ChatGPT lands on the Apple Watch and Siri should be worried

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Just just a few months after its integration into Bing, ChatGPT has made the leap to iOS as a third-party app exclusively for the Apple Watch.

It’s called Petey – AI Assistant and it was created by developer Hidde van de Ploeg (listed as Modum B.V. on the App Store). Originally, it was referred to as watchGPT, however as a consequence of trademarking points with the acronym “GPT”, the identify needed to be modified. Looking at a demo video posted by the developer on Twitter, Petey features equally to Siri. You open the app, ask it a query and it solutions in only a few seconds via Text to Speech. To proceed an inquiry, you swipe down on the watch face, then faucet Reply. Unlike Apple’s own Siri, Petey as an assistant can provide pretty advanced solutions like giving steps on catch a fish.

One of the issues with voice assistants like Siri is that they’re pretty inflexible in what they will do. You have to ask these AIs particular questions in a sure method to get a response. ChatGPT, then again, is more versatile in what it could actually do, from writing enterprise letters to even drafting Christmas tales. It’s exhausting to say precisely how succesful Petey is, however on the very least, it seems you received’t have to battle with it as a lot.

A piece in progress

Petey is a piece in progress as new options are consistently being added. Right now you have a handful to work with. For starters, you possibly can share the responses with different people “via text, email, or social media” though the App Store itemizing doesn’t specify which of them.

The app could be set as a complication on the Apple Watch’s face for fast entry. Support for a number of languages is rising as effectively, bringing the whole to 14.  Petey now helps German, Italian, and Japanese, simply to call just a few. Also should you want, Petey comes with a tiny, on-screen keyboard so you possibly can sort in your questions. You’re in all probability higher off utilizing your voice.

As for future updates, there are a number of issues in the works. From what is thought, van der Ploeg is engaged on including a History software so you possibly can go back to a earlier query, making vocal inputs the default setting, and enhancing the app’s total efficiency so you possibly can ask it a number of questions.

There are a few caveats, nevertheless. One: the app isn’t free as you’ll have to purchase it for $4.99 (about £4, over $7 AUD, and virtually €5) on the App Store. To use Petey, it’s essential to have an Apple Watch operating on watchOS 9 or up. So be sure you update your machine if you have not already. We ought to point out the software program doesn’t gather user information so relaxation assured, your privateness is secure.

Users with an Android smartwatch will likely be out of luck, sadly. When requested a few potential Android model, van der Ploeg said there will not be one as his “skillset wouldn’t allow [for] that”.

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