Reply to post: @Cranky_Yank - Re: IBM loved 2001

I love you. I will kill you! I want to make love to you: The evolution of AI in pop culture

Graham Marsden

@Cranky_Yank - Re: IBM loved 2001

Clarke debunked that story personally in his book The Lost Worlds of 2001.

HAL stands for "Heuristically-programed ALgorithmic" computer. He also mentioned that they'd had a fair bit of help from IBM in the making of the film, so it's unlikely they'd be taking digs at them.

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