OpenAI’s ChatBot can be queried directly using the Siri voice assistant on the iPhone through the Shortcuts app. Here’s how.
ChatGPT is a powerful and fascinating tool. OpenAI’s chatbot is able to understand the meaning of words and phrases presented to it and suggests relevant responses, based on the context of the conversation. All using natural language, as a human would.
If ChatGPT can be installed locally on a server, this practice remains for the time being reserved for an audience of insiders. For the general public, access to this tool can only be done from the official ChatGPT page on the OpenAI site. ChatGPT being a conversational robot capable of understanding natural language, it would be very interesting to be able to question it aloud, from a smartphone, for example.
On iOS, a solution exists to allow you to use ChatGPT via the voice assistant Siri. GPTChat with Siri, that’s its name, uses Apple’s Shortcuts application and requires the creation of an API key for GPT-3. Here’s how to use ChatGPT with Siri on your iPhone.
1. Create your OpenAI account
If you haven’t already, start by creating your account on OpenAI. To do this, go to the page https://beta.openai.com/signup and follow the instructions to create your account on the platform. Once your account has been created and validated, log in using your credentials.
2. Generate your API key for GPT-3
Once on the main page “ Welcome to OpenAI », click on the badge of your account displayed at the top right then select View API Keys.
Then click on the button Create new secret key to generate a new key.
A pop-up should then appear and indicate your key. Copy it and keep it in a safe place, in a note, word processor or other. You will need it later to finalize the configuration of the GPTChat with Siri shortcut.
3. Install Apple’s Shortcuts app
If it’s not already installed on your iPhone, download Apple’s Shortcuts app. It is thanks to this application that you will be able to access the shortcut allowing you to query ChatGPT using Siri.
4. Download the GPTChat with Siri Shortcut
On your iPhone, open Safari For download GPTChat with Siri shortcut. In the window that opens on the screen, press the button Add this shortcut. The shortcut SiriGPT should then be present in Apple’s Shortcuts app.
5. Configure the shortcut
You now need to configure the shortcut to be able to make it work with your OpenAI account. To do this, press the shortcut options button represented by three small dots. Then find the block Textand replace the mention ADD API KEY HERE over there GPT-3 API key copied in step 2. Validate the shortcut with your key by pressing the button okay top right.
6. Set the shortcut activation command
As it stands, you can totally use the SiriGPT shortcut by running it directly from the app. Shortcuts. It is possible to use it by speaking directly to Siri, but the results are often approximate. Unless you rename the shortcut to something that Apple’s voice assistant will understand unambiguously. But it will then be necessary to validate certain authorizations, in particular so that the shortcut can access the microphone, the voice, which is not really practical. So it’s best to set up a special command that will allow you to trigger the shortcut without having to open Shortcuts or struggle with pronunciation with Siri.
To do this, open the Settings of iOS, go to the menu Accessibilitythen in the section To touchscroll through the options and select Touch the back of the device.
Then press Touch 2 timesscroll through all the displayed options until you reach the section dedicated to Shortcutsand choose SiriGPT.
Now when you double tap the back of your iPhone, SiriGPT will launch and you’ll have the option to query ChatGPT by speaking directly to it out loud.
Note that you will need, at least on first use, to validate certain authorizations, in particular to give access to the microphone of your iPhone.