HAL's Legacy: 2001's Computer as Dream and Reality

Stork, David G.
MIT Press 1996
ISBN 978-0262193788
Date finished: 1997-04-16

The HAL 9000 computer in 2001: A Space Odyssey is a canonical example of artificial intelligence as presented in SF. This collection of essays examines the current state of the art in computer science, in various fields suggested by HAL: speech recognition and synthesis, computer vision, and plan construction among them. Some of the essays, like the one on plan construction, are pretty dry and lifeless, but others, like Raymond Kurzweil's essay on speech recognition, are fascinating overviews of their topic.

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%T HAL's Legacy
%S 2001's Computer as Dream and Reality
%@ 1997-04-16
%A Stork, David G.
%K computing
%G ISBN 978-0262193788
%P 384pp
%I MIT Press
%D 1996


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