Hal's Legacy: 2001's Computer as Dream and Reality (Revised)

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foreword by Arthur C. Clarke
"I became operational . . . in Urbana, Illinois, on January 12, 1997."

Inspired by HAL's self-proclaimed birth date, "HAL's Legacy" reflects upon science fiction's most famous computer and explores the relationship between science fantasy and technological fact. The informative, nontechnical chapters written especially for this book describe many of the areas of computer science critical to the design of intelligent machines, discuss whether scientists in the 1960s were accurate about the prospects for advancement in their fields, and look at how HAL has influenced scientific research.

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9780262692113
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Paperback
Publication Date: 
March 2, 1998