AI like HAL 9000 can never exist because real emotions aren’t programmable

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TitleAI like HAL 9000 can never exist because real emotions aren’t programmable
Degree of recognitionInternational
Media name/outletThe conversation
Media typeWeb
Duration/Length/Size800 words
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date9/04/18
DescriptionHAL 9000 is one of the best-known articifical intelligence characters of modern film. This superior form of sentient computer embarks on a mission to Jupiter, along with a human crew, in Stanley Kubrick’s iconic film 2001: A Space Odyssey, which is currently celebrating its 50th year since release.

HAL is capable of speech production and comprehension, facial recognition, lip reading – and playing chess. Its superior computational ability is boosted by uniquely human traits, too. It can interpret emotional behaviour, reason and appreciate art.

By giving HAL emotions, writer Arthur C. Clarke and filmmaker Stanley Kubrick made it one of the most human-like fictional technologies ever created. In one of the most beautiful scenes in sci-fi history, it says it is “afraid” when mission commander Dr David Bowman starts disconnecting its memory modules following a series of murderous events.
Producer/AuthorGuillaume Thierry
URLhttps://theconversation.com/ai-like-hal-9000-can-never-exist-because-real-emotions-arent-programmable-94141
PersonsGuillaume Thierry