posted on Apr, 26 2006 @ 03:52 AM
That's right! The famous Heuristically Programmed Algorithmic Computer - HAL 9000 -
was set to be tested aboard the ISS in March of last year.
Thumbing through an old issue of 'Flight International', I came across the title 'ISS computer to converse.'
Astronauts aboard the International Space Station will in March test a verbally interactive computer program . . .
Although perhaps this ISS program won't be able to do such things as recognize facial expressions, read lips, appreciate art, interpret emotions, and
reason, I thought the article was damn interesting anyway. Could you imagine what the program could do with that robot arm!?! >
I can't find any info on what has happened since then, although. btw, for any kids who dont have a clue what I'm yapping on about here, HAL 9000 was
a computer in the movie 2001: A Space Odessy
, which, although released in 1968, has visuals far better than any of the movies today.
edit: i dont like these new image linking policies.
[edit on 26/4/2006 by watch_the_rocks]