’2001: HAL’s Legacy’ to air on PBS Nov. 27

November 6, 2001 | Source: KurzweilAI

Arthur C. Clarke, Ray Kurzweil, and other leading scholars in artificial intelligence and computer science will be featured in the forthcoming television documentary “2001: HAL’s Legacy,” to air nationwide on PBS stations starting Tuesday, November 27, according to Dr. David G. Stork, creator of the documentary.

The experts reflect upon the state of the art, how far we’ve come, and how far we have yet to go to building truly intelligent machines.

Based on Stork’s HAL’s Legacy: 2001′s computer as dream and reality (MIT Press), the documentary moves between clips from Stanley Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke’s 1968 epic film “2001: A Space Odyssey” and leading research labs such as the MIT AI Lab, MIT Media Lab, Bell Labs, the San Diego Supercomputer Center, IBM TJ Watson Lab, Intel Corporation, KurzweilAI.net, Cycorp, Mitsubishi Electric Research Lab and the Arthur C. Clarke Center (Sri Lanka), all to answer the question: It’s 2001: Where’s HAL?

The documentary was produced by David Kennard and Michael O’Connell (InCA Productions) and funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

Check HAL 2001 TV listings or your local PBS station site for broadcast times.

Artificial Intelligence in the World Wide Web by David G. Stork