Using AI To Create A Zap
Upon diving into Zapier’s AI-powered Zap builder, I was skeptical about its ability to create zaps, let alone complex-multi-step zaps. However, I was pleasantly surprised by its resilience and flexibility. From the outset, it was clear that Zapier had invested significant time and effort into creating a game-changing AI automation feature.
1. How Does Creating A Zap with AI Work?
2. How I Tried To Break It
Being a long-time Zapier user, I couldn’t really believe that what they were suggesting was possible.
So, I set out to break it by progressively making my requests longer and longer.
I started with a basic request.
when there is a new jotform submission, search in clearbit
All good. It created the zap steps easily. Then I added to it:
when there is a new jotform submission, search in clearbit, create an airtable record
Still no problem. Produced a good result, so I added more:
when there is a new jotform submission, search in clearbit, create an airtable record, add a tag activecampaign
Here’s where it stumbled a bit. For some reason, it created an Infusionsoft step instead of an ActiveCampaign step. I generated it again, and it came out correct. Finally I added one more step:
when there is a new jotform submission, search in clearbit, create an airtable record, add a tag activecampaign, and send a slack message
And this is how it turned out:
3. The Review
While I did encounter a few glitches here and there, they were minor and easily resolved. The fact that the generator could handle a good amount of pressure without major issues was impressive.
That said, how it would cope with multiple paths, or more complex zaps remains to be seen.
It’s an awesome time-saving tool, and especially good for people new to Zapier.
Sure, it can’t build every element of a zap, but it definitely provides a strong start.