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Earlier this week on MacStories, I shared S-GPT, my shortcut to have conversations with OpenAI’s ChatGPT assistant from Apple devices and integrate it with native functionalities of iOS, iPadOS, macOS, and watchOS. Today on MacStories, I also released a small 1.0.1 update with some initial bug fixes and improvements for Apple Watch users.
In the original story, I mentioned how one of the things I could do with Shortcuts and the ChatGPT API was program the language model to act and talk in specific ways by infusing it with a specific personality. In ChatGPT’s parlance, this is made possible by a system message that lays the foundation for the model’s general behavior before starting a conversation. In the shortcut, this is controlled by a simple ‘Text’ action that contains the default personality of S-GPT: