tech & A.I.

Apple shortcut builds

I'm an A.I. fanboy. A big one. And I started using OpenAI's language model, GPT-3, to create Apple shortcuts for all kinds of useful and ridiculous (equal parts) applications.

I've linked the ones I've made so far below, with a little description of the training I put into each one. If you download any, please let me know what you use them for! I'd love to hear where these shortcuts end up in the world!

Creative motivation

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Sometimes, I find it hard to get something done. It can be laborious, or challenging, or I'm just not in the f mood.

And this little applet tries to fix that.

For the training data, I made it take in a challenge as an input, and taught GPT-3 how to answer in a witty, encouraging, and friendly way. I did that by literally just typing in some examples of things I struggle with, and ways I would motivate myself to do them. I also added some kaomojis (these guys: ヾ(ᴖ◡ᴖ), ) — surprisingly, GPT-3 nailed those as well! So you'll get a little (┛◉Д◉)┛彡┻━┻ and also sometimes a little ヽ(^。^)丿 and even ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ thrown into your results. Fun!

Enjoy getting stuff done!

Ingredients analyser

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Ingredients labels for food or other household items are packed with words I don't know. With the power of A.I., now that stuff is completely accessible.

For the training data, I used ingredients lists to generate a range of food and cleaning supplies, so that the A.I. model knows it can get both, and needs to discern between them. I also added an example for too few ingredients items, and for spoof items (like dirt). The rest was just using GPT-3 to generate good analyses on OpenAI's playground, and then copy-pasting those into the training data.

The result is a really cool shortcut, that even lets you scan an ingredient label with your camera and extract the text directly from that!

some past work