With how popular ChatGPT is becoming and as it is being integrated into services like Zoho, WhatsApp, iMessage etc, I think it would be awesome if there was a way to interact with it in the comments of an Asana task.
I think this would be a great way to start adding AI to Asana.
I tend to set up projects for resources and research and being able to have that information on a task where the taskname is a topic I am researching would be very useful.
I haven’t had a chance to test how this works with Zoho but this link exists and it appears to be used for notes, which is similar to how I use certain Asana projects and tasks.
I guess it could also be incorporated into the messaging feature of Asana but in my mind it would work well on task comments where the tasks aren’t necessarily actionable items but simply a good way to organize and save research.
I have an Asana project called “Learning” and put tasks in here with the name of a subject I want to learn more about. Being able to ask questions in the comments and get answers back would be a helpful way to improve the way I use Asana as a Wiki. Perhaps not as common of a use-case for others but something I find very helpful.
I think using Zapier or another automation service to achieve this would lead to a very high number of zaps and either exhaust the free service too quickly or run up a large bill on the premium versions.
Yesterday my team and a partner finished a first version of a chatGPT embedded into Asana! We will share more details soon, but you’ll be able to simply mention the bot to ask a question and get an answer directly as a comment.
We’ve used OpenAI and Zapier to create preliminary drafts for social media from news releases.
It works like this:
We set up a new project “Social from News” and create a simple form that just takes a news story we’ve written as plain text input. We set view all tasks & board as the default view.
We create two sections “In” and “Out”. “In” is at the top (on the left) as the first section.
We write a zap that triggers on new tasks in that project
The zap reads the task description, and adds it to a pre-written prompt
The zap takes the completion (OpenAI output) and adds it as a comment to the task and moves it to the “out” section.
The zap completes the task.
We go to the completed task and read off the comment.
With Zapier, this workflow is easily replicable across several projects, by copying the zap and changing the prompt. With individually written prompts embedded for each one, a world of labour saving “gadget projects” opens up.
Of course, a better solution is to roll your own script to do this (much cheaper!) but Zapier gives you push-button ease of use (although it can be a bit clunky at times).
As a content creation company, mainly in the PR and writing sector, this is huge for us.