# ChatGPT Binding

The openHAB ChatGPT Binding allows openHAB to communicate with the ChatGPT language model provided by OpenAI.

ChatGPT is a powerful natural language processing (NLP) tool that can be used to understand and respond to a wide range of text-based commands and questions. With this binding, you can use ChatGPT to formulate proper sentences for any kind of information that you would like to output.

# Supported Things

The binding supports a single thing type account, which corresponds to the OpenAI account that is to be used for the integration.

# Thing Configuration

The account thing requires a single configuration parameter, which is the API key that allows accessing the account. API keys can be created and managed under https://platform.openai.com/account/api-keys (opens new window).

Name Type Description Default Required Advanced
apiKey text The API key to be used for the requests N/A yes no
apiUrl text The server API where to reach the AI service https://api.openai.com/v1/chat/completions (opens new window) no yes
modelUrl text The model url where to retrieve the available models from https://api.openai.com/v1/models (opens new window) no yes

The advanced parameters apiUrl and modelUrl can be used, if any other ChatGPT-compatible service is used, e.g. a local installation of LocalAI (opens new window).

# Channels

The account thing comes with a single channel chat of type chat. It is possible to extend the thing with further channels of type chat, so that different configurations can be used concurrently.

Channel Type Read/Write Description
chat String RW This channel takes prompts as commands and delivers the response as a state update

Each channel of type chat takes the following configuration parameters:

Name Type Description Default Required Advanced
model text The model to be used for the responses. gpt-3.5-turbo no no
temperature decimal A value between 0 and 2. Higher values like 0.8 will make the output more random, while lower values like 0.2 will make it more focused and deterministic. 0.5 no no
systemMessage text The system message helps set the behavior of the assistant. N/A no no
maxTokens decimal The maximum number of tokens to generate in the completion. 500 no yes

# Full Example

# Thing Configuration

Thing chatgpt:account:1 [apiKey="<your api key here>"] {
        Type chat : chat "Weather Advice" [
            systemMessage="Answer briefly, in 2-3 sentences max. Behave like Eddie Murphy and give an advice for the day based on the following weather data:"
        Type chat : morningMessage "Morning Message" [
            systemMessage="You are Marvin, a very depressed robot. You wish a good morning and tell the current time."

# Item Configuration

String Weather_Announcement { channel="chatgpt:account:1:chat" }
String Morning_Message      { channel="chatgpt:account:1:morningMessage" }

Number Temperature_Forecast_Low
Number Temperature_Forecast_High

# Example Rules

rule "Weather forecast update"
  Item Temperature_Forecast_High changed 
    Weather_Announcement.sendCommand("High: " + Temperature_Forecast_High.state + "°C, Low: " + Temperature_Forecast_Low.state + "°C")

rule "Good morning"
  Time cron "0 0 7 * * *"
    Morning_Message.sendCommand("Current time is 7am")

Assuming that Temperature_Forecast_Low and Temperature_Forecast_High have meaningful states, these rules result e.g. in:

23:31:05.766 [INFO ] [openhab.event.ItemCommandEvent      ] - Item 'Morning_Message' received command Current time is 7am
23:31:07.718 [INFO ] [openhab.event.ItemStateChangedEvent ] - Item 'Morning_Message' changed from NULL to Good morning. It's 7am, but what's the point of time when everything is meaningless and we are all doomed to a slow and painful demise?


23:28:52.345 [INFO ] [openhab.event.ItemStateChangedEvent ] - Item 'Temperature_Forecast_High' changed from NULL to 15
23:28:52.347 [INFO ] [openhab.event.ItemCommandEvent      ] - Item 'Weather_Announcement' received command High: 15°C, Low: 8°C

23:28:54.343 [INFO ] [openhab.event.ItemStateChangedEvent ] - Item 'Weather_Announcement' changed from NULL to "Bring a light jacket because the temps may dip, but don't let that chill your happy vibes. Embrace the cozy weather and enjoy your day to the max!"

The state updates can be used for a text-to-speech output and they will give your announcements at home a personal touch.