Re: [isml] Computers that improve themselves (fwd)

From: Jim Fehlinger (
Date: Wed Apr 11 2001 - 19:46:23 MDT

Eugene Leitl wrote:

> From The News Observer,
> Published: Monday, April 9, 2001 12:13 a.m. EDT
> Paul Gilster
> ...
> If this sounds theoretical, consider that NASA's Langley Research Center has
> just announced that it is buying a HAL hypercomputer from Star Bridge
> Systems of Midvale, Utah.

Um, "buying" may be a bit of an exaggeration, apparently. I found
another news story posted on Usenet (from )
that contained the following quote:

"A Star Bridge Systems representative declined to discuss the price of
the HAL-15. But the Langley researchers worked out a pretty nice deal to
use one.

'It'll cost us absolutely not one penny,' said Langley spokesperson Bill

Jim F.

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