ChatGPT in an iOS Shortcut — Worlds Smartest HomeKit Voice Assistant

Mate Marschalko
8 min readJan 18, 2023

Ever since I tried ChatGPT and GPT-3, everything else feels painfully dumb and useless: Siri, Alexa, Google Home and all other “smart” assistants.

Here’s the shocking thing: you can build your own in less than an hour!

My other AI Assistant

To demonstrate how you can use assistants like this for other use-cases, I created an AI Car Mechanic you can discuss your car related issues with:


I have a fully built HomeKit smart home with dozens of lights, thermostats, underfloor heating, ventilation unit, cameras and a lot more, so I thought it would be great if I could replace Siri with GPT-3.

I asked GPT-3 to pretend to be the smart brain of my house, carefully explained what it can access around the house and how to respond to my requests.

I explained all this in plain English…



Mate Marschalko

Senior Creative Developer, Generative AI, Electronics with over 15 years experience | JavaScript, HTML, CSS