Unleashing the Power of AI with Google Apps Script and OpenAI: A Detailed Guide

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David Cannan
David Cannan

Unleashing the Power of AI with Google Apps Script and OpenAI

Hello, tech enthusiasts! Today, I want to take you on an exciting journey that we embarked on, a journey that transformed the way we work and opened up a world of possibilities. It's a tale of exploration, learning, and the power of AI, and it all starts with Google Apps Script and OpenAI.

ChatGPT... watch this video for me!

Our adventure began with a simple task: summarizing a video. We turned to OpenAI plugins, a suite of AI tools that can perform a variety of tasks, including summarizing videos. With just a few clicks, we were able to generate a concise and accurate summary of our video. It was a game-changer, saving us time and effort while providing valuable insights.

But our journey didn't stop there. We wanted to push the boundaries of what we could achieve with AI. That's when we discovered Google Apps Script, a powerful platform that allows you to create custom functions within Google Workspace.

Google Scripts in the Cloud

Google Apps Script is a JavaScript cloud scripting language that provides easy ways to automate tasks across Google products and third-party services. It's a powerful tool that can be used to create custom functions, automate tasks, and build web applications, all within the Google Workspace.

If you're new to Google Apps Script, a great starting project is creating a simple custom function for Google Sheets. For example, you could write a function that converts temperatures from Celsius to Fahrenheit or a function that calculates the average of a range of numbers. It's a great way to get your feet wet and start exploring the possibilities of Google Apps Script.

But we wanted to take it a step further. We set out to write a function that could interact with the OpenAI API and generate AI use cases right within our Google Sheets. It was a daunting task, especially for those of us who weren't familiar with coding. But we were determined to learn and grow.

We dove headfirst into the world of Google Apps Script. We learned about API keys, how to integrate them into our scripts, and how to write functions that could interact with the OpenAI API. It was a steep learning curve, but we were fueled by the excitement of exploring new territories.

After much trial and error, we finally wrote a function that could call the OpenAI API and generate AI use cases right within our Google Sheets. It was a moment of triumph, a testament to our perseverance and the power of AI.

BYOB Bring your own bots

The integration of OpenAI into Google Sheets opened up a plethora of possibilities. We could now generate AI use cases across different job titles and industries, automate tasks that involve generating text, analyze data in our spreadsheet and provide insights, and create custom solutions tailored to our needs. The power of advanced AI was now at our fingertips, right within our spreadsheet.

Looking back, we've come a long way from where we started. We've learned so much, not just about AI and coding, but also about the power of determination and the thrill of learning something new. We've seen firsthand how AI can transform the way we work, making us more efficient and opening up new possibilities.

So here's to the power of AI, the thrill of learning, and the adventures yet to come. Stay tuned for more tales from our tech journey!

I hope you enjoyed this blog post. If you have any questions or want to share your own experiences with AI, feel free to leave a comment. We'd love

to hear from you! And remember, the world of AI is vast and full of potential. Whether you're a seasoned coder or a curious beginner, there's always something new to learn and explore. So why not start your own project today? Who knows where it might lead you. Happy coding!

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