ChatGPT is being incorporated into everything from Discord to Snapchat and pretty much every platform in between. While this can be incredibly useful for everyday searches and some interactions, you also end up with some interesting implementations, such as ChatGPT on smartwatches. As out of place as this may sound to some, this type of setup will provide quick and easy access to the OpenAI platform virtually anywhere.
Launched last week at $3.99 and rising to #3 in the ‘utilities’ category, WatchGPT is an Apple Watch app that leverages ChatGPU. The app allows purchases to interact with OpenAI’s ChatGPT directly through its API. The developer’s website explains that users can get answers to questions, generate long answers without typing, and share any of the AI answers on social media or via text. This allows users to have access to “a vast source of knowledge and communicate with an intelligent computer in real time,” sort of “like having a personal assistant on your wrist.”
While this marketing pitch may sound like the Jetsons’ space-age technology, it’s simply a new way to interact with the AI model. Interestingly, this likely won’t be limited to Apple Watches, as we’ve seen tests of ChatGPT on Amazfit watches with similar functionality shown above.
Some creative people have also managed to incorporate ChatGPT with Siri using Apple’s shortcuts, enabling almost seamless interaction with the AI. To get this, users need to add the shortcut, deploy a personal ChatGPT API key, and adjust some settings, all described on Yue-Yang’s GitHub page here or in the setup instructions directly in the shortcut here. The shortcut also allows users to give ChatGPT any personality they want in its responses, from a joker to a chef or even a celebrity, just like Bing’s bot.
While it remains to be seen if it’s a good idea to put ChatGPT in everything, it’s still interesting. At the very least, it will improve interactions with smart assistants that people already use, and potentially make searchable answers more digestible.