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Scientists build an AI inspired by HAL 9000

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Humans are going places. NASA's newest plan is to launch crewed missions to Mars in the 2030s, and we'll need the most advanced and reliable space technology to help get us there safe and sound.

That's where HAL 9000 – the villainous, insane killbot from 2001: A Space Odyssey – comes in. Believe it or not, sci-fi's most notorious murder machine was the inspirational basis for a new HAL-like cognitive computer system designed to autonomously run planetary space stations for real one day.

AI and robotics developer Pete Bonasso from Houston-based TRACLabs says his new CASE prototype ("cognitive architecture for space agents") mimics HAL purely in a technological sense – ie. minus the paranoia and betrayal.

https://www.sciencealert.com/scientists-built-an-ai-inspired-by-hal-9000-and-what-could-go-wrong-really

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BorizBadinov

Only in movies is the big red off switch accessible only by crawling into the ductwork and memory core... :lol:

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Dark_Grey
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Unlike HAL 9000 however, it will never be able to start killing off crew members because it is simply incapable of performing any task that it hasn't been programmed to do.

LOL that's what they always say :lol: life imitates art

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Nnicolette

It managed to keep virtual humans alive for a whole couple hours? Don't go in there!

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RoofGardener
36 minutes ago, Dark_Grey said:

LOL that's what they always say :lol: life imitates art

Indeed Dark_Grey. Any artificial intelligence runs the risk of "emergent behaviour"... exceeding the strict limits of its programming. 

Let us not forget that HAL9000's malfunction - and its decision to kill the crew - arose out of conflicting instructions. 

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TripGun

Just remember to cover your mouth when you speak inside of a capsule about pulling the plug on it.

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NCC1701

Jealousy will be one of the first features of AI, Astronautes, be warned!

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Sir Smoke aLot

''it will never be able to start killing off crew members because it is simply incapable of performing any task that it hasn't been programmed to do.
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It was believed that Hall was incapable of murder too hehe

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