Daily summary by Assist


In this tutorial, we are creating an automation that has Assist send you a daily summary. Assist will tell you about the weather and your calendar events today. It will also send you the summary to your messenger.

Daily summary notificationDaily summary notification - using a neutral tone

We will be using OpenAI, which requires an OpenAI account. For what we do in this tutorial, the free trial option is sufficient. No need to leave your credit card information.

Prerequisites

This tutorial assumes you have a few things set up already:

This tutorial was done using the Local calendar, the Meteorologisk institutt, and the Telegram integrations. It has not been tested with other integrations of the notifications or calendar category.

Adding a calendar

Skip this if you’re already using a calendar.

  1. Go to the integrations page and select the calendar Calendar filter.
  2. Pick a calendar you like and install it as described in the documentation.
  3. If you just want to follow along with this tutorial, install the local calendar integration.
    • When prompted for a name, call it Local calendar.

    • In the navigation bar on the left, you should now see a new entry for the calendar. Open it.

      Calendar

    • Add a few events for today and the next few days.

Adding a weather integration

Skip this if you’re already using a weather integration.

  1. Go to the integrations page and select the Weather filter.
  2. Pick a calendar you like and install it as described in the documentation.
  3. If unsure, select Meteorologisk institutt and add the integration.
    • When prompted, enter the latitude and longitude of your home.
    • The coordinates allow the integration to show the weather forecast for your location.

Connect Home Assistant to a messenger service

Skip this if you’re already using a notification integration.

  1. Go to the integrations page and select the Notifications filter.
  2. Pick a messenger service you like and install it as described in the documentation.
  3. If unsure, select Telegram and add the integration.
  4. If you don’t have it already, install Telegram on your phone.
  5. To get started with Telegram on Home Assistant, follow the set up instruction step by step.
    • Make sure not to copy and paste the following values from the example. Enter the real values:
      • api_key
      • allowed_chat_ids
      • name
      • chat_id
      • service
  6. You now have a working Notification integration. Home Assistant can now send messages to you.

Creating an OpenAI voice assistant personality

The OpenAI personality gives the messages a special touch. Using OpenAI requires an OpenAI account. For this tutorial, the free trial option is sufficient. No need to leave your credit card information.

Creating an automation from a blueprint

We are using a blueprint (courtesy of @allenporter) that polls calendar events and collects weather information. It then asks ChatGPT to summarize it and ships that response to your phone.

  1. To import the blueprint, select the button below:

  2. Select Preview, then select Import blueprint.

  3. Select the blueprint Conversation agent agenda notification from the list.

  4. Enter the values for each category. Add prompt for Mario personality

    • Under Notify service name, make sure not to leave the default but to use the one you set up previously. For example notify.nina.
    • Save your changes.
    • In the dialog, enter a name for your new automation. For example, Daily summary by Mario.
  5. To view the automation, go to Settings > Automations & Scenes.

  6. To test the automation, select the three dots on your automation, and select Run.

    • You should now receive a notification from Assist in your messenger app.

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