Hal is a new messaging app that brings a unique personal assistant to iPhone. Unlike other digital voice assistants running on artificial intelligence like Siri and Alexa, Hal is driven by human intelligence. A network of humans is connected via the app to provide users with the best advice for all situations and needs.
Developer Alex Heikel believes Hal personal assistant provides users the human connection which other AI voice assistant lack. Using the famous Hal AI of the movie ‘2001 A Space Odyessy’ by legendary director Stanley Kubrick, Heikel has cleverly created a different artificial and human intelligence. He argues that going through similar experiences and needs in life, a human personal assistant is better equipped to give information, suggestion, or advice to another human being.
Hal app – the private personal assistant which gets you
The Hal app creates a community of human personal assistants working to help each other while making money. At the moment the app is only available in select cities in the United States and Canada: New York, Los Angeles, Miami, and Toronto. However, the service will be expanding to more cities soon.
If we all have a phone, and if all of us need help at some point, why is it that we are not all connected and the ones who do have some time could help others for some money?
Release notes read:
- Extremely private: Hal will not know who you are, and you won’t know who Hal is. Each time a new question is asked, a random Hal is assigned to process your request.
- Trusted information: Hal doesn’t work and never will work with paid-results; Hal will give you the best they can as if the search is done for their interest because, in fact, it will be.
- Understands you: Instead of A.I., Hal uses H.I. (human intelligence), the most advanced intelligence to date, to understand in every situation you may find.
- Human connection: Get different opinions from people like you, allowing them to share their experiences and knowledge. They will assist with everything you need until you’re satisfied.
Currently, the app is only available on iPhone but the developer said that an Andriod version of the app will be launch in March 2021. iOS users can download the Hal app from the App Store for free and purchase various sessions starting from $0.99 to $49.00. The app requires iOS 10.1 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.