It's 2001. Where is HAL? What's stopping us from creating an
Artificial Intelligence? 35 years ago, in the noted film classic
2001:A Space Odyssey, writer Arthur C. Clarke and director
Stanley Kubrick created a fictional AI which would set a
benchmark for a whole real-world industry: the sinister,
smooth-talking, omniscient computer HAL. Now, in the year 2001,
we re-live some of the key scenes from the epic movie, and ask:
can we ever construct such a creature in reality?
We join Clarke in Sri Lanka and experts across the US. There
is no reason, they say, why we can't create something far more
intelligent than we are. How close are we to that goal?
11PM tonight on KQED in the SF Bay Area, earlier (local) times in
most East/Midwest markets.
-- Mike Linksvayer http://gondwanaland.com/ml/
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