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ChatGPT for smartwatches: A match made in tech heaven

We really need a ChatGPT smartwatch app. It would be far more useful than services such as Apple Siri or Amazon Alexa. Something like that would usher in a new era of virtual assistance on wearable devices.

There is currently no ChatGPT app available for iOS or wearOS watches. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t people working on the software right now. And if they are not? Well they should be.


What is ChatGPT?

The artificial intelligence (AI) assistant was released a little over a month ago, but it already has more than a million users. The chatbot is built on the GPT-3 family of large language models from OpenAI. In a sense, it is a model that was trained on a massive amount of text to make predictions about stringing words together. While this may not appear to be impressive, the end result is.

ChatGPT communicates with the user in a conversational manner. This AI bot can provide detailed responses to questions, write essays and even spit out computer code. Some consider it to be the future of internet search.

Make no mistake, pretty soon AI will be all around us. ChatGPT is only giving us a glimpse of what is possible. In the coming years, AI will transform many industries and make our lives easier and more efficient. It can automate tasks, analyse large amounts of data, and provide insights that humans may not be able to detect. Google beware!


A more useful assistant – ChatGPT smartwatch app

The current crop of virtual assistants on smartwatches includes the likes of Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, Apple Siri and Samsung Bixby. All of these can be used to quickly and easily access information on the go.

The disadvantage of using such services is that they frequently only provide barebones assistance or a hint to a website which can answer with more information. The problem with that is that it then requires users to open the link in their phone browser. ChatGPT, on the other hand, could offer a much more comprehensive response without redirecting users to third-party websites.

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As a result, ChatGPT could be an ideal virtual assistant for limited devices such as smartwatches. With the growing popularity of wearable technology, a virtual assistant such as ChatGPT on your wrist would be a useful and convenient addition. And, because an API is available, creating an interface should technically be possible.


How would it work?

At the moment, ChatGPT is free. But pretty soon there will be a paid model in addition to the free one. We are yet to learn the cost and what limitations the free version will have.

Regardless, the app would need to be set up in a way that each user would need to input their own API key. Then, whatever restrictions are in place by OpenAi, they would apply to the individual account of a particular user.

But, say, on iOS, how would one go about creating such an interface? Well, who better to ask than ChatGPT?

There are a few ways to integrate ChatGPT in an iOS app, but one common method is to use the OpenAI API.

  1. First, you will need to sign up for an API key on the OpenAI website.
  2. Once you have the API key, you can use it to make requests to the API from your iOS app.
  3. In your iOS app, you can use a library such as Alamofire to make HTTP requests to the OpenAI API.
  4. In the request, you will need to include the API key and the text input for which you want ChatGPT to generate a response.
  5. The API will return the response in JSON format, which you can then parse and display in your app.

ChatGPT adds that there are rate and usage limits on the number of requests you can make per month. So an app would need to keep track of that.

Also, the GPT model is powerful and requires quite a bit of computation power. As a result, it may not be appropriate for running on the limited resources of a smartwatch. And, while this is a constraint, it should not be. Because the processing could be performed on a linked smartphone rather than the watch. The answer to the inquiry would then simply be sent to the smartwatch via Bluetooth or WiFi.

So, who wants to access to ChatGPT on their watch? It’s a great idea and a chance for developers to create something that would make our lives easier. Consider being able to access information in a comprehensive way using only voice commands, all from the comfort of your wrist.

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