Happy Birthday, Hal

Publication Date:
Wed, 01/01/1997

Science fiction fans everywhere know that January 12, 1997 is the birthday of HAL, the big screen’s most famous computer, brought to life by Stanley Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke in “2001: A Space Odyssey.” In this hour of Science Friday, we’ll wish HAL a happy birthday and talk about how computer science reality compares to science fiction fantasy.

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Guests:

David Stork
Chief Scientist
Ricoh California Research Center
Consulting Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering
Visiting Scholar Psychology
Stanford University
Stanford, California

Editor and Contributor
Hal’s Legacy: 2001’s Computer as Dream and Reality

Rosalind Picard
Professor of Computers and Communications
Associate Professor of Media Technology
MIT Media Lab
Cambridge, MA

Editor and Contributor
Hal’s Legacy: 2001’s Computer as Dream and Reality

Doug Lenat
Founder and President
Cycorp
Austin, Texas

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