We are looking at Artificial Intelligence controlled Home Automation system this week. Nick from Pumping station one made an AI system that controls his home. He took inputs from a few people helped him and put together an impressive system that responds to every beck and call of his.
HAL740 as the project is titled is powered by an Arduino kit, apple script, a few relays and Mac Mini.
Take a look for yourself, you just might get inspired and build one for yourself too.