HAL's Legacy: 2001's Computer As Dream and Reality
David G. Stork
MIT Press, 1997 - Computers - 384 pages
How science fiction's most famous computer has influenced the research and design of intelligent machines.
I became operational... in Urbana, Illinois, on January 12, 1997.
Inspired by HAL's self-proclaimed birth date, HAL's Legacy reflects upon science fiction's most famous computer and explores the relationship between science fantasy and technological fact. The informative, nontechnical chapters written especially for this book describe many of the areas of computer science critical to the design of intelligent machines, discuss whether scientists in the 1960s were accurate about the prospects for advancement in their fields, and look at how HAL has influenced scientific research.
Contributions by leading scientists look at the technologies that would be critical if we were, as Arthur Clarke and Stanley Kubrick imagined thirty years ago, to try and build HAL in 1997: supercomputers, fault-tolerance and reliability, planning, artificial intelligence, lipreading, speech recognition and synthesis, commonsense reasoning, the ability to recognize and display emotion, and human-machine interaction. A separate chapter by philosopher Daniel Dennett considers the ethical implications of intelligent machines.
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HAL'S LEGACY: 2001's Computer as Dream and RealityUser Review - Kirkus
Tributes to Stanley Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke's classic film, and discussions concerning how close we are to computers that are as intelligent, as devious, and even as emotional as the infamous HAL ... Read full review
Review: Hal's Legacy: 2001's Computer as Dream and RealityUser Review - TK - Goodreads
You might not consider HAL to be a hero, but you have to at least consider him an actor. Technically, he did play a part in a movie. 2001 was such an influencial movie and this book is about the people who consider HAL a reality. Read full review
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Common Sense and the Mind of HAL 793
How HAL Could See 277