Your Key"
#export OPENAI_API_KEY=sk-blablabla # on Linux/Mac

# Define your agents with roles and goals
researcher = Agent(
  goal='Discover new insights',
  backstory="You're a world class researcher working on a major data science company",
  llm=ollama_model, ### OLLAMA VERSION!!
  # llm=OpenAI(temperature=0.7, model_name="gpt-4"). It uses langchain.chat_models, default is GPT4 ### OPENAI VERSION!!
writer = Agent(
  goal='Create engaging content',
  backstory="You're a famous technical writer, specialized on writing data related content",
  llm=ollama_model ### OLLAMA VERSION!!

# Create tasks for your agents
task1 = Task(description='Investigate the latest AI trends', agent=researcher)
task2 = Task(description='Write a blog post on AI advancements', agent=writer)

# Instantiate your crew with a sequential process - TWO AGENTS!
crew = Crew(
  agents=[researcher, writer],
  tasks=[task1, task2],
  llm=ollama_model, ### OLLAMA VERSION!!
  verbose=2, # Crew verbose more will let you know what tasks are being worked on, you can set it to 1 or 2 to different logging levels
  process=Process.sequential # Sequential process will have tasks executed one after the other and the outcome of the previous one is passed as extra content into this next.

# Get your crew to work!
result = crew.kickoff()

SelfHosting AI Agents - CrewAI

Now, deploy with the Docker Stack:

version: '3.8'

    image: crewai
    container_name: aigen_crewai
    working_dir: /app
    #command: python3
    command: tail -f /dev/null #keep it running

Then, enter the container terminal, and execute the Python script:


And this is it. We have CrewAI working with Ollama - Now Feel to try different LLMs, prompts and roles to get the Local Models working for your tasks.