HAL 9000 and Alexa team up to control your home
MRG PRODUCES SMART HOME REPLICA.
2001:ASpace Odyssey is a classic sci-fi movie featuring the iconic sentient artificial intelligence HAL 9000, the ship’s computer. While, in the film [Spoileralert!— Ed], the malfunctioning HAL turns to murder in order to save the ship and its mission, we’re hoping this replica doesn’t get any similar ideas. Master Replicas Group isn’t just making something that looks pretty for diehard fans, after all. This HAL is supposedly being created to have full voice recognition software — allowing you to ask the time, weather, perform basic smart home tasks and so on — with Amazon’s Alexa the brains behind the ominous red dot. While MRG hasn’t yet released any specs or prices, we’re expecting it to cost a small fortune.