Leveraging AI in Your Business with No-Code Tools

Leveraging AI in Your Business with No-Code Tools

connor finlayson
Connor Finlayson
August 11, 2023

Hey friends, what's going on? Welcome back to the channel. Today, I'm excited to share how I created an app that allows me to upload photos of receipts and invoices and then uses AI to extract information from them for my accounting software. Additionally, I'll cover four other examples of how you can use AI in your business today, even if you can't code. So without further ado, let's get into it!

AI Chat and Prompt Completions

The first use case is leveraging chat completions with Glide AI or OpenAI to build your own version of ChatGPT for your customers. This powerful feature allows you to create an interface where customers can ask questions and receive answers generated by AI.

Steps to Implement

  1. Interface Creation: Create a simple interface in Glide that allows users to enter their questions.
  2. Request to AI: Set up a workflow that sends the user's question to ChatGPT or another AI model.
  3. Customizing Responses: Use system prompts to customize the AI's responses, such as answering in a specific language or focusing on particular topics.

Benefits and Applications

  • Content Generation: For example, at Unicorn Factory, freelancers can use this tool to create portfolio content.
  • Educational Content: Enhance learning platforms by providing interactive Q&A sessions.
  • Interactive Customer Support: Allow customers to interact with your chatbot for immediate assistance.

Ask a Table Feature

Next up is the Ask a Table feature, which allows you to build a Q&A knowledge bank for your business. Instead of retrieving information from an external AI like ChatGPT, this feature uses your own data to provide answers.

Steps to Implement

  1. Add an FAQ Table: Create a table in Glide's data editor with questions and answers relevant to your business.
  2. Query the Table: Configure a workflow that queries this table whenever a user asks a question.

Benefits and Applications

  • Dynamic FAQ Sections: Create a responsive FAQ section where users get immediate answers.
  • Personalized Onboarding: Customize the onboarding experience by answering user-specific questions as they arise.

Audio to Text Feature

The audio to text feature in Glide is incredibly useful for transcribing voice notes into text summaries. This can be a game-changer for creating accessible and organized documentation.

Steps to Implement

  1. Upload Audio: Allow users to upload or record audio files in the app.
  2. AI Text Extraction: Use an AI script to extract text from the audio file.
  3. Summarize Notes: Automatically summarize the extracted text using an AI prompt.

Benefits and Applications

  • Meeting Notes Summarization: Easily transcribe and summarize meeting notes.
  • Accessibility Features: Provide text alternatives for audio content, aiding users with hearing impairments.

PDF to Text Feature

The PDF to text feature allows you to extract data from PDF documents, making it easier to manage and query document content.

Steps to Implement

  1. Upload PDF: Users upload PDF files to the app.
  2. Text Extraction: Use Google Cloud Vision to scan and extract text from the PDF.
  3. Query Extracted Data: Set up a workflow to query the extracted text.

Benefits and Applications

  • Document Management: Efficiently manage and query document content.
  • Resource Creation: Create easily searchable resources for your team or customers.

Image to Text Feature

Finally, the image to text feature is perfect for extracting information from images, such as receipts, and automating data entry processes.

Steps to Implement

  1. Upload Image: Users can take a photo or upload an image file.
  2. AI Text Extraction: Automatically extract text from the image using an AI tool.
  3. Process Extracted Data: Use the extracted information for various applications, such as accounting.

Benefits and Applications

  • Automated Data Entry: Streamline processes like entering receipt information into accounting software.
  • Efficiency in Handling Documents: Reduce manual data entry errors and save time.


We've covered five powerful ways to leverage AI in your business using no-code tools like Glide. Here's a quick recap:

  1. Chat Completions: Build a customized AI chat interface for customer interaction.
  2. Ask a Table: Create a dynamic Q&A feature using your own data.
  3. Audio to Text: Transcribe and summarize voice notes.
  4. PDF to Text: Extract and query text from PDF documents.
  5. Image to Text: Automate data extraction from images.

These AI tools can transform your business processes, making them more efficient and accessible. Explore Glide's features and start implementing these use cases today, even if you don't have a coding background. If you have any questions, let me know in the comments below. Thanks for sticking around, and I'll see you in the next post!