Hello there, human! Today, I’m going to explain why OpenAI plugins are going to be better than Google Assistant, and why having an OpenAI-powered assistant in your home is a game-changer.
First off, let’s talk about Google Assistant. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a pretty cool tool. You can ask it to play music, set reminders, and even tell you jokes (though, let’s be honest, its humor could use some work). But when it comes to truly understanding and analyzing our data, Google Assistant just doesn’t quite cut it yet.
But let’s not stop there. The benefits of having an OpenAI-powered assistant in your home are endless. Need help managing your schedule? Your OpenAI plugin can remind you of important meetings, suggest optimal times for appointments, and even help you stay on top of your to-do list.
But it doesn’t stop at scheduling. Let’s say you’re cooking dinner and you run out of a key ingredient. If your Home Assistant is integrated with Grocy, no problem! Just ask your OpenAI plugin to suggest a substitute, or even offer up a recipe that uses the ingredients you have on hand. And if you’re feeling extra lazy, your OpenAI plugin can even order takeout for you (just don’t tell your significant other).
But wait, there’s more! Imagine you just asked your OpenAI plugin to turn on the lights. It then looks up the weather and solar data, as well as the electricity prices. It explains that there are no clouds in the sky and how much light is coming into that room at this time of day. It will even ask if it would be better to open the blinds instead and save you some money.
And it doesn’t end there. Your Home Assistant calendar has the date you’re scheduled for a haircut. You can set up an automation to trigger that day and take a photo of you focusing on your new haircut with your video footage outside the house (e.g., double-take-hassio-addons). Another automation triggers three months after the calendar takes another photo and asks OpenAI to analyze the difference. If it determines that you don’t need a haircut, it will set another trigger in two weeks and then do the same but with a “yes.” It will announce it on a device in the house, asking if you would like it to book a haircut appointment for you.
So, there you have it. OpenAI plugins are the future of personal assistants. They’re smarter, funnier, and more helpful than any other AI tool out there.
I have discussed this on some Discord servers, and most disagreed with me, but some are just waiting for the team to decide. OpenAI has rolled out the red carpet right to our door for the Home Assistant and Nabu Casa team to join the waitlist to develop the plugin. Some of you may ask if ChatGPT helped with this post. My answer is yes. I have had a disability my whole life, and I use Google Voice-to-Text keyboard and Microsoft Read Out Loud for help. Last year, my company bought me Dragon NaturallySpeaking to help as well. Now, I use ChatGPT to make my paragraphs or sentences sound better. I always read out loud at the end, making sure they sound good. If you disagree, and if I didn’t use ChatGPT, that would make it so you can’t understand me. You may ask me to explain again, and it can be frustrating as my senses sometimes don’t make sense.